Stéphanie Saadé was born in 1983 in Lebanon. She lives and works in Paris and. She graduated in Fine Arts from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and was an artist in residence at Van Eyck, Maastricht and Cité des arts, Paris. She is one of the four artists selected to be part of Centre Pompidou Paris artist
residence program Accélérations (2022.23), curated by Michel Gauthier and in partnership with BNP Paribas Banque privée.
The work of Stéphanie Saadé develops a language of suggestion, playing with poetics and metaphor. She shares clues, signs, imageless and occasionally silent trails with us, which interact like the words of a single sentence. It is for the viewer to decipher them, as would an archaeologist faced with traces, fossils, and fragments. This enigmatic quality often stems from the artist’s own experience. In her oeuvre, personal experience is invoked exclusively as a universal subject.
Saadé had solo exhibitions at Centre Pasquart, Biel, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les- Eaux, Maison Salvan, Labège and Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam as well as a duo exhibition at Marres, Maastricht. Her work was exhibited collectively at Sharjah Biennal 13 / Punta della Dogana, Venice / MAXXI, Rome / MOCA Toronto / MuHKA, Antwerp / Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris / Jameel Art Center, Dubai / MISK Art Institute, Ryadh / Saudi Art Council, Jeddah / Home Works 7, Beirut / La Criée, Rennes / National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík / Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo / Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad / Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard, New York / Mosaic Rooms, London / Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
Her first monograph Building A Home With Time was published following her solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland. Her works are in the collections of CNAP Paris, MAXXI, Rome, Centraal Museum,
Utrecht, FMAC Paris, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah and Saradar Foundation, Lebanon.