Stéphanie Saadé

1983 · Lebanon

Artist biography

Stéphanie Saadé is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Lebanon, like other renowned artists such as Rima Canaan Lee, Akram Zaatari, Sumayyah Samaha, Rabih Mroué, and The Atlas Group / Walid Raad. Stéphanie Saadé was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Stéphanie Saadé's work, which are Marfa' in Beirut , Lebanon and Galerie Akinci in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Stéphanie Saadé most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Copperfield in London with the exhibition (This) precious stone set in the silver sea. The exhibition was open from 17 January 2020 until 05 March 2020. Stéphanie Saadé's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is People your age, which took place at Counter Space in Zurich, Switzerland (31 January 2018 - 04 February 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Stéphanie Saadé

Stéphanie Saadé was born in 1983 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Stéphanie Saadé