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Raeda Saadeh

Photographer, installation and performance artist Raeda Saadeh was born in 1977 in Umm Al-Fahem, Palestine. She received her BFA and MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and spent one year as an exchange student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She now lives and works in Jerusalem.




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Solo shows include the retrospective at the A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine (2019); “True Tales, Fairy Tales”, Rose Issa Projects, London (2012); “Adaptation, a Homage to Great Masters”, Rose Issa Projects, London (2010); “Immaterial”, Gallery Anadiel, Jerusalem (2003); “Eklil – The Wreath”, AM Qattan Foundation, Ramallah (2000); “There” (installation), School of Visual Arts, New York (2000).

Worldwide group shows include "The Written City", Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Cityhall, Bruges, Belgium (2015); "Displacement", Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2014): "Fluid Form II", Busan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2014); "Light from the Middle East", Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2012); "Beyond the Last Sky - Contemporary Palestinian Photography and Video" Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington (2012); “Vaccuum” (video art installation), for “Re.Act.Feminism #2: A Performing Archive”, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2011); “Framed-Unframed”, Birzeit University Museum, West Bank, Palestine (2011); “The Politics of Collecting – The Collecting of Politics”, Play Van Abbe, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2011); “Washed Out”, Konsthall C, Hökarängen, Sweden (2011); “Arabicity”, Beirut Exhibition Center (2010); “Arabicity: Such a Near East”, the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2010); a solo performance at the Adelaide International Festival of Art, Australia (2010); “Rêve et Réalité: Art Contemporain du Proche-Orient”, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (2009); “Palestine: Creativity in all its States”, at the Bahrain National Museum, Manama and Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2009); the Summer Show at Rose Issa Projects, London (2009); “Intransit 08: Singularitieseinmaligkeiten”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2008); “Biennale Cuvée”, OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria (2008); “L’Art au Feminin”, Musée National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, Algeria (2008); “About Time 2”, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark (2007); “Fleeing Away From What Bothers You Most”, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Sweden (2007); “Sharjah Art Museum”, Art Cologne, Germany (2005); “Fantasies of the Harem”, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain (2003); “In weiter Ferne, so nah: Neue palästinensische Kunst”, the IFA, Berlin (2002); and “Williamsburg Bridges Palestine”, New York (2002). She has also participated in the Sharjah Biennial (2007) and Sydney Biennale (2006).

She has been awarded the bronze Chimera at ICASTICA the first International Arezzo Biennial of Art (2013); and the “Young Artist of the Year” prize by the AM Qattan Foundation, Ramallah (200).

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine, Metz, France; and Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France.



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