Steve SABELLA

(Jerusalem 1975 -)


Biography

Steve Sabella (born 1975, Jerusalem) holds a BA in Visual Studies from the State University of New York, a MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster and a MA in art business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In 2008 he received the Ellen Auerbach Award from the Akademie der Künste Berlin.
The artist’s first monograph ‘Steve Sabella— Photography 1997-2014’ has been published by Hatje Cantz in collaboration with the Akademie der Künste Berlin, with texts by Hubertus von Amelunxen and Kamal Boullata.

Exhibition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Fragments, Berloni Gallery, London
Layers, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait City
Archaeology of the Future, The International Center for Photography Scavi Scaligeri, Verona in collaboration with Boxart Gallery (Verona) and Berloni Gallery (London)
Independence, Meem Gallery, Dubai
2011
Euphoria & Beyond, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai
2010
Steve Sabella: In Exile, Metroquadro Gallery, Rivoli
2005
Kan Yama Kan & Till the End, French Cultural Center, Jerusalem
Kan Yama Kan & Till the End, Franco-German Cultural Center, Ramallah
2004
End of Days, Al-Kahf Gallery, International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem End of Days, Faculty of Fine Arts, Al Najah University, Nablus
2003
End of Days, French Cultural Center, Jerusalem End of Days, French Cultural Center, Gaza
End of Days, Al-Hallaj Gallery, Ramallah
2002
Search, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
Identity, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
Life is Splendid, Artotheque De Montreal Gallery, Montreal
1998
A Moment of Truth, French Cultural Center, Jerusalem

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Video, Photography, and Mixed Media, Abu Dhabi Festival, Emirates Palace Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Keep Your Eyes on the Wall, Yalla Shebab Film Festival & Exhibition - 5th Edition, Lecce, Italy Summer Exhibition, Berloni Gallery, London, UK
2 x 10 Celebrating the Twenty Year Anniversary of Boxart, Boxart Gallery, Verona, Italy
Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, Museo Riso & Albergo dei Poveri, Palermo, Italy
Walls and Margins, Barjeel Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
1st Biennial of Arab Photographs, Arab World Institute, Paris, France (TBC)
2014
Keep Your Eyes on the Wall, Contemporary Art Platform CAP, Kuwait City
View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Video, Photography, and Mixed Media, FotoFest Biennial, Houston
Recreational Purpose, Bahrain National Museum, Manama
Bridge to Palestine, Mark Hachem Gallery at the Beirut Exhibition Center
2013
Berlin, Israel/Palestine or How Will a New Mindset Be Possible, Sprechsaal, Berlin Keep Your Eyes on the Wall, Les rencontres Arles photographie, Arles
Keep Your Eyes on the Wall, Photoquai 2013 Biennale, Espace Central Dupon, Paris
2012
The Changing Room, Arab Reflections on Praxis and Times, London 2012 Olympic Cultural Program, Hub Westminster, London
2011
The Changing Room: Arab Reflections on Praxis and Times, metroquadro, Spazio Qubi, Turin
2010
Palestine, La création dans tous ses états, National Museum of Bahrain, Manama This is Not a Love Song, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai
Young Academy, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
The Interrupted Image, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York
Borderlines, Deconstructing Exile, Green Art Gallery, Dubai
Residua, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah
Told, Untold, Retold, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
2009
The Independent Photographers Terry O’Neil Award Exhibition, Independent Photographers Gallery, East Sussex
Deconstructing Myths & Realities, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin
Palestine: La création dans tous ses états, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
NOW: Art of the 21st Century, Phillips de Pury, London
2008
Gates of the Mediterranean, Palazzo Piozzo, Rivoli
SKIP INTRO, P3 Gallery, London
Neighbors in Dialogue, Istanbul Collection for Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art in Sarajevo, Collegium Artisticum City Gallery, Sarajevo
The Independent Photographers Terry O’Neil Award Exhibition, Fulham Palace, London
2007
Neighbors in Dialogue, Istanbul Collection for Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art in Sarajevo, Istanbul
Challenging Walls, Walkscreen, projection on the Separation Wall, Jerusalem.
2006
Art in a Social Context, Boomerang Theatre, Cork
2005
At Home, Abrons Arts Center, New York
Shaping Communities in Times of Crisis: Narratives of Land, Peoples and Identities, International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem
2004
Frankfurt Book Fair as part of the Palestinian Ministry of Culture Exhibition, Frankfurt am Main Young Artist of the Year Award 2004, A. M. Qattan Foundation, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
2003
Mind, Body, & Soul, ARC Gallery, Chicago
2002
Homeland, Musrara School of Photography, Jerusalem
Hope and the Aesthetic Moment: Young Artist of the Year Award 2002, A. M. Qattan Foundation, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah
Eyes from Jerusalem, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome
1999
Kick Off, The New Gallery, Jerusalem
1998
Search, Beit Ha’am Gallery, Tel Aviv