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Born in 1995 in France, Alice Saadi lives and works in Paris.

In her work, she intends to depict the language of simple objects and landscapes through the poetic gaze she endows them with and the multiplicity of what they may evoke to one another. She seeks to make visible the strength that abandoned places carry within it. The evocative use of pictorial and sculptural locations filled with human’s absence resonates with the idea of a world left behind, where one can imagine what life used to be and what possible future can still grow in it.

Within her artistic practice, landscapes are finding themselves oscillating in a state of in-between - on the one hand the improbability of their existence and on the other hand the precision of specific visual details.

In her work she is exploring the intriguing multiplicity of our surrondings through painting, miniature models, video, photography, sculptural installation and writing. She seeks to make tangible the poetry hidden into landscapes of deserted places. Alice Saadi finds herself fascinated by the quiet, yet very powerful strength arising from these imaginary locations she depicts.

 

This pluridisciplinary way of working and thinking is a coherent approach to the subject itself. It allows her to highlight the elusive quality of those places whether it is through the resistance of the medium or the evocative use of the material itself.

Her video and photographic works are created from miniature models which are designed to disappear. The final form is the photo or the video whereas the materiality of the miniature model evaporates. This gesture allows one to question the tangible mutation and sometimes even the disappearance of our surroundings.

 

Her artistic experimental research and practice are to be seen as a whole. Beyond a first visual lecture, the work carries within an open window on our own invisible and sensitive inner world.

Solo exhibition

2019

While Holding The World In Our Hands, We Lost Control

Netwerk, International center for contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium

Collective exhibition

 

2024

La logique des lieux

Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, France

Voir l'écho tout autour résonner

Les Arches Citoyennes, Paris, France

Open Studios #3

Fondation Fiminco, Romainville, France

2023

Décembre à Montreuil

La Tour Orion, Montreuil, France

2021

NO HOME radius 20 000 km

Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2019

C'est beau mais c'est loin

Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Ixelles, Belgique

 

2017

Traversées Renardes

Chateau d’Eau, Bourges, France

Nuit Américaine

Galerie Esbama MOCO, Montpellier, France

Trait d’union

Galerie Esbama MOCO, Montpellier, France

2016

Buzz 07

Galerie Aperto, Montpellier, France

2015

Parti Pris

Chateau de Laverune, Laverune, France

Pied nu sur le marbre

Appartment studio, Montpellier, France


 

Professional Experience

2023 

Manuterra - Micro Jardin

Artistic collaboration with the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès & CENTQUATRE

 

Residency at Les Arches Citoyennes 

Studio in the project of Plateau Urbain, Les Arches Citoyennes, Paris

Workshop with children at CENTQUATRE

Artistic workshops on landscapes with children, Paris

2021 

Artistic collaboration with L'Oiseau Comète

Stationery brand, Collection Alice Saadi par l'Oiseau Comète, Paris

2019

Residency at Netwerk Fabriek

Netwerk, International center for contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium

The Guardians Of Sleep, Physical Poetics

Performance by Davis Weber Krebs, Ixelles, Belgium

2018

Studio Assistant

Sarah & Charles studio, Brussels, Belgium

2017

Studio Assistant

Hans op de Beeck studio, Brussels, Belgium

Artistic collaboration

Animation film Easter Eggs by Nicolas Keppens produced by Animal Tank., Ghent, Belgium

2016

Internship

La Panacée, Cultural Art center, Montpellier, France

2015

Internship

La Cinémathèque, Perpignan, France

Internship

Theater of Perpignan, Perpignan, France

Education

2017 - 2019

Ecole de Recherche Graphique des Instituts Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium

Master degree Visual Art and Narration

2013 - 2017

Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Montpellier, France

Bachelor degree Art

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