Raeda Saadeh was born in Um El Fahem in 1977. She received her BFA and MFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. In 2000, she won the first Young Artist of the Year award, organised by the A.M. Qattan Foundation, London, UK/Ramallah, Palestine.
‘Woman’ is a recurring subject in Saadeh’s installations and performance pieces, where she is represented as living in a state of occupation. This occupation or ‘occupying’ force is effected through political conditions in her environment and impacts on the otherwise peaceful quality of her world. Both private and public elements manipulate this world.
Her work in photography, performance and video art has been exhibited widely and internationally in Europe and the United States. Her recent exhibitions include Re-Orientations: Contemporary Arab Representations, European Parliament, Brussels (2008), No Man’s Land, GEMAK Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands (2008), In Transit, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany (2008), Biennale Cuvée, O.K Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (2008), Infr’Action – festival international d’art performance, Sète, France (2007), and About Time II, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark (2007). Her work was included in the Biennale of Sydney, Australia in 2006 and Sharjah Biennial 8 in 2007.
Saadeh’s video project Vacuum (2007) was screened in Sharjah Biennial 8.