On Air: Steve Sabella

Posted August 15th, 2013

Steve Sabella

The subject of several TV documentaries and short films, Steve Sabella’s work has been reviewed on an international scale. He was recently invited as a speaker for TEDx Marrakech, where he gave the talk “Dare to Question my Name or Where I come from” (see below) and a monograph is currently being prepared in collaboration with the Akademie der Künste, reviewing his life and artistic career from the early 1990s.

Steve Sabella was also ikono’s artist of the month in January 2013.


Steve Sabella, born in Jerusalem in 1975, is a Berlin based artist who uses photography and photographic installation as his principle modes of expression. He is the holder of the Ellen Auerbach Award (2008) granted by the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, and was one of the commissioned artists for the inauguration of MATHAF – Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha where he presented a critical installation entitled ‘Settlement – Six Israelis & One Palestinian’.

Sabella’s artwork has been collected by the British Museum in London, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Ars Aevi museum in Sarajevo and by leading collectors in the Middle East including Cuadro Fine Art in Dubai, Salsali Private Museum and Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah.


- Homepage of Steve Sabella – www.stevesabella.com
- Steve Sabella on Wikipedia
- Steve Sabella at Nafas
- Steve Sabella on Facebook


Steve Sabella at TED: Dare to Question My Identity or Where I Come From

Jerusalem in Exile

Jerusalem in Exile is a film that explores and searches for the visual images of Jerusalem in the nostalgic minds of Palestinians globally. In this film photographer Steve Sabella and poet Najwan Darwish explain how Jerusalem currently exists as a city in ‘exile’, where Palestinians are forbidden from accessing it.

Kan Yama Kan

Kan Yama Kan means ‘once upon a time’ in Arabic. Through a multimedia installation of photography, wood and paint, six influential Palestinian artists explore the threads of story and symbol that unite the Palestinian narrative.