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.
The subject of several TV documentaries and short films, 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” and a monograph is currently being prepared in collaboration with the Akademie der Künste, reviewing his life and artistic career from the early 1990s