Berlin based artist since 2010, Steve Sabella, born in Jerusalem, Palestine, is an award-winning artist and writer. Sabella uses photography and photographic installations as his primary modes of expression. He earned a master’s degree in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster and a master’s in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.
Sabella received the Ellen Auerbach Award from the Akademie der Künste Berlin in 2008, leading to a published study covering twenty years of his art. His award-winning memoir, The Parachute Paradox, published by Kerber Verlag in 2016, received international recognition winning two awards for best memoir.
Sabella’s life and art have been subject to several documentaries, and his art has been exhibited internationally and is held in private and public collections, including those of the British Museum in London, The Arab World Institute Museum in Paris, and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha in which he was one of the 23 commissioned artists for its inaugural exhibition in 2009. In 2014, The International Center for Photography Scavi Scaligeri in Verona held Sabella’s first major retrospective exhibition, Archaeology of the Future.