Steve Sabella was born in 1975 in Jerusalem. Sabella studied art photography at the Jerusalem School of Photography and New Media. He holds a BA in visual arts from the State University of New York, an MA in photographic studies from the University of Westminster, and an MA in art business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. Sabella uses photography and photography installations as his principle modes of expression and is currently based in Berlin.
Sabella visualizes the particularities of a personal and sociopolitical context deeply grounded in the Palestinian tragedy with a sophisticated, globalized artistic vocabulary. Whether personal and abstract or conceptual and pictorial, Sabella’s aesthetically refined surfaces have the uncanny ability to seduce the viewer into investigating and questioning the complex issues perpetuating the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the human condition in general. Embracing concepts of demography and geography, identity and identification, reality and hyper-reality, ideology and, above all, the psycho-geography of exile in all its permutations, his oeuvre also proffers radical solutions to the chronic conflict—solutions which, given the current political climate, find little space to flourish outside of the art world.
In 2008, Sabella was awarded Ellen Auerbach Award 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 (Doha, Qatar). Sabella’s artwork has been collected by the British Museum (London, UK); Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art; Ars Aevi Museum (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina); and leading collectors in the Middle East, including Cuadro Fine Art (Dubai, UAE); the Salsali Private Museum (Dubai); and the Barjeel Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE).
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
When you place a bid on any artwork, you are accepting personal liability for the purchase price, any applicable taxes, any and all shipping and packing costs, and all other applicable charges. Any artwork bought by residents of the District of Columbia will be subjected to a 6% sales tax on the market value of the artwork. All U.S. resident buyers can claim tax deductions on amounts that exceed the market value of the artwork. Market value of artwork is their starting value.
Bid winners can pick up the artwork they bought from the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA or have the Institute arrange for shipment, however, reiterating, that the buyer is responsible for all packing and shipment costs.
There will be ten (10) bidding cycles. Each cycle will close on the last day of the month at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (USA) at which time the highest bidder for the art will be notified of their winning bid.
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