Raeda Sa’adeh is one of forty handpicked artists hailing from 19 countries that have been invited to showcase their pieces at this premier art biennale in the Dolomiti Mountains, Italy.

In her installation 'Vacuum' (2007), Raeda Sa’adeh is seen in a desert landscape vacuuming the sand. It is this endless process where she moves across the sands in a continuous vacuuming motion that provokes visual contemplation to the question: How much of life is given, and how much of it is taken away?

Raeda Sa’adeh was born in Um El Fahem in 1977, and received her BFA and MFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. She was the winner of the first Young Artist of the Year Award organised by the A.M. Qattan Foundation in 2000.

Her work in photography, performance and video has been exhibited widely internationally in Europe and the USA Recent exhibitions include ‘Re-Orientations’ at the European Parliament, Brussels; ‘No Man’s Land’, at the GEMAK Museum, The Hague, Holland; ‘In Transit’, House of World Culture, Berlin; ‘Biennal Cuvee’, OK Centre, Lens, Austria (all 2008); Infr’action Festival International d’Art Performance, Se’te, France; and ‘About Time 2’, Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2007). Her work was included in the Sydney Biennial of 2006 and the Sharjah Biennial 8, 2007. She lives and works in Jerusalem.

image Raeda Sa’adeh, Vacuum, 2007, a still from the video installation / Courtesy of Biennale Arte Dolomiti and the Artist

image Raeda Sa’adeh, Vacuum, 2007, video installation / Courtesy of Biennale Arte Dolomiti and the Artist

Biennale Arte Dolomiti aims to amplify the themes of freedom, love and compassion juxtaposed against violence, annihilation and conflict. Held at an astounding height of 2116 meters above sea level, this premier 'high-altitude' biennale is an exchange of artistic ideas through different art mediums including painting, photography, installation, video projection, dance performances, music, architecture and design in the Dolomiti Mountains Italy.

Through this gathering of artworks and artists, the biennale sets up a space where geographical boundaries diverge, uniting a diverse range of cultural perspectives and ideas on an international scale. At the Biennale Arte Dolomiti we can see works by Yoko Ono, Reinhold Messner, Virginia Ryan, Karee Dahl, Ann-Maree Reaney, Colin Reaney, Reinhard Schell, Fabio di Ojuara, Jaques Samir Stenka, Eva Malm, Kiba Lumberg, Koka Ramishvili, Stefan Soravia, Gabriella Daris, Monali Meher, Vibha Galhotra, Remen Chopra, Sonia Jose, PS Jalaja, Prabhakar Pachpute, Tamara Ferioli, Antonia Trevisan, Carla Benvenuto, Carlo Busetti, Giorgio Pica, Paolo, Lorenzo Parisi, Luca Peroni, Valerio Toninelli, Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso, Raeda Sa’adeh, Dominika Zamara, Bashir Borlakov, Andrée Weschler, Valerie Ng, Mateja Suligoj, Yesım Agaoglu, Nilhan Sesalan, Pablo Atchugarry, Jennifer White Kuri and Susan Harbage.

Biennale Arte Dolomiti is held at the Ex Caserma Monte Rite, located a kilometre downhill from the famous Messner Mountain Museum of the Dolomites, a former fortress that is part of the Messner Group of Mountain Museums, affectionally known as the 'Museum in the clouds', situated 2187 meters above sea level. The Biennale is supported and realised by the Associazione Culturale Biennale Arte, its founder Paivi Tirkkonen, partners Alberto Gersich and Andrea Zinato, and patronised by the Municipality of Cibiana di Cadore, Province of Belluno, Veneto Region.

Through staging such an event, we are reminded that it is possible to overcome the hostilities and artificiality of a global society consumed by economic success and instead, to consider the sanctity of nature reflected by this breathtaking location. Biennale Arte Dolomiti will run until October 2, 2016.

Find more information on the artists exhibiting artworks on the website www.biennalearte.com

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