The Wishes Tree

Raeda Saadeh (Jerusalem)


Photographer, performance and installation artist Raeda Saadeh was born in 1977 in Umm Al-Fahem, Palestine. She received her BFA and MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and spent one year as an exchange student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She now lives and works in Jerusalem. Since 1996, she explores through her works the issues of identity, particularly that of Palestinian women. Present in multiple exhibitions around the world such as the Rencontres d'Arles (2002 and 2013), "Fluid Form II", Busan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2014); "Light from the Middle East", Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2012); "Beyond the Last Sky - Contemporary Palestinian Photography and Video", Australian Center for Photography, Paddington (2012). Her work is also in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). She has received many awards including the bronze Chimera at ICASTICA, the first international art biennale of Arezzo (2013). She’s represented by the Rose Issa Gallery in London.