Born in 1975 in Jerusalem, Steve Sabella is a Berlin-based artist who practices photography and photographic installation as his principal ways of expression. In 1997, he earned his Art Photography degree from the Musrara School of Photography in Jerusalem. In 2007, he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Studies at the Empire State College, State University of New York, and in 2008, a MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, with a Caparo Award of Distinction. Through a Saïd Foundation Scholarship, he was able to pursue his second MA in 2009 at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In 2008, Sabella was awarded the Independent Photographers Terry O’Neil Award in the UK, as well as the Ellen Auerbach Award from the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Germany. In 2014, he was appointed by the Bahrain National Museum to present Sinopia as part of the touring exhibition entitled Recreational Purpose.
2017 The Bumiller Collection, Berlin, Germany
2015 The 1st Biennial of Arab Photography, at the Arab World Institute & Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
2015 Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, Museo Riso, Italy
2015 Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
2014 Fotofest Biennial, Texas, USA
2014 International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2014 Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait