Nuha Saad is an Australian sculptor working in the areas of sculpture, installation and public art. Her works feature in public buildings and urban renewal projects, including large scale commissions for City of Sydney, Transport for NSW, Marrickville High School, Meriton and private developers.
Saad completed a Masters of Visual Arts by Research at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, a Graduate Diploma Education at University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Visual Arts at City Art Institute (now UNSW Art and Design).
Nuha Saad has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions including projects for Artspace; RMIT Gallery, UTS Gallery; Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Casula Powerhouse, Galerie pompom, James Dorahy Project Space, Gitte Weise Gallery, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Mop Projects, Tin Sheds Galler, Verge Gallery, Newcastle Regional Gallery NSW, Benalla Art Gallery Victoria and Queensland University of Technology Art Museum.
Nuha Saad has previously been awarded an Australia Council New Work Grant, Artspace Gunnery Artist Studio, Pat Corrigan Artist Grant, City Art Institute Sculpture Award; and was recently short-listed for the Tom Bass Sculpture Prize (2020), Deakin University Small Sculpture Award (2019, 2018), Hidden Rookwood Sculptures (2018), the Paramor Art + Innovation Prize (2017) and the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize (2016).
Saad’s work is held in the collections of City of Sydney, Randwick City Council, Royal Melbourne Hospital, ARTBANK and numerous private collections.
Nuha is represented by Galerie Pompom in Sydney.
Full CV below.
NUHA SAAD CURRICULUM VITAE
Nuha Saad CV (pdf)
1999 MVA, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
1991 Graduate Diploma Education, University of Sydney
1988 BVA, City Art Institute (now UNSW Art and Design)
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Ornamental Fancies, Galerie Pompom, Sydney
2018 Then and Now, Articulate Project Space
2015 Glitter is going under!, AirSpace Projects, Sydney (with Ali Noble)
2011 The Necessity of Ornament, James Dorahy Project Space
2009 Imagined Constellations, James Dorahy Project Space
2007 The New City Beautiful, James Dorahy Project Space
2006 Patterned Space, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney
2005 Intersecting Geometries, Artspace, Sydney (collaboration with Mimi Tong)
2004 Lines of Incidence, MOP Gallery, Sydney
2003 Ripple with Blue Stripes, Gallery 4A, Sydney
2003 Ripple with Green Stripes, MOP Gallery, Sydney
2002 Sedan Ace +, Room 35, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney (with Kay Wood)
2001 Sedan Ace, Room 35, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney (with Kay Wood)
2001 Sedan Ace Prelude, Block Gallery, Sydney (with Kay Wood)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 The Home, Hazelhurst Arts Centre (Upcoming)
2019 MOP Projects 2003-2016, Artspace Sydney
2018 Fabstraction, Flinders Street Gallery
2018 Breathing Colours, Vandal Gallery
2017 Painting Not Painting, Galerie Pompom
2017 Our House, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
2016 Stable, Articulate Project Space
2014 reSATURATEryb, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney
2013 Intra-Sections, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney
2012 Saturate: Part of the Research Project Alchemy, Sydney College of the Arts
2012 Mountains and Valleys, James Dorahy Project Space
2011 Colouring in (my world 2.0), James Dorahy Project Space
2010 Colouring in (Material), James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
2009 9 Shades of White, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
2009 Colouring in (Paper), James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
2008 Artspace 24/25, Artspace, Sydney
2007 Our Lucky Country (Still Different), Hazlehurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
2006 Our Lucky Country, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
2006 Hardware, University of Technology Sydney Gallery
2006 Eldorado, Downtown Artspace, Adelaide, Curated by MOP Projects
2006 Lucky 7, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
2005 Room 35 Turns 8, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney, Curator Gitte Weise
2004 A Different Group, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney, Curator Gitte Weise
2002 Blue Lotus Section 4, First Draft Gallery
2001 Glacier, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Curators Suzanne Davies and Darren Wardle
2001 That was then, this is now, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney, Curator Alexie Glass
2001 Reckonings, Performance Space, Sydney, Curators Ihab Shalbak and Rea
2001 East of Somewhere, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Curator Ihab Shalbak
2001 Blue lotus section, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
2000 MNCBM, Artspace, Sydney, Curators Nick Tsoutas and Jacqueline Phillips
2000 D-Turn, Rubyayre, Sydney, Curator Kay Wood
2000 Gravity Fails, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
1998 Arabmade, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1996 Tre Three T’laata, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
1996 Ten Years, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
AWARDS, COMMISSIONS AND GRANTS
2020 Public Art Commission Alexandria for City of Sydney and Atlas Group (upcoming)
2019 Public Art Commission Rosebery Avenue Rosebery for City of Sydney & Meriton Group
2018 Public Art Commission Rosebery Avenue Rosebery for City of Sydney & Meriton Group
2017 Public Art Commission ArtMoves Project for Transport for NSW
2017 Public Art Commission Rothschild Ave Rosebery for City of Sydney and Meriton Group
2017 Public Art Commission Marrickville High School
2016 Public Art Commission Wulaba Park at Green Square for City of Sydney and Meriton
2016 Public Art Commission Dalmeny Avenue Rosebery for City of Sydney and Meriton Group
2009 Public Art Commission Jubilee Square Glebe for City of Sydney
2008 Public Art Commission Skippedy Skip Fence Glebe for City of Sydney
2005 NSW Ministry for the Arts Gunnery Artist Studio, Sydney
2001 New Work Project Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2000 NSW Ministry for the Arts Gunnery Artist Studio, Sydney
1999 Pat Corrigan Artist Grant
2020 Tom Bass Sculpture Prize
2019 Deakin Small Sculpture Award
2019 Rookwood Hidden
2018 Deakin Small Sculpture Award
2017 Paramor Art + Innovation Prize
2016 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2012 Blake Prize
2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
2010 RBS Prize
2005 NSW Ministry for the Arts Artspace Artist Studio
2004 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize;
2004 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award
2004 ABN AMRO Award
2003 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize;
2000 NSW Ministry for the Arts Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship
1999 NSW Ministry for the Arts Women and Arts Fellowship
1999 NSW Ministry for the Arts Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship
SELECTED REVIEWS AND MEDIA
2019 Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Editor), MOP PROJECTS: 2003-2016.
2018 Judd, Craig. Then and Now, Artlink, November 9 2018.
2018 Laura Sullivan. Public art branches out, Inner West Courier Tues Nov 13 2018 pg 25.
2018 Vibrant Marrickville High School, The Daily Telegraph, Nov 13, 2018.2
2018 Murray, Elicia. The ’10-minutes-to-everywhere’ suburb: Why Waterloo has become one
of Sydney’s newest hotspots, Domain Magazine.
2018 Echternach, Erika. Altmedia REVIEW: Vandal Gallery’s – Breathing Colours
2017 Loughnan, Melissa. The persistence of painting. Exhibition catalogue essay.
2017 Bratovich, Rita. 1717 Painting/not painting.
2016 Curtis, Helen. Town of East Fremantle’s Public Art Strategy.
2016 Tan, Monica. Ten of the best Australian playgrounds – in pictures, The Guardian,
2013 Carsley Gary. ‘Mostly Oracular Presentations’, Ten out of Ten Catalogue, MOP Projects,
2011 Milner, Jacqueline. ‘The Necessity of Ornament’, Exhibition Catalogue Essay.
2009 Keehan, Reuben. Editor. Column 3, Artspace Publication.
2009 arber, Bruce. ’24 exhibitions for 25 years’, Contemporary Visual Art + Culture
Broadsheet 38 1 2009.
2007 Milner, Jacqueline. Symposium: Expanded Painting. The Spatialisation of Painting and
the Proper Name of Installation Art, Artspace, November.
2007 Australia Council for the Arts. Beyond Region: Public Galleries in NSW.
2007 Dunn, Richard. ‘Nuha Saad & Mimi Tong: Intersecting Geometries’, Artspace Projects.
2007 Millner, Jacqueline. ‘Our Lucky Country (Still Different)’, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery,
2006 Titmarsh, Mark. ‘Shapes of inhabitation: Painting in the expanded field’, Art Monthly,
May, pp. 27-32.
2006 Mudie Cunningham, Daniel. ‘Our Lucky Country’, Exhibition Catalogue.
2006 Keehan, Reuben. Eldorado, MOP Projects Exhibition Catalogue.
2003 Stowell, Jill. ‘Young Selection Warms to the Task’, Weekender, Nov 2003.
2003 Chambers, Nicholas and Keehan, Reuben Editors. 1,2,3,4,4 Fanzine.
2003 Kidd, Courtney. ‘Nuha Saad & Kay Wood’, Critics Picks, Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 23.
2001 Peterson, Tanya. ‘Fluid Geometries’, MNCBM Catalogue Essay, Artspace.
2001 Williams, Linda. ‘Reflection & Reconstruction:New Directions in Australian Painting’.
2001 Pitsis, Alexandra. ‘Reckonings 2001’, Eyeline, Summer 2001/2002, p.47.
2001 Jenkins, Kyle. ‘Blue Lotus Exhibition 2001’, Like Magazine 16, Spring 2001, p.56.
2001 Plate, Cassi. ‘Red Fern Reckonings’, RealTime, Oct-Nov 2001, p.28.
City of Sydney, Randwick City Council, ARTBANK, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Private Collection.