Visual Artist, Designer, Textile works
Paris – Stockholm – Beirut
Sara Badr Schmidt is a visual artist born in Stockholm. Swedish and Lebanese, she has lived between Lebanon, France and Sweden. She currently lives and works in Paris.
Her work consist mainly in installations, including paintings, photography, vidéos, textile works and sound. One of her main project, the work in progress «Borderless» is a reflection on the issues of our world today such as the restrictions on freedom induced by geographic and ideological borders, while treating them in a poetic and positive way, in order to arouse emotions and questions. She deals with political subjects in a poetic way. Her work was showed in different places such as Grand Palais in Paris, Agial Gallery in Beirut, Oltre La Cena for Expo 2015 at Institut Français Milano, Morone gallery in Milano, Parcours Saint-Germain in Paris and in New-York. She has accumulated for more than 20 years the activities of graphic design, object design, and visual art. Upon discovering the craft of rugs, she immediately saw a wonderful creative support and had the idea of honouring it through innovative graphics.
Influenced by a multi-cultural background, inspired by the different universes that she has known, her textile project lies within the ambitious will to push, a little bit further, the borders between art and design.