Visual Artist, Designer, Textile works
Paris – Stockholm – Beirut
From North to South
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 exhibitions consist mainly of installations, including paintings, photographs, videos, textile works and sound. One of her main projects, Borderless, is a reflection on the impact of geographic and ideological borders, on individual and collective freedoms. She approaches political subjects in a positive and poetic way, in order to arouse emotions and questioning. Her work has been presented in different places such as the Grand Palais in Paris, the Agial gallery in Beirut, the French Institute in Milan for the Universal Exhibition 2015, the Morone gallery in Milan, the Parcours Saint-Germain in Paris and the FD Shim gallery in New York. By discovering the craft of the rug, she uses it as a great creative medium. Influenced by her multicultural background, inspired by the different worlds surrounding her, her textile project is part of the ambitious desire to push the boundaries between art and design a little further, through her intrepid and playful approach to design for innovative and unique graphics.