Saba Innab - Architect in residency

Saba Innab is an architect, urbanism researcher and artist working in Amman (Jordan) and Beirut (Lebanon). She is a graduate of the Jordan University of Science and Technology. The work of Saba Innab relates to urbanism and the process of the production and reproduction of space. She has worked with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on the reconstruction of the Nahr el Bared camp in North Lebanon – a project nominated for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Her work was presented at the 6th Biennale of Marrakech (2016), the 7th Home Works show at Beirut (2015) and at the Museum of Modern Art of Warsaw (2015). Saba Innab will be welcomed at the National Higher School of Art (ENSA) of Bourges during the Biennale in order to produce a brand new work, and she will be presenting her latest research. She will be providing Turbulences with a series of models that pose questions relating to architecture without earth.

© Saba Innab
Ensa Bourges / La Box

This autumn, for the occasion of the Biennale, La Box, the gallery of the Bourges national school of art [l’École nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges], is welcoming the Jordan-Palestinian artist and architect Saba Innab. Solidifying the strong relationship between ENSA Bourges, the contemporary art center Transpalette and Frac Centre-Val de Loire, this exhibition reaffirms the continuing support of these three regional platforms for the local young creative scene. The partnership is structured to give special attention to the transmission of knowledge and pedagogy during the Biennale. The availability of a studio-residence will enable Saba Innab to extend her research around the imagination of the habitat and the experience of time in situations of displacement. At the end of the residency, Saba Innab will present an in situ production at the Center of art Transpalette. The unpublished work will be integrated into the Frac’s collection and will participate in a permanent exhibition on a regional scale.