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Awards / Grants

2012  Artist of the year 2012, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2011  4th Place Winner,The Photo Review International Competition Award, Philadelphia, PA

2011  Renewable Roundup Art Award, Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA

2011  10th Annual Art Inter/National Best of Show Award, Box Heart Gallery, PA

2010  Pro Arts, 2 x 2 Solos Grant, CA

2007  Headlands Center for the Arts Residency Nominee, CA

2005  Murphy Fellowship in Fine Arts, CA

2005  EP designworks, Best of Show Award

2005  The San Francisco Art Institute, International Student Grant, CA

2004  The San Francisco Art Institute, International Student Grant, CA

2003  The San Francisco Art Institute, Spring Show Award for Photography, CA

2003  The San Francisco Art Institute, BFA Merit Scholarship, CA

2002  The San Francisco Art Institute, BFA Merit Scholarship, CA

2001  The San Francisco Art Institute, CCSF Merit Scholarship, CA



Solo Exhibitions

2012  Little Disasters, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          Little Disasters, 482 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010  2 x 2 Solos, Pro Arts at Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008  Flotsam, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA

2005  American Phantoms, La Birreria, Sienna, ITALY  

2004  American Phantoms, Ashanti Galleria, Rome, ITALY

2003  Where Once Was, Provo Arts Center Gallery, Provo, UT



Selected Group Exhibitions

2013   Actual Scale, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA


2012   18th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum Photography, Winchester, MA

           Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Farmington, NH

          Chapter 12, Boxheart Gallery,PA

           Second Annual Green Art Festival, Provincetown, MA


2011   Photo Review Award Show, Gallery 1401, Philadelphia University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

           11th Anniversary Exhibition, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

           Renewable Energy Roundup, Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, WA

           Urbanic 3, Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

           Au Courant, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

          The 10th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA


2010   The Art of Photography Today 2, Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, CO

           Counterpoint, 2010: Approximating Truth, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2009   Invisible Homes, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          New World Order: Habitation, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Dreams and Revelations, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA

          Present Tense Biennial, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, CA

          AV/XPLO, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2008  Realities and Illusions, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA

          The Art of Diorama, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

      Quiet Spaces, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Exploration of Silence, Bay Model , Sausalito, CA

      Get out of Jail Free, Marin Community Foundation, Novata, CA


2007  The Little Show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

       Invisible Cities, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

     Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

     Home, Root Division, San Francisco. CA

          Out of Jail Free, Sisters of Perceptual Indulgence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Close Calls, Headlands Center for Arts, Sausalito, CA


2006  UN World Environment Day, at the National Palace, Algiers, ALGERIA

          Spring Works, E3 Gallery, New York, NY

          Our Planet, Our Home, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Beyond the Institute, Linda Fairchild Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

          Annual National Juried Exhibition, Art League of Northern California, Novato , CA

         Collettica d’artisti 10, Ashanti Galleria, Rome, ITALY

         Environmental Exhibition, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Home, Tea Party House, Oakland, CA                 

          Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition, Fort  Mason, San Francisco, CA

          Night Gallery, Arspace, San Francisco, CA


2005  Murphy & Cadagon Award Show, SF Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Dia De Los Muertos, Rocking Horse, New York, NY

          6th Annual International Photographic Art Expo, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

          Mayhem, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

          ART INTO ACTION, Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

         Abandoned Spaces, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          MOVEMEaNT, Oaklandish, Oakland, CA

          Continuing MFA Show, Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

          A Room Displaced, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          ART INTO ACTION, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Paul Sack Photography Award Nominees Show, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

          Spring Show II, Oaklandish, Oakland, CA


2004 Beyond the Obvious, Stepping Stone Gallery, New York, NY

          Fragments of Contemporary Urban Life, Michaelis Gallery, Capetown, SOUTH AFRICA

          SF Faces 2.0, City Hall, San Francisco , CA

         AD-HOC, Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Small Works, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Fragments of Contemporary Urban Life, City Hall, San Francisco, CA

         Fragments of Contemporary Urban Life, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          New Works, City Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2003 Assorted Flavors, Sacred Profanities Gallery, Berkeley, CA

         Daily Operation, Build Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Four Corners, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Erotic Art, Sacred Profanities Gallery, Berkeley, CA

          Senior Show, Walter and Mc Bean Galleries, San Francisco, CA

          Melt, Art Explosion, San Francisco, CA

          Spring Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2002  Manifold, Spanganga, San Francisco, CA

         Original Art, City Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Big Deal, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Open Studio, City Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Naked in August, City Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

         the Axe that Breaks the Frozen Seas, ATA, San Francisco, CA

          Spring Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA



Publications


2012   “2012 Award Issue”, The Photo Review

          “Photographer Nadim Sabella documents his own disasters, real and imagined

          Pittsburgh City Paper, by Nick Keppler

          Nadim Sabella’s exhibit looks at the sad magic of decaying homes”, Pittsburgh Tribune,

           by Kurt Shaw

2011  “Au Courant: a catalog of the newest in Contemporary Art” (p.4, 88, 89)

2010   “Garage Biennale” (p.36, 75)

          “Counterpoint, 2010” Exhibition Catalog (p.1, 6-9, 19)

           “2 x 2” Solos Exhibition Catalog (p.21-32)

2009   “Chinese Character” Present Tense Biennial Exhibition Catalog (p.111-114)

          “Present Tense” Sing Tao Daily, (F4 05/17)

2008   “For Victory”, Photographs by Nadim Sabella, (p.1-80)

          “Datebook”, San Francisco Chronicle, 08/17 (p.52)

          “Real or Illusion, Marin Independent Journal, (p.5)

          “The Art of Diorama”, East Bay Express, April 23-29

          “The art of Diorama at Bedford Gallery”, Artweek, (Vol.39, Issue 7, p.11)

          Diablo Arts, (April-June, p.34)

2007  “Home”, Exhibition Catalog, Root Division, (p.5/7)

          “Tattered and Torn”, Tinywindows, (December Issue)

          “The Invisible City”, Ethsix Magazine, (Vol.2, p.37)

          “Close Calls: 2007 at Headlands Center for the Arts” Artweek, (Vol.38, Issue 2, p.29)

          “Our Planet, Our Home at SFMOMA Artists Gallery” Artweek (Vol.38, Issue 1, p.14)

          “Fall/Winter Issue, Santa Clara Review, (Vol.94, #1, p.65)

2006  “Eco Friendly Art” The Guardsman, (Arts p.5)

          “Prize Winning Artists 2005” PWA Artlink

          “Home” Tea Party Magazine, (p.22-25)

          “The Bugs Issue”, LiP Magazine, (p.7)

   




Biography

German born
Nadim Roberto Sabella is an artist and art educator who currently resides in Oakland, California. His work involves a wide range of media including photography, sculpture and installations. He attended the archeology program at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in 1997 and graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2006. Sabella is Boxheart Gallery’s Artist of the Year 2012. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Renewable Roundup Art Award, the San Francisco Art Institute Photography Award as well as the Murphy Fellowship in Fine Arts. His early photographs of abandoned homes explore human tragedies and lay the stepping stone for his miniature and installation work.
 

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