Since its inception in 2008, SAAB has supported a mix of internationally established artists alongside promising young emerging talent. Over the 10 year history, SAAB has broadened its focus to encompass digital and conceptual art in addition to abstract process.
Elise M. Saab brings a long history of integrity and professionalism to the development of curatorial projects, and to the positioning of SAAB in the art community. Throughout the late 1990's Ms. Saab immersed herself into the study of digital collections and curation while working in the Word & Image department at the Victoria and Albert Museum and on the Documenting the American South Initiative at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill/Smithsonian Institute. For most of the 2000’s she served in senior positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard University.
Since 2010, SAAB has produced exhibitions in public and private spaces, and has worked with internationally acclaimed and emerging artists alongside the top curators, galleries, and institutions around the world to foster the growth of contemporary art. In addition, SAAB has acted as an advisor to art collectors and international museums looking to expand their contemporary collections.
Ms. Saab studied economics at The London School of Economics and Political Science, holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an A.M. in Art History and an A.L.M.Museum Studies from Harvard University, and currently serves on several international museum and arts non-profit boards and associations.