Nadia Aït-Saïd

Through her work, Nadia Aït-Saïd mobilizes the sensitive experience of the present to transform our relationship with the world and explore its interdependence and impermanence. The artist creates relational links, stages and invites experimentation around her research themes. She shapes, maroons, links, engraves, sews, covers and assembles. At once repeated and meticulous, meditative and contemplative, the artist's simple gestures draw on raw or collected materials to compose a non-linear body of work that reveals itself in layers, like gateways to a more fundamental presence.

During her residency at Fonderie Darling, Nadia Aït-Saïd pursues the development of her multidisciplinary project MADRAS, a participatory work composed of thousands of scarves collected around the world, in collaboration with hundreds of participants from diverse communities. MADRAS takes the form of evolving material works, performances, photo and video stagings, installations and large-scale projections. 



Nadia Aït-Saïd is an artist based in Chandler, Gaspésie. A graduate in anthropology and visual arts, she has enriched her career with studies in presentation design, contemporary dance and intercultural communication. Her work has been presented in museums, artist-run centers, galleries and embassies in Quebec, Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Algeria and Japan. Her work is part of private collections in Quebec, the United States and Europe, as well as public collections, including that of Loto-Québec.

Recent exhibitions


Manœuvres, Solo exhibition, Musée Le Chafaud, Percé, CA

Cagoules dans le théâtre, Performative staging, Quai-des-Arts, Carleton-sur-Mer, CA


Empreintes et mémoires, Group exhibition, Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, CA


Tenir Feu et Lieu, Residency and exhibition, Centre d’artistes Vaste et Vague, Carleton-sur-Mer, CA

L’art à l’air des défis, Group exhibition, Musée national des beaux-arts d’Alger, Alger, DZ


Engramme, Solo exhibition, Maison de la culture Mercier, Montréal, CA