Saad Eddine Said was the Director of Home in Slough, a Creative People and Places project, and was the Co-Founder and former Co-Artistic Director of the charity Terre Sans Frontiere in Morocco. Now New Art Exchange in Nottingham, England, announces him as the new Artistic Director and CEO. He will take up the role in the autumn.
Saad Eddine Said has a history of delivering innovative projects that break down boundaries between artforms and bring together communities, artists, activists and innovators. He is known for co-creating impactful artistic takeovers that re-think, re-imagine and re-shape the structure and future of institutions and communities in towns and cities, locally, nationally and internationally. In 2019 he curated the Occupy season at Battersea Arts Centre and the London City Take Over.
Saad Eddine Said commented: “I’m extremely excited to be joining New Art Exchange’s fantastic team and community. I can’t wait to work with everyone to co-design and co-create the next chapter for the organisation. New Art Exchange has an uncompromising history of stimulating new perspectives about the value of diversity in art and society. The organisation plays a vital role to support, incubate and nurture culturally diverse talent within Hyson Green’s wider community and beyond. It is also home to the most influential, underrepresented and visionary artists. It’s the combination of all of these elements that makes New Art Exchange so unique and inspiring to me and to others.”
Leslie McDonald, Chair of New Art Exchange said: “We warmly welcome Saad to New Art Exchange. With his innovative experience, commitment to communities and the arts, energy, and enthusiasm. We are excited for the new phase his leadership will bring to the whole organisation, all our partners and key stakeholders.”