Nadia Aït-Saïd

Nadia Aït-Saïd


Nadia Aït-Saïd was born in Gaspésie to an Algerian father and a Quebec mother. She divides her time between the Gaspé Sea, the metropolis of Montreal and many stays abroad. Nadia is interested in the theme of identity in relation to impermanence. She creates compositions, relief paintings, in addition to making installations and immersive staging. Performance and video combine with his working mediums to enrich this exploration. His work has been presented in various places: cultural centers, artist centers, galleries, museums and embassies in Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Algeria and Japan. His works are part of private collections in Quebec and in Europe, as well as public collections, notably the Loto-Quebec Collection in Montreal.

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Installation / performance:

PORTAL, Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal. Photo credit Nadia Aït-Saïd

ENGRAMME, Amos Exhibition Center, Abitibi. Photo credit 1 and 2 Nadia Aït-Saïd photo 3 Alain Beauregard

MADRAS_Courte pointe, work in progress. Photo credit Robert Dubé

MADRAS_Cocon, work in progress. Extract from a performance. Photo credit, Estelle Marcoux



Woman 19 (183cm x 61cm x 20cm)

Photo credit: Alain Beauregard

Nomad 2 (153 cm x 94 cm x 12 cm)

Photo credit: Alain Beauregard


Video :

2-minute ENGRAMME exhibition documentation video, Amos Exhibition Center (200 square meter room), Abitibi. Soundtrack of the exhibition: excerpt from the work “The Amazing Eyes of Rita” by Anouar Brahem, EMC Records Gmbh.


MADRAS project in progress

  •  Scarf collection: MADRAS – A participatory art project with Nadia Aït-Saïd. You can participate in this project by offering a scarf that you or a loved one has already worn.
  • Picking poster in pdf
  • Scarf picking photo in jpeg
  • Link to the MADRAS project

Contact information :

atelier NAS, 5 rue Commerciale Ouest, Chandler, G0C 1K0

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