Stephanie Hadad is the first generation American-Israeli born in Philadelphia, PA (1989). She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Florida, New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Hadad has exhibited her work throughout Miami Dade College galleries (2013-2018), Art Basel’s CasaLin Breakfast Reception in Miami (2016,2017) and Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami (2018). Stephanie resides and continues her practice in Miami, FL.
Stephanie’s work continues to evolve by exploring her stance within Jewish culture. Hadad’s works represent and touch upon the physical toll incurred by a woman that has taken on the role of a traditional domesticated housewife. It's the duty of creating and keeping ancient traditions alive, not by force, but because of the desire to vitalize their customs for generations to come.
Hadad’s childhood was based around being constantly conditioned in preparation for her turn as the wife. That intense rooted process causes the works she produces to appear in the sub-conscious, her dreams. Through her responsibilities as a daughter, she witnessed firsthand through her mother, the burden to persevere, but in the end, also revel a joy. With the transformation of these perpetual traditions, Stephanie acknowledges and plays with the conscious ideas her position holds within this role and is continuously being redefined by her experiences.
Through studies, research and exploration of her individuality and culture, Hadad has taken a political and yet poetic approach to voice her works through a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installation, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. Each piece corresponds with the other, creating a narrative for women, who especially now, are starting to get the recognition they deserve.