Saada El-Akhrass holds a Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). In 2014, she was appointed Arts Manager for British Council office in Canada in Toronto. Her role is to promote a cultural dialogue between Canada and the UK by building partnerships with art leaders, practitioners and organizations in order to connect art communities and audiences from both countries. Through various projects and activities, the Arts team in Canada opens spaces conducive to dialogue between cultural agents who share common ideas on artistic and social challenges.
In 2008, she co-founded Les Territoires, an artist-run centre located in Montreal dedicated to emerging artists. Over the past few years, she coordinated large-scale events and curated several exhibitions in Montréal, Toronto, New York and Mexico City.