Katie Sfetkidis is a contemporary artist and lighting designer living and working in Melbourne. She recently graduated from her Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts where she was the recipient of the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Prize.
Katie’s multidisciplinary feminist practice includes the use of video, performance and role-play as tools for social critique. Her work often combines parody with serious intent, in order to question patriarchal structures in art institutions and politics. Recent work includes a book and performance series “Making a Feminist Life” and video series Pop Politics Mashup. Katie has shown work with a number of festivals and galleries in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Recently she performed as part of the Feminist Colour- In at ACCA for their Unfinished Business: Perspective on Art and Feminism and as part of Doing Feminism/Sharing the World residency program. SHe has also shown at Trocadero Artspace (2017), Festival of Live Art, Melbourne (2016 & 2014), Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island, Sydney (2013), Light Speculation, Lab14 – Carlton Connect Initiative, (2015) and Blindside Gallery Nite Art Series (2013).
As a theatre lighting designer Katie is the winner of the 2015 Green Room Award for her lighting design for Meme Girls. She has also been nominated on several occasions most recently in 2017 – for both the Companies and Independent Theatre categories. She has worked with companies in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane including: Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, La Boite and Darlinghurst Theatre. She is also the current co-artistic director of Independent queer theatre company Little Ones Theatre and has also worked with many independent Melbourne theatre companies including: She Said, Sisters Grimm, Fraught Outfit, I’m Trying to Kiss You and Dirty Pretty Theatre.