KATIE SFETKIDS : 
Education (year of graduation):
2017    Master of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2007    Post Graduate Diploma Production (Lighting Design), Victorian College of the Arts,
2006    Arts Degree (Major: Art History & Gender Studies), University of Melbourne

Appointments:
2020 -2021 
- Feminist Emissary, Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Solo Exhibitions/Performances:
2024
Nasty Women, The Substation Billboard Gallery

2023
We the People x Queen Victoria Market, Testing Grounds
2022
- PRESENT/MEMORY: Women's Covid-19 Time Capsule, Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne
2021
- The Feminist Poster Project (public art project), Federation Square, Melbourne
- A Message from the Mayor, Kings ARI, online
2020    
- The Feminist Poster Project (public art project), Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
2019    
- An Artist’s Guide to Becoming Lord Mayor (performance), WTF is Lecture Performance? Symposium, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 
2018    
- An Artist’s Guide to Becoming Lord Mayor, Kings ARI, Melbourne
- An Artist’s Guide to Becoming Lord Mayor (performance), AAANZ conference, Melbourne 
 - Hersay, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray
2017   
- Making a Feminist Life, (performance), Trocadero Art Space, Foostcray
 - Soapbox Session Volume Two, (performance), Victorian College of the Arts
2014    
- In Deep Water,  Festival of Live Art, Theatre Works, St Kilda
- In Deep Water, (performance), Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
2013    
- In Deep Water, Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
2012   
- Dark Matters, Brisbane Festival, !Metro Arts, Brisbane
- Dark Matters, Newport Substation, Newport
- Dark Matter, Next on Now Festival, Old Fire Station, Bendigo
Group Exhibitions:
2020
- How good is it..., (performance) LiveDreams - Catastrophe, Performance Space, Sydney
2019    
- NGV Book Fair, Bus Stall, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
- 4A Contemporary A4 Fundraiser, Sydney
2018    
- “Feminist Colour-In, (performance), curated by Dr Kim Donaldson and Dr Kais Kontturi, part of “Unfinished Business:Perspectives on Feminism”, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne- Kings Fundraiser Exhibition, Kings ARI, Melbourne
- Trocadero Fundraiser Exhibition, Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne
- Get F*nked; (performance) Feminist performance night produced by Alchemistudio, Melbourne Fringe Festival

2017    
- Third Feminist Colour-In, curated by Dr Kim Donaldson and Dr Kais Kontturi, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank
2016    
- Melbourne Art Loop, Melbourne Central, curated by Mars Gallery
- Hotel Obscura, curated by Katarina Kokkinos Kennedy, Festival of Live Art, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne
2015    
- Light Speculation, curated by Dr Renee Beale, Lab14, Carlton Connect Initiative, Carlton
2012    
- The Specialists, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
M + K Collaborative Exhibitions (with Marcel Feillafe)
2021  
- M + K Collaborative Exhibition, The Pavillion, Fitzroy Gardens
2020 
- A Journey Around My Digital Room, Bus Gallery, (Island/Island - online)

LIGHTING DESIGN: (new work
2024
Homo Pentcecostus, Malthouse Theatre/Joel Bray Dance
The Inheritance, Fortyfivedownstairs

2023
- Loaded, Malthouse Theatre
- Pieces 2023, Lucy Gurein Inc
- Vampire Lesbians of Sodom - Little Ones Theatre
- Burgerz, Bullet Heart Club/ Theatre Works
- Storage Unit, Joel Bray Dance (dramaturg), Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria
- Oh Deer!, APHIDS - Lara Thoms, (Rising Festival)
- Unprecedented, Hothouse Theatre, Wodonga & regional tour

2022 
- Garabari, Joel Bray Dance/ Chunky Move / Arts House
- Looking for Alibrandi, Malthouse Theatre 
- White Fella Yella Tree (co-design with Kelsey Lee), Griffin Theatre *nominated for Sydney Theatre Award
- Still Lives, Luke George & Daniel Kok (Rising Festival) *Winner Green Room Award: Best Technical Design
- Chase, Malthouse Theatre *nominated for Green Room Award
- Touching the Void, Melbourne Theatre Company
-Come Rain or Come Shine, Melbourne Theatre Company
- No Ball Games Allowed, (dir. by Kitan Petkovski), Theatre Works *nominated for Green Room Award
2021
- SS Metaphor, Malthouse Theatre
- Considerable Sexual License, Joel Bray Dance (Yirramboi Festival)
- Easy Riders, Aphids (Rising Festival)
- The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven, (dir. by Kitan Petkovski), Theatre Works (Midsumma Festival)
- Durkh a Modnem Gloz, Kadimah Yiddish Theatre
2020  
- Loaded- Audio Experience,  (video creation and editing),  Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne
- F* Fabulous, Fat Fruit/ Yana Alana, Mardis Gras/ Arts Centre Melbourne 
2019   
- Exit Strategies, Mish Grigor - APHIDS/Artshouse
- Daddy, Joel Bray Dance, Yirramboi Festival   
- Monty Python's Spamalot, One Eyed Man Productions / Hayes Theatre 
- Romeo + Juliet, La Boite
2018   
- Abigail's Party, Melbourne Theatre Company
- Lysa & the Freeborn Dames, La Boite
- The Director, Lara Thoms - APHIDS (visual design - set/lighting/costume)
- The Nightingale and the Rose, Little Ones Theatre *nominated for Green Room Award
- Suddenly Last Summer, Red Stitch/Little Ones Theatre *nominated for Green Room Award
- Apokalypsis, Charles Purcell & Zak Pidd, Next Wave Festival *nominated for Green Room Award
- An Act of God, Darlinghurst Theatre
- Atomic, Malthouse Theatre
2017   
- Merciless Gods, Little Ones Theatre
- The Happy Prince, Little Ones Theatre *nominated for Green Room Award
- The Moors, Little Ones Theatre/ Red Stitch *nominated for Green Room Award
2016   
- O Mensch, Sydney Chamber Opera, Sydney Festival (set & lighting design)
- Hart, She Said Theatre
2015   
- Meme Girls, Malthouse Theatre *Winner -  Green Room Award
- A Singular Phenomenon, APHIDS/ Malthouse Theatre
- Kill the Messenger, Belvoir Theatre
- Dracula, Little Ones Theatre
- The Lonely Wolf, Dirty Pretty Theatre, MTC Neon 
- Mass, Zoe Scoglio/Field Theory
2014   
- Calpurnia Descending, Sydney Theatre Company/Malthouse Theatre
- Therese Raquin, Dirty Pretty Theatre *nominated for Green Room Award
- Dangerous Liaisons, Little Ones Theatre, MTC Neon
- House of Yes, Little Ones Theatre
- Madonna Arms, I'm Trying to Kiss You, Next Wave Festival
- The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Dirty Pretty Theatre
- The Complete Works of Victor Bergman, The Family
2013   
- Salome, Little Ones Theatre, Malthouse Helium
- Psycho Beach Party, Little Ones Theatre
- Summertime in the Garden of Eden, Sisters Grimm *nominated for Green Room Award
- The Sovereign Wife, Sisters Grimm, MTC Neon
- Exil, Sydney Chamber Opera
2012   
- Tame, Malthouse Theatre
 - Happy Ending, Melbourne Theatre Company
2010
 - Elektra, Fraught Outfit *nominated for Green Room Award
2008
- this is for you, Fraught Outfit *nominated for Green Room Award
Grants:
2024:
City of Yarra Project Grant
2022:
Creators Fund, Creative Victoria

2020
- City of Melbourne, Quick Response Arts Grant (COVID-19)
- Creative Victoria, Sustaining Creative Workers
- Australia Council, 2020 Resilience Fund: Survive
2012   
- JUMP Mentee, National Mentoring Program for young and emerging artists, Australia Council
2011    
- Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2010   
- ArtStart, Australia Council
2011   
- Broadway Lighting Master Class, Live Design, New York, USA
- Prague Quadrennial participant, Prague, Czech Republic
- Summer Work/Study Placement, Opera Program, Banff Centre, Canada
2010   
- Punctum Seedpod Residency, Castlemaine, Victoria
 Residency/LAB"
2023
Platform LAB

ArtPark, Testing Grounds
2022
Adhocracy, Vitalstatistix
2020
Test Site Online, City of Melbourne
 2015 Time Place Space Nomad, Arts House 2014 Live Art Camp, Arts House, Melbourne
2013 Underbelly Arts Festival Lab, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
Publications (selections):
2023
Enough: Artist & Writers on Gendered Violence, edited by Vikki McInnis, Perimeter Press
2022
Madeee Clark, The Influence: Katie Sfetkidis, The Saturday Paper, Saturday March 5
interview with Dan Santangeli, SmartArts, RRR Radio, Thursday 24 February
interview with Kannagai Bhatt, Tuesday Morning Breakfast, 3CR Radio, 22 February
- PRESENT/MEMORY (catalogue), essay by Abbra Kotlarczyk
2018  
- Michaela Bear, Why Run for Mayor? Why Not, Kings ARI
- Richard Watts, “Artist Runs for Lord Mayor”, Artshub online publication, Wednesday 11 April, 2018, http://www.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/public-policy/richard-watts/artist-runs-for-lord-mayor-255521
- “Melbourne needs a balance between Arts and Business”, interview with Panos Apostolou, SBS Greek Radio, 9 May 2018
- “Katie Sfetkidis”, interview with Ella Tarlton, The Melbourne Critique, online publication, 2 May 2018, http://melbournecritique.com.au/category/speak/
2016   
- Interview, Across the Aisle, podcast, “In Conversation – Katie Sfetkidis”, August 2016
- Review, “Neon Sarcophagus”, Across the Aisle podcast, episode 13, "Hotel Obscura", https://soundcloud.com/acrossaisle/ep-13-hotel-obscura, August 1 2016
2014   
Image, In Deep Water, Blindside Gallery 10th Anniversary Publication, Blindside Gallery, 2014
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