CV

KATIE SFETKIDS 

1983     born Melbourne Australia

Education:
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, University of Melbourne

2006
Arts Degree (Major: Art History & Gender Studies), University of Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Making a Feminist Life (a live reading), Trocadero, Foostcray, VIC                                          Soapbox Session Volume Two, VCA Art School, VIC

2014
In Deep Water – Version #3 (with Ian Moorhead)  Theatre  Works, Festival of Live Art, Melbourne
In Deep Water- Version #2 (with Ian Moorhead), Blindside Gallery, Melbourne

2013
In Deep Water – Version #1 (with Ian Moorhead), Underbelly Arts Festival, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

2012
Dark Matters – Version #3 (with Jacques Soddell), Brisbane Festival, Brisbane
Dark Matters -Version #2 (with Jacques Soddell), Newport Substation, Melbourne
Dark Matters – Version #1 (with Jacques Soddell), Next on Now, Festival, Bendigo

Group Exhibitions

2018
Feminist Colour-In, curated by curated by Dr Kim Donaldson and Dr Kais Kontturi, as part of Unfinished Business,  Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

2017
Third Feminist Colour-In,
performance, curated by Dr Kim Donaldson and Dr Kais               Kontturi, site specific, Melbourne

2016   
Melbourne Art Loop
, Melbourne Central, curated by Mars Gallery, VIC
Hotel Obscura, performance, curated by Katarina Kokkinos Kennedy, Festival of                  Live Art, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne

2015
Light Speculation, curated by Dr Renee Beale, Lab14, Carlton Connect Initiative, Melbourne

2012
The Specialists
, installation, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne

 Selected Lighting Design for Performance

2018
Abigail’s Party, Melbourne Theatre Company
An Act of God, Darlinghurst Theatre

2017
Merciless Gods, Little Ones Theatre
The Happy Prince, Little Ones Theatre/La Mama
The Moors, Little Ones Theatre/Red Stitch

2016
O Mensch, Sydney Chamber Opera, Sydney Festival, (set and lighting design)
Hart, She Said Theatre

2015
Meme Girls, Malthouse Theatre
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, Calder Park Thunderdome

2014
Calpurnia Descending, Sydney Theatre Company/ Malthouse Theatre/Sister Grimm
Dangerous Liaisons, Little Ones Theatre, MTC Neon
House of Yes, Little Ones Theatre
Madonna Arms, Next Wave Festival/Arts House
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Dirty Pretty Theatre
Therese Raquin, 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
The Soverign Wife, Sisters Grimm
Exil, Sydney Chamber Opera

2012
Tame, Malthouse Theatre
Happy Ending, Melbourne Theatre Company
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Awards
2017
National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award, Victorian College of the Arts

2015 
Green Room Award Winner – Lighting Design – Companies (Meme Girls)

Nominations
2017
Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design – Companies (The Moors)
Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design- Independent Theatre (The Happy Prince)

2014 
Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (Therese Raquin)

2013 
Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (Summertime in the Garden of Eden)

2012
Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (These are the Isolate)

2010
Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (Elektra)

2008
Green Room Nomination – Lighting Design (this is for you)

Grants:
2012
JUMP Mentee, National Mentoring Program for young and emerging artists, Australia Council

2011
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant

2010
ArtStart, Australia Council

Residencies:
2018
Feminist Colour-In, Doing Feminism/Sharing the World, Norma Redpath House, University of Melbourne.

2015
Time Place Space Nomad, Arts House, Otways/Natmiuk, Victoria

2014
Live Art Camp, Arts House, Melbourne

2013
Underbelly Arts Festival Lab, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
!MetroArts Studio Residency Brisbane

2012
Encounters Arts Lab, Theatre Works, Melbourne

2011
Broadway Lighting Master Class, Live Design, New York, USA
Prague Quadrennial, participant, Prague, Czech Republic

2010
Punctum Seedpod Residency, Castlemaine, Victoria

Internships:
2011
Banff Work/Study Program, The Banff Centre, Canada
Rory Dempster Lighting Internship, Belvoir Theatre/Chunky Move

2010
Besen Family Artist Program, Malthouse Theatre 

Publications:
2016
“In Conversation – Katie Sfetkidis”, Across the Aisle podcast, 2 October, Soundcloud

2015
Interview with MCA, MCA website,  April 29, 2015, PDF

2014
Image, In Deep Water, Blindside Gallery 10th Anniversary Publication, Blindside,                 Gallery, 2014

Academic Appointments:
2017-2015
Lecturer, Drama School, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2015-2014
Lecturer, Performing Arts Department, Monash University