Sitaara Stodel

Sitaara Stodel was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1991. In 2014 she graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art. In 2015 she was awarded the Tierney Fellowship award which allowed her to continue to create work while making a living. Since then she has been in multiple group shows, working in the medium of photography, collage, video and print. Sitaara currently is a technical officer at the Photography Department at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. She has also been a research assistant to Svea Josephy.

Education
2011 - 2014 BA in Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Majored in photography in 2013.
2009 Matriculated with 5 distinctions from Fish Hoek High School

Special Projects
2018 About 34 Houses, Hokey Poke
2017 Curated Nico Athene’s Exhibition In Bed with Artists Residency, Artist’s House

Group Exhibitions
2018 Rendezvous, SMITH,Cape Town
2018 No Ordinary Woman, PH Center, Cape Town
2018 Close Encounters, SMITH, Cape Town
2018 Shady Tactics, SMAC, Cape Town
2017 [in] appropriate, PH Centre, Cape Town
2017 Marked - A Photographic Print Group Show, Eclectica Print Gallery, Cape Town
2017 Displacement - A group show with other Tierney Fellow, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2017 Art Meets Camera: Closer than ever, MOMO, Cape Town
2016 Emerging Artists, Art in the Yard, Cape Town
2016 Bad Habitus, JNR Muller’s Gallery, Cape Town
2015 Proposal, 6 Spin Street Gallery presented by JNR, Cape Town
2015 Return to Sender, Centre for African Studies Gallery, Cape Town 2015 Greatest Hits 2014: The Domestic Odyssey, AVA, Cape Town
2013 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition Top 100, Pretoria Arts Museum, Pretoria

Awards and Fellowships
2015 Awarded the Tierney Fellowship Award
2014 Awarded the Cecil Skotnes Scholarship award from the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
2014 Awarded Scholarship from the Centre for Curating the Archive for materials.
2013 Deans Merit list at the University of Cape Town
2013 Chosen to participate in the Sasaol New Signatures Competition.

Media
https://10and5.com/2016/12/12/piecing-together-memory-a-stunning-look- at-the-multi-layered-artworks-of-sitaara-stodel/