Stella Sideli (b. 1986) is a curator, researcher and producer based in London (UK) and Palermo (IT). She completed her postgraduate studies at Goldsmiths College in Critical Theory and Practice (Cultural Studies), with prior training in communication and semiotics, while curating exhibitions at Tenderpixel in London.
Her research focuses on the shapeshifting meaning of materiality in the current ultra-connected human condition, with attention to images and sound; she’s also exploring the processes of subjectivation within techno- and semio-capitalism.
Last curated projects include A Gesture Towards Transformation with Aimar Arriola, Nicole Bachmann, Omer Fast, Pedro G. Romero, Paul Maheke, Amalia Pica; Unknown Tongues, off-site sound event at Five Miles, London UK (2017); Tropical Hangover, with Salvatore Arancio, Zuzanna Czebatul, Rowena Harris, Laure Prouvost, Suzanne Treister at Tenderpixel; Feeling In The Eyes, with Nina Beier, David Ferrando Giraut, Will Kendrick, Seth Price, Rustan Söderling at Tenderpixel, London; The Role of Unintended Consequences, with Eva Fàbregas, Joey Holder, Laure Prouvost, at Syndicate, Cologne DE (both 2016).
Publications include: Point of Divergence One: before breakfast conversations, and Foresight by Earth - Andrea Zucchini (both Tenderbooks imprint).
Upcoming projects include: performance events commission, every year for 3 years in Palermo (IT), with Modern Art Gallery (GAM) and Ecomuseo. First cycle of events during Manifesta Biennial, Palermo, June 2018.