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 for more than four years.
She then started working with Somerset House Studios in London in February 2018.
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: The Distance is Nowhere, with Paul Maheke, Sophie Mallett, GAM Palermo IT (2018); A Gesture Towards Transformation with Aimar Arriola, Nicole Bachmann, Omer Fast, Pedro G. Romero, Paul Maheke, Amalia Pica at Tenderpixel, London, UK (2017); 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, London UK (2017); Feeling In The Eyes, with Nina Beier, David Ferrando Giraut, Will Kendrick, Seth Price, Rustan Söderling at Tenderpixel, London UK (2016); The Role of Unintended Consequences, with Eva Fàbregas, Joey Holder, Laure Prouvost, at Syndicate, Cologne DE (2016).
Publications include: Point of Divergence One: before breakfast conversations, and Foresight by Earth - Andrea Zucchini (with Tenderbooks imprint); The Hungover of the Squid, with Borbala Soós (upcoming, October 2018).
Upcoming projects include: Performance events commission, every year for 3 years in Palermo IT, with Modern Art Gallery (GAM). First cycle of events during Manifesta Biennial, Palermo, June 2018: The Distance is Nowhere, with Paul Maheke, Sophie Mallett.