Victor Sitali is an artist, photographer, designer and painter from Zambia, who is based in Dubai. Although Sitali was born and raised in Zambia, he has been living and working in the UAE for over ten years. He has been hearing impaired since the age of three, and found a way to express his voice through painting
seven years ago.
His motto today is: My voice is heard by work of my hands.
Mentored by prolific artist Trevor Waugh from the United Kingdom in 2012 in oil and watercolours painting, Sitali is a figurative painter whose work focuses on portraits of African faces, birds, eyes,
and landscapes. He primarily works with oil paints and acrylics on canvas, in addition to watercolours, pastels, and charcoal on paper.
In March 2013, Sitali was awarded the ‘Best Artist’ and ‘Highly Recommended’ awards at the First Annual Ras al Khaimah (RAK) Fine Arts Festival. He also received an honorable mention among 1700 artists worldwide for the International Emerging Artists Award (IEAA) in 2012 - 2013.
Sitali was introduced to Mawaheb by his art mentor Gulshan Kavarana .He attended Mawaheb from Beautiful People from 2011 to 2014. In 2017, he graduated from the SAE Institute in Dubai with a degree in Graphic Design. Today, he spends most of his time painting in the studio, and also conducting workshops on art and sign language in schools and art spaces across the UAE. His passion for painting and photography, as well as his portfolio, continue to grow. He has run oil painting and charcoal workshops at Soul Art and The Workshop Dubai, and has worked as a freelance photographer for arts and fashion events in the region since 2012.
Victors paintings hang in prestigious homes and at 5 start hotels where you can see portraits of the rulers of UAE
2019- "Speak volumes without saying a word", solo exhibition,
Noor Art Gallery, Dubai
2019.- "Speed painting", Boltan Dan events, Abu Dhabi
2019- "Speed painting", Evaluations events, Abu Dhabi
2018-"Okongola", Gallerie Lafayette Gourmet, City Walk Dubai
2017- "Frida Khalo", Solo exhibition, Jumeriah, Dubai
2017- "Afro" Exhibition, Jumeirah Golf Estate Clubhouse,
2017- "Okongola", Create Hub Gallery, Dubai
2016- Shared Vision Shared Voices Expo2020, Live painting event, Al fahidi, Dubai
2016- Explore a world of poetic portaits, Solo exhibition, MOE, Dubai
2014- "Untiled" Al serkal cultural foundation, Solo exhibition,
Al fahidi Dubai
2013- "Spoken Art", Art Couture, Dubai
Group exhibition, Awards and art fines
2019- "Portraits" group exhibition, Showcase gallery , AL Serkal Aveune, Dubai
2019- ArtEscapes, Louvre Paris exhibition, France
2019- "Fashion, Technology and Art Exhibition" Fodo De Chago Briazilian Steakhouse, DIFC Dubai
2019- Dubai Past Present, Showcase gallery, Al Serkal Avenue, Dhbai
2019- "Speed painting", World Art Dubai, Dubai
2016-2019- "Speed Painting", Art fusion Night events
2017- "In love with UAE. Art gallery, Antique Museum, Dubai
2017- "Speed painting", World Art Dubai, Dubai
2014- "African Residential month", Art Hub exhibition, Abu Dhabi
2014- "Synergy" Mawaheb Exhibition, Art couture, Dubai
2013- "Highly Recommended", Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, RAK
2013- "1700 artists worldwide", International Emerging Artists Award (IEAA), Dubai
2014- ZeeArts Community celebrate UAE Day, Outlet mall, Dubai
2013- "Frida Khalo", Mawaheb exhibition, Showcase gallery, Dubai
2013- "My ramadan photo project, Art Hub, Abu Dhabi
2013- "Shared' Showcase gallery, Dubai
2012- Confluence: A Journey Within, Bozana Milic Gallery, Zutphen, Netherland
2011- Auction, Mawaheb exhibition, DIFC Dubai