Artist Biography:

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



Solo exhibitions

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,

Jumeriah Dubai

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