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Stiefnu De Battista is born on September 17, 1985, in Lija, Malta. At a young age Stiefnu used to accompany his father on different boats, where he used to observe fishermen leaving and re-entering the port, carrying boxes brimming with fish.

1991 - Stiefnu accompanying his father on 'Seamowe'


Stiefnu attended Palazzo De La Salle, School of Art in Valletta, under the tuition of Artist Michael Mifsud.

1993 - 1996

During this period of time Stiefnu was facing tough years at St Francis Primary school in Imsida. Here, art lessons did not exist and most of the times he was punished for expressing himself with drawing.

1999 - 2000

Stiefnu was accepted to a two year course in Malta’s first Art & Crafts school at Salvatore Dimech, Targa Gap, Mosta. During these two years Stiefnu experimented with different techniques from paper, ceramics, wood and fine art. 

2000 - Stiefnu at Targa Gap

2000 - 2002

Stiefnu attended lessons under the tuition of renowned artist, Twanny Darmanin at Art Club 2000 in Mellieha. There he was introduced to oil painting and abstract art.


Was accepted to study art and design at the new Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology under the direction of the late, Donald Friggieri. 

Successfully obtained the first National Diploma in Art & Crafts with a distinction Merit.

2002 - 2004

Subsequently passed the National Diploma in Design Crafts with a Distinction, under the guidance of Maltese ceramist George Muscat. 


In 2006, he completed a one-year course in Fine Arts at the Malta School of Art under the tuition of Mr Alfred Caruana Ruggier.


In 2007, Stefan was declared winner of a ceramics competition launched as part of the Medpot Project promoted by the Comune Di Sciacca in Sicily, and received a one-month scholarship in Sciacca.


Stiefnu was invited to participate in one of the biggest art shows in Malta, The Biegansky art Festival held at the Mediterranean Conference centre in Valletta.

2018 - 2019

Stiefnu was selected to participate amongst Maltese and Italian artists in an exhibition toured around Sicily. The exhibition entitled Vasi Comunicanti was a tribute to the late artist Cosimo Barna. One of Stiefnu’s mentors in Sciacca.


Stiefnu moves to a new art studio in Gharghur, Malta where he expanded his space.


Stiefnu’s first solo exhibition called Scialta held at the National labour Centre, Hamrun, Malta.

SCIALTA - 2019 Opening Night


Stiefnu was chosen by the Maltese Commission for UNESCO to participate in a Youth Art Camp in Baku, Shusha Azerbaijan amongst 20 International Artists.


Stiefnu’s second solo exhibition called Difference & Repear held at Art by the Seaside Gallery, Senglea, Malta.