Born in Belfast, N. Ireland, Stitt is considered one of Europe’s foremost performance and interdisciplinary artists. He has worked as a time based artist since 1976 creating hundreds of unique performances at major galleries, festivals, alternative venues and sites specific throughout the world. His artistic output includes performance art, live work, relational activity, installations, digital print, videography, photography, painting and drawing.
After living in London for nearly 20 years he relocated to Cardiff in 1999 to become head of the Time Based Art course at Cardiff School of Art. The course focuses on contemporary interdisciplinary practices – performance art, video, installation, sonic, interactive arts and web casting. In 2004 he became a professor of the University of Wales. In 2000 he opened trace: Installation Artspace in Cardiff initiating a robust program of international time based work. www.tracegallery.org. In 2001 he curated the biggest performance art event in London for over a decade: Span2 featured a 4 week program of 21 international artists from all over the world.