Turiya Magadlela

Turiya Magadlela (b. 1978, Johannesburg, South Africa) is based in Johannesburg. Her practice has been shaped by the city, by the people, politics, violence and passions within it, and she translates her experiences into her fabric-based works. Magadlela selects commonly-found fabric, including pantyhose and overalls from prisons, and stretches them over canvas, creating abstract compositions through the manipulation of the textiles. Since being awarded the FNB Art Prize in 2015, she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both locally and internationally, including Blackness in Abstraction, Pace Gallery (2016) and Blue Black, curated by Glenn Ligon, Pulitzer Arts Foundation (2017).