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Displacement | 04 - 27 May



  1. Thandiwe Msebenzi
  2. Nobukho Nqaba
  3. Sitaara Stodel



Read an interview with the artists here. For a full portfolio, scroll to the bottom of the page. 


This exhibition showcases the photography of three black womxn artists: Thandiwe Msebenzi, Nobukho Nqaba and Sitaara Stodel, all Tierney Fellowship recipients. 

'Displacement' explores the feeling of being lost and powerless in spaces that typically imply comfort and familiarity, such as home and the landscapes of youth. All three artists use photography to look at the displacement of the female presence in a patriarchal system. 

Thandiwe Msebenzi (1991) graduated from Michaelis in 2014. In 2013 she received an award for socialinvolvement in photography. In 2014, she received the Tierney Photography Fellowship Award. She has exhibited at THAT ART FAIR, Kasi2kasi art expo, Turbine Art Fair, and “returning to the sender” at CAS gallery. Msebenzi is also part of the iQhiya Collective of female artists, who recently performed in Athens.


Nobukho Nqaba (1992) graduated from Michaelis with a BA in Fine Art, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education also obtained at the University of Cape Town.

She has participated in group exhibitions locally and internationally and currently works as a practising artist and Visual Arts Teacher at the Frank Joubert Art Centre.


Sitaara Ren Stodel (1991) graduated from Michaelis with a B.A in Fine Art in 2014, and was awarded the Cecil Skotnes Scholarship award. In 2015 she was a Tierney Photography Fellowship Award recipient, which allowed her to create a body of work over a period of 10 months. Her personal experiences influence the concepts of her art, a major influence being the experience of growing up constantly moving house around Cape Town. in addition to being a practising artist, Stodel currently works as a personal assistant to an artist as well as a research assistant at Michaelis.

Earlier Event: April 5
Morphogenesis | 05 - 29 April