Sitaara Stodel (b.1991) is a Cape Town-based contemporary artist working across mediums of photography, collage, video and printmaking. Following her 2014 graduation from Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town), Stodel was awarded the prestigious Tierney Fellowship, granting her the opportunity for further practice and mentorship. In the years that followed, Stodel has taken part in number of shows across Cape Town, including at the Zeitz MOCAA, SMAC Gallery, and Gallery MOMO, and has been ongoingly involved in education. Currently working in the Michaelis photographic department as the technical officer of photography, Stodel is highly accomplished across multiple analogue photographic methods, and this experience has been key in shaping her various approaches to image-making.
2011 - 2014 BA in Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Majored in photography in 2013.
2009 Matriculated with 5 distinctions from Fish Hoek High School
2018 Workshop, Zeitz MOCAA
2018 About 34 Houses, Hokey Poke
2017 Curated Nico Athene’s Exhibition In Bed with Artists Residency, Artist’s House
2019 Unsettled, Solo booth at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town
2019 Outside, RK Contemporary, Cape Town
2019 #FREESPACE, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town
2019 The Main Complaint, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town
2018 Rendezvous SMITH, Cape Town
2018 No Ordinary Woman, PH Center, Cape Town
2018 Close Encounters, SMITH, Cape Town
2018 Shady Tactics, SMAC, Cape Town
2017 [in] appropriate, PH Centre, Cape Town
2017 Marked - A Photographic Print Group Show, Eclectica Print Gallery, Cape Town
2017 Displacement - A group show with other Tierney Fellow, 99 Loop, Cape Town
2017 Art Meets Camera: Closer than ever, MOMO, Cape Town
2016 Emerging Artists, Art in the Yard, Cape Town
2016 Bad Habitus, JNR Muller’s Gallery, Cape Town
2015 Proposal, 6 Spin Street Gallery presented by JNR, Cape Town
2015 Return to Sender, Centre for African Studies Gallery, Cape Town
2015 Greatest Hits 2014: The Domestic Odyssey, AVA, Cape Town
2013 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition Top 100, Pretoria Arts Museum, Pretoria
Awards and Fellowships
2015 Awarded the Tierney Fellowship Award
2014 Awarded the Cecil Skotnes Scholarship award from the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
2014 Awarded Scholarship from the Centre for Curating the Archive for materials.
2013 Deans Merit list at the University of Cape Town
2013 Chosen to participate in the Sasol New Signatures Competition.