Juan Stockenstroom

Juan Stockenstroom

Discover the latest available collection in the latest exhibition, Emergence. Open from 26 May – 18 June 2021.

Juan Stockenstroom is a South African artist, born in 1982, in Cape Town, where he grew up. He started out working in the medium of photography and digital art. After several years, he found it limiting and so made the bold decision to abandon the medium and to explore bolder expressions. In 2018 he started working in painting, finding this medium more expansive, and far more suitable for exploring the themes and ideas in which his work is concerned with.

“My work is informed by my upbringing and experiences as a person of mixed race and heritage (termed “coloured”) in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. I extract from my life experiences to create my work. Both historical narratives and present-day life play a part in what I create, almost in the theatrical sense – focusing on the characters and leaving the stories up to the imagination of the viewer.”



BERMAN CONTEMPORARY, Johannesburg – Solo exhibition.
THE NATURE OF CRISIS, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Group exhibition.

TURBINE ART FAIR – A Slave Odyssey – Solo exhibition.
ART@FIRST – First Rand Bank – Candice Berman Gallery, Johannesburg. – Group exhibition.
NEW BLOOD – Candice Berman Gallery, Johannesburg. – Group exhibition. 

PH CENTRE – Photography Gallery, Cape Town – South Africa. – Solo exhibition.

THREAD COUNT – Unseen Amsterdam, Netherlands. – Group exhibition.
NUIT DE L’ANNÉE at Les Rencontres d’Arles – France. – Group exhibition.

MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY Cape Town, South Africa. – Group exhibition.



2019 House and Leisure – South Africa’s top 36 creatives and innovatives to watch.

2018 Art Africa – Bright Young Things – ones to watch.

2017 IPOY Award – Fine Art – 2nd Winner – Silver.

2013 Colour Awards – Honourable Mentions – Fine Art.

2013 Colour Awards – Honourable Mentions – Portraiture.

2012 Lucies International Photographic Awards – Honourable Mention – Fine Art.

2012 Lucies International Photographic Awards – Honourable Mention.