Turiya makes use of art-making techniques that are traditionally associated with women; sewing and embroidering on various conceptually loaded fabrics, from pantyhose to correctional service uniforms. She creates abstract compositions by cutting, stitching, folding and stretching these materials across wooden frames. Her subject matter moves between personal experiences of being a woman and motherhood to narratives from Black South African history. Magadlela studied at the Funda Community College, the University of Johannesburg, and Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. She. She has exhibited globally including at the Armory Show, New York (2017); Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis (2017); Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (2017); and Pack Gallery, New York (2016). In 2015, Magadlela was awarded the FNB Art Prize and was short-listed for the 7th edition of the prestigious Jean-François Prat Prize in 2018.