Daniella Mooney

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Daniella Mooney is a South African artist who works across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture and installation. She is currently based in Berlin.


BA Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Solo Exhibitions:

Paintings, Blue Mountain School, London. 
Tripping Stone / by Oona Calx, Otomys, Melbourne.

Beautiful Mountain, A show of paintings and drawings, Chandler House, Cape Town.

Golden Age Rising, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town

Maybe Your Magic is Working, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town

A Rainbow in Curved Air, Michaelis Graduate Exhibition, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Between Strangers, Nuweland Gallery, Oosterzee. 
Hot Mess II, Nåpoleon Complex, Berlin.

Hot Mess, Prince Charles, Berlin. 
PEEP SHOW, Online and Berlin, Hosted by HOICK art collective

AKAA Art Fair, edition 4, Paris, France. 
Re-Imagined Realities, OPEN 24 HRS, The Harrington, Harrington Str, Cape Town. 
Rocks, The Gallery, 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg. 

Foundry Proof, Southern Guild, V & A Silo District, Cape Town. 
Back to The Future III, Smac Gallery, Stellenbosch. 
SPACES, 196 Victoria rd Woodstock, Cape Town. 
Extra Ordinary, Group Show, Southern Guild, V & A Silo District, Cape Town.
Salad, SMITH, Cape Town.

All Things Being Equal, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
Calibrating Wonder, Group Show facilitated by Lyall Sprong at SMITH Gallery, Cape Town.

The Spirit of Stern, Group painting show, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town. 
Design Miami/Basel, with Southern Guild, 30th Nov - 4 Dec, Miami Florida. 
Sewing Paradise, curated by Michael Chandler and Manina Baumann, Irma Stern Museum. 
Graphica, Southern Guild Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town. 

Design Miami/Basel, with Southern Guild 16-21st June 2015, Basel Switzerland. 
Woodwork, Southern Guild Gallery, Woodstock Cape Town. 

Design Miami, with Southern Guild 3-7 Dec 2014, Miami Florida. 
Uncertain Terms, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town. 
I take it all Back, Nirox Project Space, Maboneng Precinct Johannesburg. 
Nirox Sculpture Winter Fair, Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg. 
Bazaar III: A Group Show, Atlantic House, Maitland, Cape Town. 
GUILD Design Fair, The Lookout, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town. 

Bazaar I: A Group Show, 186 Long Street, Cape Town. 
Bazaar II: A Group Show, Fairweather House, Cape Town. 
Southern Guild 2013, Museum of African Design (MOAD), Johannesburg. 

Outside the Lines: An Exploration of Abstract Materiality, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. 
Southern Guild 2012, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg. 
Johannesburg Artfair 2012, Wanted Magazine Booth, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 

Thresholds, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town. 
Implemented Environments, iArt Gallery, Cape Town. 
Johannesburg Artfair 2011, Whatiftheworld Gallery Booth, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 

Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria. 
Time On our Hands, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. 
Greatest Hits 2009, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town. 
Johannesburg Artfair 2010, Whatiftheworld Gallery Booth, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 

Proof of Life, Visual Arts Network, Cape Town. 


Zeitz Collection, Cape Town, South Africa. 
21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 
Ellerman House Collection, Cape Town, South Africa. 
Spier Collection, Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 


Featured in: 
100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, Kurt Beers, Thames and Hudson, 2019 

Towards the Source 
Daniella Mooney and Anna van der Ploeg 
Independently Published 

Golden Age Rising 
Limited Edition 196pg Hard Cover Publication (Edition of 10) 
Drypoint Etching and Chine Collé on Crane’s Crest and Fabriano 
Bad Paper Press, Cape Town, South Africa 
15,5 x 22 x 2cm 


Sasol New Signatures Finalist - Pretoria, South Africa. 2010. 
Simon Gerson Prize - Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa. 2009. 
Studiowork Medal - Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa. 2009. 


ZK/U Fellow Berlin. 2021.