After completing her degree in BA Fine Arts, Magdel continued to do her MA Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria specialising in Installation art. Magdel is a process orientated artist, allowing the theme of her work to depict the medium. She has been working with themes of liminality, presence/absence, concept of home and place/space. Magdel is currently Pretoria based lecturing and involving herself in various creative projects.