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Haneem Christian

Haneem Christian

1996

Haneem Christian (b.1996-) is a visual poet from Cape Town, South Africa. Working through lens-based media, their practice centres and archives Queer and Pan-African narratives, histories and storytelling – holding community as sacred, divine and critical to their photographic ethics.


Christian has exhibited in notable exhibitions such as International Cape Town Art Fair, 1-54 New York, AKAA, Unseen photo Fair, and Taylor Wessing at the National Portrait Gallery, London. In February 2022, Christian was announced as the winner of the Pride Photo Award 2022. Christian is currently in residency with Magnum Photos. Christian was awarded the National Portrait Taylor Wessing Portrait Award 2022.


Christian is now strongly committed to creating curricula for students who use art as a means of education and emancipation. Bubblegum Club Magazine 2019 states, "Haneem is one of the leading forces of the South African future".

The Lover not shown

The Lover not shown

2022

Medium Format Photography True Rag Archival Paper

Edition of 5

Available

The Lover III

The Lover III

2022

Medium Format Photography True Rag Archival Paper

Edition of 5

Available

The Lover II

The Lover II

2022

Medium Format Photography True Rag Archival Paper

Edition of 5

Available

The Lover I

The Lover I

2022

Medium Format Photography True Rag Archival Paper

Edition of 5

Available

Artworks

Residencies:

  • PhotoVogue x Voice NFT Residency, 2022

  • Artist residency at Cove Park, Scotland, 2022


Mentorship:

  • “Re-presenting the Archive” hosted by Magnum Photos in collaboration with VANSA


Collections:

  • UCT Works of Art Collection, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Unisa Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023


  • ‘Embodying Her’, Muholi Art Institute, Cape Town, South Africa 

  • Akaa Photo Fair, Paris, France

  • Taylor Wessing Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Museum, Scotland

  • ‘Incantations’, Eclectica Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa


2022


  • ‘A Point of Departure’, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa 


  • Investec Cape Town Art Fair, EBONY/CURATED, Main Booth B3, South Africa


  • ‘Pride Photo Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • ‘Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition’ National Portrait Museum, London, United Kingdom


2021


  • 'In Flux’, First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe


  • ‘Unseen’ Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Europe


  • 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (visual representation) EBONY/CURATED, New York, United States of America


2020


  • FNB Art Joburg, EBONY/CURATED, Johannesburg, South Africa


  • ‘Feminist Utopia’, curated by Anelisa Mangcu, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa


  • The Otolith Group Xenogenesis, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, Virginia

Exhibitions

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