Haneem Christian (1996-)

Artwork by Haneem Christian


Haneem Christian is a Visual Poet and Activist, born and raised in Grassy Park in Cape Town. Christian is a graduate of Gender Studies and Environmental and Geographical Sciences from the University of Cape Town. After graduating, Christian forged her way as a formidable Creative Director and Photographer, with a particular focus on representation within the Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ community. In February 2020, Christian delivered a body of work with NON Worldwide at the Institution of Contemporary Art after being been named one of four mentors for The Orms Mentorship Program, as well as an ongoing mentor for young artists in the Lalela Project. 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”

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020    ‘FEMINIST UTOPIA’ curated by Anelisa Mangcu, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

2020    The Otolith Group Xenogenesis, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, Virginia


Photovogue. 2020. Vogue Italia PhotoVogue. [Online]. [13 August 2020]. Available from: https://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/myportfolio/?id=228564

The plug. 2017. Adidas Originals | Haneem Christian.[Online]. [4 August 2020].Available from: https://theplugmag.com/adidas-originals-haneem-christian/

Okay africa. 2016. Okay Africa. [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https:// www.okayafrica.com/born-kullid-in-the-neocolony/

Christa dee. 2017. Bubblegum Club. [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https:// bubblegumclub.co.za/art-and-culture/takeover-bree-street-reimagining-bree-street/

The plug. 2017. The Plug. [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https:// theplugmag.com/dead-we-gon-live-forever-lookbook/

The plug. 2017. The Plug. [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https:// theplugmag.com/dead-93-we-gon-live-forever-ii/

Marcia elizabeth. 2019. Bubblegum Club. [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https://bubblegumclub.co.za/features/between-and-beyond-binaries-haneem-christian/

The lake. 2019. The Lake Magazine . [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https:// issuu.com/thelakeco/docs/the_lake_issuu_26

Sol DxB Magazine ’19 (print)

Gemma shepard. 2019. Orms Connect. 28 August 2019 . Meet The Orms Circle Mentors: Haneem Christian. [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https:// blog.ormsdirect.co.za/meet-mentors-haneem-christian/

Eye candy. 2016. Afropunk. [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https:// afropunk.com/2016/03/feature-check-out-cape-town-photographer-and-storyteller- imraan-christians-striking-series-intersection-of-the-black-imagination/

Cosmo. 2019. 25 under 25 fierce females making their Mark in Africa . [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https://www.cosmopolitan.co.za/hustle/cosmo-next-generation- leaders-revealed/

Jack drummond . 2017. Highsnobiety. [Online]. [4 August 2020]. Available from: https:// www.highsnobiety.com/p/nike-golf-cape-town/


2020: ARTS24 - Five booths we’re excited to visit at FNB Art Joburg
2020: YWYWMAGAZINE - Haneem Christian: a visual poet and activist from Cape Town
2020: GLAMOUR- Finding your way as a young artist in South Africa