Hanneke Benade has an enduring quietness about her. Like a clear pool in a hidden mountain kloof she calmly and quietly reflects the world around her.
Her observations of the people that share her world are usually exquisitely rendered in pastel, which she has translated into print with these sublime images of a young woman. Her application of the drawing materials on the plates has resulted in an almost powdery feeling that one gets from chalk pastels.
Hanneke Benade’s figures seem contained and content but on closer examination reveal an underlying tautness and tension. She offers little in the way of interpretation and as a viewer one is forced to examine the images in terms of ones own references. Her work is particularly female, confident and at times subversive.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1993: University of Pretoria,BA (FineArts) 1989: Matriculated from Pro Arte High School, Pretoria.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2005: ‘Once More, Wants More”, The Tina Skukan Gallery, Faerie Glen, Pretoria, Gauteng. ‘The Gift/Die Geskenk”, US Gallery,Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
2004: Passage” at the Chelsea on 34, Darling, Western Cape.
1996: ‘Local Girls” Gallery on Tyrone, Parkview, Johannesburg
2006: Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town Group Exhibition, Strydom Gallery, George Group Exhibition, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschhoek Group Opening Exhibition, Iart Gallery, Cape Town Group Exhibition, Jannewales Art Festival, Welgemeend House, Cape Town
2005: Womens Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg “Serendipity”, Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Collaborative in ceramics “Finding You” at the AVA , Church street ,Cape Town Chelsea Art fair London Lentekunsuitstalling – Jannewales op Kloof Afrikaanse Kunstefees, Group exhibition at Jan van Riebeeck High School, Welgemeend Herehuis, Cape Town Dorpstreet Gallery, Stellenbosch More Art Exhibition, Parktown North, Johannesburg Group Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville Group Exhibition with MAD and Investment Art, St. Georges Hill Golf Estate, London and at the Santé Winelands Hotel and Wellness Centre, Franschhoek
2004: ‘Pretoria’, Group exhibition at Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town ‘Dawid’s Choice’ Group exhibition at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town ’100% Pure Pleasure’, Bell Roberts, Cape Town, Group exhibition commissioned by Appletizer Lentekunsuitstalling – Jannewales op Kloof Afrikaanse Kunstefees, Group exhibition at Jan van Riebeeck High School, Welgemeend Herehuis, Cape Town Group show at the Dolphin Room, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
2003: Group exhibition at The Strydom Gallery, GeorgeLocal ‘Serenity’, Chelsea on 34, Darling, Cape Town Exhibition at The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay Art Salon 2003, Cape Town Work exhibited at the London Art Fair – Everard Read, Chelsea, London ‘Dream for our Daughters’, KKNK, Oudtshoorn ‘Clean/Grime’, KKNK, Oudtshoorn Portrait Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville
2002: Group Exhibition at The Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch Group Exhibition at The Strydom Gallery, George Group Exhibition at The Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, CT ‘Matriarch’, Mind’s i Artspace, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria Opening Exhibition of Mind’s i artspace, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria ‘Clean’, Millennium Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg ‘Drawing Conclusions’, South African Association of Arts, Pretoria ‘Grime’, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town
2001: Group Exhibition at The Art Space, Fairview, Johannesburg ‘Four by Four’, Association of Arts, Pretoria Group Exhibition at Bamboo, Melville, Johannesburg Group Exhibition at Carol Lee, Park View, Johannesburg ‘Framed’, Group Exhibition of Drawings, Open Window Gallery, Pretoria
2000: ‘Flush’, The Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery, Pretoria ‘Turning Heads’, The Gallery Soan Studio, London ‘Art and the Body, UNISA Gallery, Pretoria
1999: Contemporary art in South Africa, Leverkusen-Bayer AG Foyer, Erholungshaus/Dormagen, Germany ‘Knoei’, Voss Gallery, Pretoria ‘For Life’, A Two-man Exhibition with Albert Redelinghuys at The Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria
1998: Exhibition of The Sasol Art Collection at the KKNK, Oudtshoorn
1997: ‘Five-ism’, The Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery, Pretoria Group Show, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban ‘Local Girls’, Solo Exhibition, Gallery-On-Tyrone, Parkview, Johannesburg
1996: ‘From the Feather Duster to the Sublime’, A look at Women’s Art, The Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery, Pretoria ‘Something Borrowed…’, With Gordon Froud, Civic Gallery, Braamfontein, Johannesburg Group Exhibition, El Gezirah Sheration Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
1995: Johannesburg Biennale, Fringe Exhibition – ‘North of the Jukskei’, A survey of art from the Greater Pretoria Region, ABSA gallery, Johannesburg ‘Masters and Protegé’, South Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
1994: Group Exhibition by the Artist’s Press, Rembrandt Gallery, Newtown, Johannesburg
1993: Final Year Arts Student’s Exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria
AWARDS: 2003: Brett Kebble Art Award 2003 – Category Painting and Mixed Media
1999: Shared 3rd Prize, Kempton Park/Tembisa Fine Arts Award
1998: Merit Prize Winner, Volkskas Atelier Award
1996: Merit Prize Winner, Volkskas Atelier Award
1995: Shared 3rd Prize, Kempton Park/Tembisa Fine Arts Award
1993: Judges Prize (Christopher Till), Sasol New Signatures Competition
Several private commissions Commission for ENGEN edition of Plate Lithography prints by The Artist’s Press 2004 Apeltizer “100% Pure Pleasure”
British American Tobacco Company, Stellenbosch, South Africa University of Pretoria, Telkom, Sasol, Gauteng Provincial Government, Sanlam, Pretoria Art Museum, University of the Free State – Johannes Stegmann Gallery, ABSA Art Collection, Several Private collections SAB Hollard House Spier Wine Estate Stellenbosch
OTHER: 1995: Curated ‘Squared’ at the Café Palette, Pretoria Art Museum
1999/2000: 3 month stay at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2002: Founder Member of Mind’s i artspace, Brooklyn Square, Pretoria
EDUCATIONAL INVOLVEMENT: 1994-2002: Part-time Lecturer in Fine Arts, University of Pretoria Guest Lecturer at Pretoria Technikon, University of the Orange Free State
Taken from: http://www.hannekebenade.co.za/cv.html