Haneem Christian is a Visual Poet 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 their 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. Subsequently, Christian has exhibited in notable exhibitions such as Johannesburg Art Fair, 1-54 New York and Unseen photo Fair, Amsterdam. Christian is now strongly committed to creating curricula for students who use art as a means of education and emancipation.
Bubblegum Club Magazine states, “Haneem is one of the leading forces of the South African future”.
Pride Photo Award
Pride Photo Award 2022