Haneem Christian is a Visual Poet born and raised in Grassy Park, 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. Subsequently, Christian has exhibited in notable exhibitions such as Johanesburg Art Fair, International Cape Town Art Fair, 1-54 New York and Unseen photo Fair, Amsterdam. In February 2022, Christian was announced as the winner of the Pride Photo Award 2022. Christian is currently in residency with Magnum Photos and has been shortlisted for this years’ Taylor Wessing first prize at the National Portrait Gallery.
Bubblegum Club Magazine states, “Haneem is one of the leading forces of the South African future”