Sandra Hanekom

“I have always wanted to be an artist. This sense of self and destiny has shaped my being so conclusively, it has effectively ruined the prospect of being anything else. It has also left me singularly obsessed. I would describe my work as ironically romantic, with a definite sense of narrative and the personal.”
Sandra Hanekom has worked full-time as an artist from 1994 and has been included in numerous group exhibitions and had solo shows in Gauteng and the Western Cape. She has also had curatorial experience and has served on the boards of the Durbanville Cultural Society, the East London Art Society and the Bellville Arts Board.  She is currently serving as the Visual Arts curator for the Absa KKNK Visual Arts program.

EXHIBITIONS:
2013
Group Exhibition: Seven Deadly Virtues, Absa Corporate Exhibition, Fried Contemporary, Johannesburg, curated by Dr. Paul Bayliss
Group Exhibition: Seven Deadly Virtues, Absa Corporate Exhibition, Absa KKNK, Oudtshoorn, curated by Dr. Paul Bayliss
Group Exhibition: Local Colour / Kontrei Kleur, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Group Exhibition: Jan Cilliers Art Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg, curated by Teresa Lizamore
Group Exhibition: Bacchanalia to Festivalis – A performance in miniature, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
2012
Solo Exhibition: (I) Object, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Group Exhibition:  From Genre to Manifesto, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Group Exhibition:  Bellville Collective, Art.b, Bellville
Group Exhibition:  Indulgences, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Group Exhibition:  Beyond Skin – The intimacy of Portraiture, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Group Exhibition:  Flesh, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Group Exhibition:  Stock, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Group Exhibition:  Me, Myself and I, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Group Exhibition:  Ik Ben Een Afrikander, Woordfees, Stellenbosch, curated by Teresa Lizamore - Artspace
2011
Solo Exhibition:  Sublime Purgatory and The Splendor Of Menace, The Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
Solo Exhibition:  Van Verskrikkers en Verstommers, Absa KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Group Exhibition:  Leonard Cohen Icon Exhibition, Johannesburg University Gallery, curated by Gordon Froud
Group Exhibition:  Open Books, iArt Gallery, Cape Town
Group Exhibition:  Perfect Portrait, Art.b, Bellville
Group Exhibition: The duality of remembering and forgetting, AVA Cape Town
Group Exhibition:  Die Tweedeligheid van Onthou en Vergeet, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
2010
Solo Exhibition:  Sondeval, iArt Gallery Wembley: A Project Room for Contemporary Art, Cape Town
Group Exhibition:  Mechanics and Mysteries of Perception, iArt Gallery, Cape Town
Group Exhibition:  Kladboek, US Woordfees 2010, Stellenbosch
2009
Solo Exhibition:  Saintly Fool and Foolish Saints (part of XI: Eleven Solo Exhibitions), iArt Gallery, Cape Town
Group Exhibition:  Summer in the City, iArt Gallery, Cape Town
Group Exhibition:  Main exhibition at University of Stellenbosch Woordfees 2009, Stellenbosch
2008
Solo Exhibition, Dawid Ras, Johannesburg
Group Exhibition:  Muse, iArt Gallery and Media24 at the Absa KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Group Exhibition:  Transform, Carol Lee, Johannesburg
2007
Solo Exhibition:  Hart-Huis, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
Group Exhibition:  Location: Sandra Hanekom, André Naude, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria
Group Exhibition:  Cultivaria Festival exhibition, curated by Johann du Plessis, Cultivaria, Paarl
Group Exhibition:  Water, Upstairs@Bamboo, Johannesburg
Group Exhibition:  Art on Paper, De Kraal Gallery, Paarl
Group Exhibition:  Gilded, Die Ateljee, Piketberg
2006
Group Exhibition:  Turn the Table, Art Space, Johannesburg
Group Exhibition at Grande Provence, Franschoek
Group Exhibition:  Cultivaria Festival exhibition, Cultivaria, Paarl
Group Exhibition:  Crash, Boom, Bang!, with Christiaan Deidricks, Lawrence Lemaoena & Musha Neluheni, Stegmann Gallery, Bloemfontein (as part of the Volksblad Fees)
Group Exhibition:  Woman, Carol Lee Fine Arts, Johannesburg
2005
Solo Exhibition:  1971, ABSA KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Solo Exhibition:  Memory and Confession, Die Ateljee, Piketberg
Group Exhibition:  Perfect Portrait, Art-b, Bellville
Group Exhibition:  9 Painters, Hugo Naude Gallery, Worcester
Group Exhibition:  SASOL In-House Art Exhibition, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Group Exhibition:  Teapots, Johann Smit Art Gallery, Clarens
Group Exhibition:  Artists from the Cape, Carol Lee Fine Arts, Johannesburg
Group Exhibition:  Deur with Hermie Voulgarelis, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville
Group Exhibition:  Finding You, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
2004
Group Exhibition:  Gifted, Art-B, Bellville
Group Exhibition:  Self Portrait, Durbanville Cultural Society, Durbanville
Group Exhibition:  Drie Stemme with Clare Menck and Wilna Coetzer, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg
Group Exhibition:  Puzzle, Durbanville Cultural Society, Durbanville
2003
Group Exhibition:  Collaboration with Marlise Keith, Durbanville Cultural Society, Durbanville
Group Exhibition:  Trilogy, Sanlam Art Gallery, Art-B and Durbanville Cultural Society, Durbanville
Group Exhibition:  Love in Times of Ambivalence with Andre Naude, Theo Kleynhans and Christo Basson, Pretoria Arts Association, Pretoria
2002
Group Exhibition:  Annual Miniature Exhibition, Art-b, Bellville
2001
Solo Exhibition:  Muf, Bellville Arts Association, Cape Town
Group Exhibition:  Aarsel, KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Group Exhibition:  Landscape, Bellville Arts Association, Bellville
2000
Group Exhibition:  Index Exhibition with Theo Kleynhans, Theo Ntuntwane and Hennie Meyer, Good Hope Centre, Cape Town
Group Exhibition:  The Art of Drawing, curated by Vivian van der Merwe, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
1998
Solo Exhibition:  Waiting, Open Window Gallery, Pretoria
1997
Group Exhibition:  Little Gems, Open Window Gallery, Pretoria
Group Exhibition:  A Little Big Thing, curated by Gordon Froud, Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg


AWARDS:
2005, 2002, 1999, 1997  -  Finalist in Absa l’Atelier

CURATORSHIP:
2013
Hoof Visuele Kunsprogram, Absa KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Bacchanalia to Festivalis – A performance in miniature, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
2012
From Genre to Manifesto, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Indulgences, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Beyond Skin – The Intimacy of Portraiture, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Flesh, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Hoof Visuele Kunsprogram, Absa KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Stock, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Curators Choice, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Me, Myself & I, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
2011
Earth to Earth, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Face_Off, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Die Tweeledigheid van Onthou en Vergeet, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
Exterior, Interior and the spaces in between, theARTbusiness, Piketberg
2008
Muse, iArt Gallery and Media24 at KKNK, Oudtshoorn
2007
Elements of Landscape, Die Ateljee, Piketberg
Roem, ABSA KKNK
2006
Gilded, Die Ateljee, Piketberg
2001
Masters and Mavericks, Bellville Arts Association, Bellville
2000
Container, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville
1998
White Pages, Theatre Gallery, Durbanville
Transcendental, Theatre Gallery, Durbanville


PUBLIC / CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
SASOL Art Collection
Nandos International
Hollard Insurance
Absa Bank Corporate Collection
Spier Private Collection
Shamwari Private Townhouse Collection
Sheik Walid Juffali (PhD)

Exhibitions at the KZNSA

Homosapien
Main, Mezzanine and Park Contemporary Galleri