Hanien Conradie was born in 1972 in Cape Town, South Africa. Her undergraduate education includes degrees in both architecture and fine arts.
In 2012-15, she entered a three year period of post- graduate studies at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, and graduated with distinction with a Master of Fine Art in 2015. Noteworthy scholarships and awards include the National Arts Council Scholarship 2013, the Jules Kramer Music and Fine Art International Bursary 2013-14, the MacIver Scholarship 2014, and the SASA Student Sponsorship Award 2014.
Conradie’s Master of Fine Art solo exhibition, “Spore”, was presented at Michaelis Galleries in 2014. Spore was re- exhibited at WHOW Studios, the Cape Town arts educational venue of the University of South Africa, in 2015.
In the same year Conradie was invited by AVA Gallery to curate and participate in “On Entropy and Becoming”, a group show focussing on global ecological concerns. Participating artists included top emerging artists such as Alexandra Karakashian, Maurice Mbikayi and Quanta Gauld.
Conradie has exhibited in numerous group shows, most notably: Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity 2014-16 in Rome, Venice and Brooklyn. In 2015, ArtHub, London, Sasol New Signatures Finalists, and at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.