Mandy Conidaris

Mandy is based in Johannesburg and holds an MA in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch (2003). Her art practice comprises prints and drawings in various media. She prefers to make narrative series through exploiting the characteristic of the multiple offered by printmaking. For many years, her work has dealt with different aspects of human relationships.

Mandy’s current work comments on the divisive nature of contemporary life, from the politics of our time through to our most intimate relationships. Feeling that a sense of peace will be reached only through committed negotiation, tolerance and compromise, one of her ongoing series is titled Extending the olive branch. Another ongoing series is titled Humus, referring to small acts that can feed more goodwill.

Her other work has included lecturing at UNISA, teaching privately, art consulting, and curating print exhibitions. She is the director of outoftheCUBE, an online visual arts platform.