Willie Saayman was born in Robertson, Western Cape in 1962 and attended Jan van Riebeeck High School in Cape Town. His first solo exhibition was mounted at the Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town in 1990. At the time, Iziko South African National Gallery acquired a video work of his, Channel Zero – An Evening’s Viewing. Saayman has had numerous solo exhibitions in Johannesburg and Cape Town. He was part of the seminal group drawing exhibition, Draw Links at GALLERY AOP in October 2010 and some of his drawings from this show were acquired by the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Willie Saayman lives in Cape Town.