Marc Pradervand was born in East London and grew up in the Eastern Cape. He has lived in various parts of South Africa and briefly in the UK. Presently he lives and works in the rural hamlet of Riebeeck East.

A painter and photographer, Pradervand , who holds a Higher Diploma in Education and a National Diploma in Photography from the NMMU, has to date had 8 solo exhibitions.

Most of his work deals with social issues such as violence, power and the abuse thereof and societies obsessive “wealth at any cost” mentality.

He has been an ABSA L’Atelier finalist three times, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town, 2007 Portrait Finalist and has been a finalist in the NMM Art Museums 2008 and 2014 Biennials. Some of his work forms part of the NMM Art Museum’s permanent collection.