Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) (b.1962 London, UK) moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to London to study Fine Art at Byam Shaw College of Art (now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and then at Goldsmiths College, where he received his MFA, graduating as part of the ‘Young British Artists’ generation. Over the past decade, Shonibare has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. Shonibare’s work explores these issues, alongside those of race and class, through the media of painting, sculpture, photography and, more recently, film and performance. Using this wide range of media, Shonibare examines in particular the construction of identity and tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe and their respective economic and political histories.

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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Blain|Southern Berlin
Making Eden

Making Eden

15 February – 19 April 2014

INSTITUTIONS

Gemeente Museum Helmond, Helmond, NL
Paradise Beyond

Paradise Beyond

20 September 2016 – 12 February 2017

Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
The End of Empire

The End of Empire

22 March – 30 October 2016

NEWS

Yinka Shonibare MBE In Series Of Talks Across The UK

Hear the artist discuss his work and examine the ethical and artistic considerations of cultural appropriation.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE & Abdoulaye Konaté At The Royal Academy

Now in its 249th year, the Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums & genres by emerging & established contemporary artists

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Yinka Shonibare Wind Sculptures In Nigeria And The USA

Unveiling public commissions in both Lagos and Washington DC

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Yinka Shonibare MBE Honoured By The Smithsonian & Museum Of Arts And Design, NY

The awards recognise and celebrate artistic achievement by outstanding individuals.

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BIOGRAPHY

Mixing Western art history and literature, he asks what constitutes our collective contemporary identity today. Having described himself as a ‘post-colonial’ hybrid, Shonibare questions the meaning of cultural and national definitions.

Shonibare was a Turner prize nominee in 2004 and awarded the decoration of Member of the 'Most Excellent Order of the British Empire'. He has added this title to his professional name. In 2002, he was notably commissioned by Okwui Enwezor for Documenta 10 to create his most recognised work, Gallantry and Criminal Conversation, that launched him on the international stage. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale and at leading museums worldwide. In September 2008, his major mid-career survey commenced at the MCA Sydney and toured to the Brooklyn Museum, New York in June 2009 and the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. in October 2009. In 2010, Nelson's Ship in a Bottle became his first public art commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, which was later acquired by the Royal Museums Greenwich. In 2013, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park mounted a survey exhibition of the artist’s work titled FABRIC-ATION, which then toured to the GL Strand in Copenhagen. 2014 has seen the artist’s work exhibited at the Gerisch Stiftung in Neumunster, Germany, and three of Shonibare’s Wind Sculptures have been displayed as part of the MCA Chicago Plaza Project. In 2016, Shonibare was honoured for his contribution to African Arts and African Philanthropy at the Smithsonian Institution’s annual African Arts Awards. He also received a second award from the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) for his visionary influence on the Arts.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, US and Kensington Palace, London, UK (2017); Across Art and Fashion, Ferragamo Museum, Florence, IT (2017); Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK; Gemeentemusuem Helmond, NL; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, US and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, US (2016); Morris-Jumel Mansion, Washington, US; DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, CA; Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, KR; James Cohan Gallery, New York, US and the William Morris Gallery, London, UK (2015).

In recent years his work has featured in many group exhibitions including BODY/PLAY/POLITICS, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, JP; Animalia curated by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, UK; the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, US; Turner Contemporary, UK; Lagos, NG and Blain|Southern Berlin, DE (2016); The Flag Art Foundation, New York, US (2015); Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, KR; Ikon, London, UK; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; the Foundling Museum, London, UK;  Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK and Fondation Blachère, Apt, FR (2014).

The artist lives and works in London.

 

 

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Member of the Order of the British Empire, Royal Academician

1962, Born in London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK

 

EDUCATION

1989   
Goldsmiths College, UK

1984   
Byam Shaw School of Art, UK


SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2013   
Royal Academician, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK

2012   
Fellow of University of the Arts, London, UK

2010   
Honorary Doctorate from Royal College of Art, UK

2007   
Honorary Doctorate Degree, Huron University, CA

2004   
Awarded the MBE

2004   
IASPIS, International Artists' Studio Program in Stockholm, SE

2003   
Fellow of Goldsmiths College, London, UK

2001   
Residency, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, US

2000   
Residency, MCA DePaul University, Chicago, US

1999   
Shortlisted Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize

1998   
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Artists
Royal Society of Arts, Art for Architecture Award

1992   
Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
London Arts Board Artist’s Grant


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2016   
RA Family Album, Royal Academy Burlington Gardens Frontage, London, UK
British Council UK/Nigeria 2016, Lagos, NG

2014   
Wind Sculpture, Howick Place, Victoria, UK

2012   
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, Acquisition National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK (Permanent public sculpture)
Globe Head Ballerina, Royal Opera House, London, UK

2010-12
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, Fourth Plinth Commission, Trafalgar Square, London, UK


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016   
‘Wind Sculpture’, British Council UK/Nigeria 2016, Lagos, NG
Paradise Beyond, Gemeentemusuem Den Haag, Helmond, NL
Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Wind Sculpture VII, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, US
...and the wall fell away, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Rotunda Projects: Yinka Shonibare MBE, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, US
End of Empire, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
Recreating the Pastoral, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, IE
Childhood Memories, Pearl Lam Galleries, SG

2015   
Colonial Arrangements, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Washington, US
Pièces de Résistance, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, CA
Yinka Shonibare MBE , Art Museum, Daegu, Korea, KR
Rage of the Ballet Gods, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
The William Morris Family Album, The William Morris Gallery, London, UK

2014   
Yinka Shonibare MBE, MCA Chicago Plaza Project, US
Aliens in Parliament, Parliament Building, Kiel, DE
Yinka Shonibare, Howick Place, London, UK
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Addio del Passato, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
Making Eden, Blain|Southern Berlin, DE
Cannonball Paradise, Herbert Gerisch Foundation, Neumünster, DE
The British Library, HOUSE and Brighton Festival co-commission, The Old Reference Library, Brighton Museum, UK
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Egg Fight, Fondation Blachère, Apt, FR
Party Time: Re-imagine America, The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, US

2013-2014
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Dreaming Rich, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, HK
Yinka Shonibare MBE at Greenwich, Royal Museums Greenwich, London, UK
Selected Works, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, PL; Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, PL

2013   
POP!, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
FOCUS: Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, US
FABRIC-ATION, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK; GL Strand, Copenhagen, DK
Dreaming Rich, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, CN

2012   
Imagined as the Truth, San Diego Art Museum, US
Invasion, Escape: Aliens do it right!, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, AU
Addio del Passato, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

2011   
El Futuro del Pasado (curated by Octavio Zaya), Alcalá 31 Centros de Arte, Madrid, ES; Centro de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES

2010   
Human Culture: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Sculpture, Photography and Film, Western Michigan University, US
Looking Up, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, MC
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin, DE
Before and After Modernism: Byam Shaw, Rex Vicat Cole, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, London, UK
Willy Loman: The Rise and Fall, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Party Time: Re-Imagine America - A Centennial Commission by Yinka Shonibare, Newark Museum, US
A Centenary Commission, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, IE
A Flying Machine for every Man, Woman and Child & other Astonishing Works, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, US
A Flying Machine for every Man, Woman and Child, Miami Art Museum, US Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, AU; Brooklyn Museum, New York, US; National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C, US

2009-2010
Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, US; St. Louis Art Museum, US

2008   
Odile and Odette, Savannah College of Art and Design, ACA Gallery, Atlanta, US
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, AU; Brooklyn Museum, New York, US; the Smithsonian, Washington D.C., US   
Prospero’s Monsters, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

2007   
Scratch the Surface, National Gallery, London, UK
Jardin d’Amour, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, FR
White Flag at Half Mast, commission for the Jubilee Flagpole, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London, UK

2006   
Yinka Shonibare Installation, Speed Museum, Kentucky, US
Flower Time, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

2005   
Mobility, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
Yinka Shonibare Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, New York, US
Collaborative film/dance project with the Royal Opera House and the Africa Centre, London, UK

2004   
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK
Yinka Shonibare, Double Dutch, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, NL; Kunsthalle Vienna, AT
Vasa, Commission for the opening of Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Yinka Shonibare, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, US

2003   
Play with me, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Double Dress, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL; Studio Museum, Harlem, US; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT

2002   
Christmas Tree Project, Tate Britain, London, UK
Britannia Project, Tate Britain, London, UK
Be-muse, The British School in Rome, Rome, IT
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, US
Camouflage, Johannesburg, ZA

2001   
Stephen Friedman Gallery and 2nd Floor, 12 Dolland Street, London, UK

2000   
Effective, defective, creative, permanent video installation, Wellcome Wing, Science Museum, London, UK; Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Affectionate Men, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Diary of a Victorian Dandy Project, INIVA; toured to Castle Museum, Nottingham; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

1999   
Dressing Down, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Henie Onstad Art Centre, NO; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK; Brent Sikkema, New York, US

1998   
Diary of a Victorian Dandy, site-specific project on the London Underground, commissioned and produced by INIVA, London, UK
Alien Obsessives, Mum, Dad and the Kids, Tablet, the Tabernacle, London; Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich, UK

1997   
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Present Tense, contemporary project series, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA

1995   
Sun, Sea and Sand, BAC Gallery, London, UK

1994   
Double Dutch, Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK

1989   
Byam Shaw Gallery, London, UK
Bedford Hill Gallery, London, UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   
Across Art and Fashion, Ferragamo Museum, Florence, IT (forthcoming)
The Summer Show 2017, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Enlightened Princesses; Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World, Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, US; Kensington Palace, London, UK
Diaspora Pavillion, the Palazzo Pisani S.Marina during the 57th Venice Biennale, IT
Tous, des sang-mêlés, Museum MAC VAL, Val-de-Marne, FR
Leisure Land Golf, York Art Gallery, UK

2016   
Animalia curated by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, UK
New Past: Contemporary Art from Britain, Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, UZ
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS, Yokohama Museum of Art, JP
720, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Gardens by the Bay, SG
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, US
Found, Foundling Museum, London, UK Making and Unmaking, Curated By Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
12 Solos, Blain|Southern Berlin, DE

2015   
A Brief History of the Future, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, BE
The Worlds Turned Upside Down, BPS22, Musée d'art de la Province de Hainaut, Charleroi, BE
A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, US
Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, US
Arts + Foods, Rituals since 1851, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, IT
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Chercher le Garçon, MAC/VAL, Paris, FR Self: Image and Identity, Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK In Search of Meaning, Museum de Fundatie, NL Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil Am Rhein, DE Unravelling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories, Textile Museum, The George Washington University Museum, Washington DC, US Heartbreak Hotel, presented by the Vanhaertens Collection, Venice Biennale, IT 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Museu Afro Brasil, Sao Paulo, BR The Inverted Worlds, BPS 22, Charleroi, BE La vida es esto, Narrativas de progreso, libertad y auto-realización en el capitalismo de hoy, DA2, Salamanca, ES

2014-2015
Africa Now: Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art, KR
Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK It's All a Masquerade! - Carneval, Masquerade and other Forms of Authorised Anarchy, Kunsthalle Villa Rot, Burgrieden, DE The House Of The Flying Wheel, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK; Morley Gallery, UK
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists (curated by Simon Njami), Frankfurt MMK, DE; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, US; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES; Correo Venezia, Venice, IT; Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2014   
Ikon Icons, Ikon, London, UK
The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Progress, The Foundling Museum, London, UK
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK
Yinka Shonibare MBA: Egg Fight, Fondation Blachère, Apt, FR
Ship to Shore, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman, Gallery, London, UK Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, CA Ship to Shore, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, DE Interchange Junctions, 5 Howick Place, London, UK Collection IX. Arco Collection, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, CA2M, Madrid, ES Aliens in Parliament, Kiel Parliament, Kiel Country House, Kiel, DE

2013-2014
Art & Textiles – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE; Staasgalerie, Stuttgart, DE

2013   
Victoriana: The Art of Revival, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK Education, Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon, CH
Block Party: Contemporary Craft Inspired by the Art of the Tailor, AUB, Bournemouth, UK Living Archive, Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo, BR Bienniale Cuvée, Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, AT Out of Fashion, G.L Holtegaard, Holte, DK; Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, DK Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting: 15th Anniversary Collection, MOCA, North Miami, US Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, Contemporary Art Centre, Louisiana, US
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, US
Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska, US  
Le Pont, Musée d'Art Contemporain, project for Marseille-Provence, FR

2013
European Capital of Culture Pedro Lasch, Susan Harbage Page and Yinka Shonibare, Nasher, Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina, US Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, Seattle Art Museum, WA, US Kunst & Textile, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, DE Miniartextil, Villa Olmo, Como, IT

2012-2013
The Progress of Love, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria; The Menil Collection, Texas, US; The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri, US
The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe since 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin, DE

2012   
Luxe Mode D’Emploi, Passage de Retz, Paris, FR
Rokoko Mania: Contemporary Art and Design in Dialogue with Crafts from the 1700’s, Designmuseum, Kbenhavn, DK
Travelling Light, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK Cotton: Global Threads, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK Six Yards, Guaranteed Real Dutch Wax Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, NL Block Party, Smiths Row, London, UK; touring to National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, IE; New Walk Museum & Gallery, Leicester, UK African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, US
Happening to Be, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, and Discovery, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, US
Migrations: Journeys into British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
Trade Routes Over Time, Stevenson, Cape Town, ZA
Déjà-vu? Die Kunst der Wiederholung von Dürer bis YouTube (Déjà-vu? The Art of Reproduction from Dürer to YouTube), Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, DE
The Crisis Commission, Somerset House, London, UK
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Centre for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennesse, US; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, CA; Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta, CA
Histories of the Colonial screening event for Colonial Spectres: A moving Picture Blues, film series curated by Christian Kravagna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna, AT (Film: Addio del Passato)

2011   
Travelling Light, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island, US
Rewind-Play-Forward, Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas, LT
Environment and Object, Tang Art Museum, New York, US
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, US
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont, US
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, California, US
The African Continuum, the United Nations, New York, US
Sprit and Space: Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, ES
African Interweave: Textile Diasporas, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, US
The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21c Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, US
I Know Something About Love, Parasol Unit London, UK Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, BE

2010   
Raw, 242nd Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, AU
The House of Fairy Tales, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, California, US
Spanish Muse: A Contemporary Response, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, US
Eye of the Pacific Rim, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan City, KR
Foundation of Art: Sculpture and its Base since Rodin, ARP Museum, Bonn, DE
Who Knows Tomorrow, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin, DE
Until Now: Collecting the Contemporary (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, US
Size DOES Matter, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, US
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Pattern I.D., Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, US
Lust and Vice, The Seven Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman, Kunstmuseum Bern and the Zentrum  Paul Klee, Bern, CH GSK Contemporary – Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy, London, UK
Nothing is Forever, South London Gallery, UK Performance/Art, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, US
DaDaFest International, Liverpool, UK

2009-2010
Persona, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, BE, April 2009 – January 2010

2009   
Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, Newark Museum, New Jersey, US
Body Memory, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, US
Bodies in Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, US
Pictures in Series, Fischer Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, US
British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning, 1965-2009, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, US
A Rebelión dos Xeneros, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, ES Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, RU
Perhaps Truth is a Woman, Museum of European Garden History, Düsseldorf, DE

2008   
Nos, Museu de Republica, Rio de Janeiro, BR
The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles, The Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New US
Space Now!, The Triangle Gallery at Space Studios, London, UK
Angaza Afrika, The October Gallery, London, UK
The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US
Body Space, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK
Fourth Plinth Commission, National Gallery, London, UK

2007-2008
Crossing the Water, Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford, UK; City Gallery, Leicester, UK

2007   
Stardust or the last border, Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL), Vitry-sur-Seine, FR
Role Exchange, Sean Kelly, New York, US
African Art Today: An Unbounded Vista, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, US
Check-List Luanda Pop, African Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, IT
Uncomfortable Truths – The Shadow of Slave Trading on Contemporary Art and Design, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford, UK; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK
Tomorrow Now: When Design Meets Science Fiction, MUDAM, Luxembourg City, LU War and Discontent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US

2006   
Primitivism Revisited, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US
William Hogarth, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France; Tate Britain, London, UK; Caixa Forum, Madrid, ES
Transvideo, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin, US
MASCARADA / MASQUERADE, DA2 - Domus Artium 2002, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, ES
DRESSCODE, Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum, St Gallen, CH
Space is the Place, Independent Curators International, New York, US
RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, US Alien Nation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK Los Usos de la Pintura II, Espacio 1414, San Juan, PR (curated by Julieta González) Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, US Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, National Gallery of Canada, CA
Contemporary Commonwealth, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU
A Historic Occasion, Artists Making History, MASS MoCA, US East Wing Collection No. 7 Culture Bound, Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London, UK
Around The World In Eighty Days, Institute of Contemporary Arts; South London Gallery, UK
Photography: Recent Acquisitions, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, US Artificial Afrika (curated by Vernon Reid and C. Daniel Dawson), Gigantic ArtSpace, New York, US

2005   
Linkages and Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Contemporary Art Collections, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, US
Woman Women (curated by Adelina von Furstenberg), Ville de Carouge, Geneva, CH; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, IT; Palais des Beaux Arts/Entrepôt Royal Tour & Taxis
Take Two. Worlds and Views, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), New York, US
Acting Out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography  (organized by UIMA curator Kathleen A. Edwards), University of Iowa Museum of Art, US; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, US
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Africa Remix, Contemporary Art of a Continent, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, DE; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, JP
African Voices, New Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg, SE
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2004   
African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back, Philadelphia Museum of Art, US
Continental Drift: Installations by Ilya Kabakov, Joan Jonas, Juan Muños, Yinka Shonibare, Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, US Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE The Fabric Workshop and Museum, New York, US Flexible 4: Identities, Landes Museen, Linz, AT Between The Lines, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco, US

2003   
Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, the Museum for African Art, New York, US
Love Over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, New Museum, New York, US
Flexible 4: Identities, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, SF MOMA, San Francisco, US
(Doublures) Vêtements de l'Art Contemporain, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, CA Independence, South London Gallery, UK The African Exile Museum, Migros Museum, Zürich, CH Somewhere Better Than This Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US

2002   
Extension, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthalle, SE
Attitude 2002, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, JP
Documenta 11, Kassel, DE Spoleto Festival, Charleston, US

2001   
Authentic/Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art, 49th Venice Biennale, Fondazione Levi, Venice, IT
Unpacking Europe, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, NL The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, DE Art through the Eye of the Needle, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, NO
Give and Take, Serpentine Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Secret Victorians, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, US Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE Sense of Wonder, Herzliya Museum of Art, IL

2000   
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, MCA Chicago, US
Partage d’Exotismes, 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, FR
Other Modernities, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
Laboratory. Continental Shift-Artists from the African Continent in Europe, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
Intelligence: New British Art 2000, Tate Britain, London, UK
South Meets West, Accra, Ghana and Kunsthalle, Bern, CH

1999   
From Where–To Here, Art from London, Konsthallen Göteborg, SE
Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE
Missing Link, Museum of Arts, Bern, CH
Derfflingerstr. 20 aHeaven, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE; Tate Liverpool, UK
Mirror’s Edge, Bild Museet, Umeå, SE; Vancouver Art Gallery, CA; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, IT; Tramway, Glasgow, UK; Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
In the Midst of Things, Bournville Village, Birmingham, UK
Secret Victorians, Arts Council Touring Exhibition, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Firstsite, Colchester, UK; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Middlesbrough Art Gallery (MIMA), UK; Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, UK; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US
Sensation, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, US

1998   
Cinco Continentes y una Ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, MX
Personal Effects; Sculpture & Belongings, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK;  Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Ethno-antics, Nordic Museum, Stockholm, SE
Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, CA
Liberating Tradition, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, US
Transatlántico, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, ES
Beyond Mere Likeness: Portraits from Africa and the African Diaspora, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, US
Global Vision; New Art from the ‘90s, Deste Foundation, Athens, GR

1997   
Sensation: Young British Art from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; National Gallery of Berlin, DE; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, US
Portable Personal Histories Museum, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, ZA
Transforming the Crown: African, Asian and Caribbean Artists in Britain, 1966- 1996, Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute, New York, US; Studio Museum, Harlem, the Bronx, Museum of the Arts, New York, US
Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AU; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, AU; City Gallery, Wellington, NZ
What, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK

1996   
Pledge Allegiance to A Flag?, London Printworks Trust, UK
Imagined Communities, National Touring Exhibition, Oldham Art Gallery, UK; John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, UK; Colchester Minories; Royal Festival Hall, London and Glasgow, UK, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Discreet Charm, Visionfest, Croxteth Hall, Liverpool, UK
Inklusion:Exclusion, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, CH
Jurassic Technology, 10th Biennale of Sydney, AU
Painting, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Out of Order, Independent Art School, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

1995   
The Art of African Textiles: Technology, Tradition and Lurex, Barbican Centre, London, UK
Seeing and Believing, The Economist Building, London, UK
Original, Gasworks, London, UK

1994   
2 out of 4 dimensions, Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK
Where are they now...?, Byam Shaw Gallery, London, UK
Seen/Unseen, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
TENQ, group exhibition in Senegal, SN

1993   
Space Studios Open Exhibition, London, UK

1992   
Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

1991   
Interrogating Identity, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US
Arts Centre, Minneapolis, MN; Madison Art Centre, Wisconsin, WI; Memorial Art Museum, Ohio, US
Goldsmiths College, London, UK

1989   
Black Art New Directions, Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, UK
Byam Shaw Final Year Show, London, UK

1988   
Byam Shaw Concourse Gallery, London, UK


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & CATALOGUES

2014   
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, AU

2013   
Victoriana A Miscellany, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK
Yinka Shonibare MBE: FABRIC-ATION, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

2010   
Looking Up, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, MC
Before and After Modernism, Byam Shaw, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, UK
KulTur i Afrika, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, SE

2008   
Yinka Shonibare, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, AU
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Odile and Odette, published by ACA Gallery of SCAD, Atlanta, US

2007   
Jardin d’Amour, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, FR

2006   
RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, US
Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon Press, UK
Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, National Gallery of Canada, Merrell, London, UK
Contemporary Commonwealth, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU

2005   
A Historic Occasion: Artists Making History, edited by Nato Thompson, published by Massachusetts Museum  of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts, US
Acting Out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography, essay by Kathleen Edwards, University of Washington Press, Seattle, US
Zürich Development Center, Zürich Insurance Company, Zürich, CH
Shades of Black, Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain, Duke University Press, Durham, US; inIVA, London, UK
A Sense of Place, inIVA, London, UK
Exploring Art. A Global, Thematic Approach, Thomson Wadsworth, US
Africa Remix, Contemporary Art of a Continent, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Samtidskonst för lävare och andra intresserade, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Harry N. Abrams Inc. New York, US
L’art de la friche, essai sur l’art africain contemporain, Flammarion, FR

2004   
Turner Prize, Tate, London, UK
Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, US
Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Selvedge…The Fabric of Your Life; The Architecture Issue, London, UK
The Culture Game, University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota, UK
Continental Drift, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, UK
Double Dutch, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands & Kunsthalle Vienna, AT

2003   
Doublures, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, CA
Looking Both Ways-Art of the African Diaspora, edited by Laurie Ann Farrell, published by the Museum for African Art, Long Island City, Queens, New York, US

2002   
Attitude, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, JP
Double Dress, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
Yinka Shonibare, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, US

2001   
Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Yinka Shonibare. Be-Muse, Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen, Rome, IT
Enwezor, Okwui, Tricking the Mind: the work of Yinka Shonibare, in Authentic/Eccentric–Conceptualism in African Art, 49th Venice Biennale, IT
Yinka Shonibare, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, US
Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE
Bo01 City of Tomorrow, European Housing Expo, Malmo, SE
The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, München, DE
Camouflage, Centre of Contemporary Art of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, ZA
Give and Take, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
BamUKoyé, O. A. What is Print?, in Technology and Culture, Witte de With Center For Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL

2000   
Intelligence, Tate Britain, London, UK
South Meets West, Kunsthalle Bern, CH
Other Modernities, The London Institute, UK

1999   
Mirror’s Edge, Bildmuseet, Umea, SE
Dressing Down, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Heaven, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE
Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, London, UK

1998   
Personal Effects: Sculpture & Belongings, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
Secret Victorians, Arts Council touring exhibition, UK
Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, CA

1997   
Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, ZA
Present Tense, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA
Sensation, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
What, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK

1996   
Out of Order, Independent Art Space, London, UK
Annotations 1, Institute of International Visual Arts, London, UK
Inklusion: Exklusion, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, AT
Jurassic Technology, Tenth Biennale of Sydney, AU
Pledge Allegiance to A Flag?, London Printworks Trust, UK

1995   
Imagined Communities, National Touring Exhibition, The South Bank Centre, London, UK
The Art of African Textiles: Technology, Tradition and Lurex, Barbican Centre, London, UK

1994   
Seen/unseen, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK

1992   
Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK


SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2016   
L. Le Brun, “Textiles and west African culture”, FT.com, 24 June

2015   
J. Pohl, “Visual arts: Shonibare challenges expectations in exquisite exhibition”, montrealgazzette.com, 7 May

2014   
J. Watkins, “Yinka Shonibare”, Under the Influence, Art Issue 14, Autumn/Winter
A.J. Kiyoizumi, “Exhibition // Yinka Shonibare MBE at Blain|Southern”, berlinartlink.com, 21 February
I. Pett, ‘Quintessenz der Dekadenz - Yinka Shonibare in der Blain Southern Galerie’, www.art-in-berlin.de, 17 February
R. Von Ingeborg, ‘Schießeisen-Ballett in Dutch-Wax’, www.berliner-zeitung.de, 16 February
‘Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in Germany, Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Making Eden’, culturekiosque.com, 15 February
K. Schirner, ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE – Garten Eden in Berlin’, artberlin.de, February
E. Sozanski, ‘Art: With Shonibare, Barnes leaps ahead’, philly.com, 2 February
‘Yinka Shonibare zwischen England und Nigeria’, television feature, Germany, Metropolis, 26 January
A. Block, ‘Brotherly Love: Yinka Shonibare Exhibits at Barnes Foundation’, interiordesign.net, 24 January
M. Slenske, ‘Unsentimental Education, Yinka Shonibare climbs the ladder at the Barnes Foundation’, W Magazine, 24 January

2013   
Hugh Pearman, ‘Everything’s just dandy’, The Sunday Times Culture, March
Eddy Frankel, ‘B(w)anking on it’, Time Out London, 12 March
Jonathan Jones, ‘Yinka Shonibare’s sculptures land in London - the week in art’, The Guardian Art Weekly, 8 March
Jonathan Jones, ‘Shoot to thrill’, The Guardian G2, 4 March
Priscille de Lassus, Dossier, ‘Imprimés et touiles peintes’, Métiers d'art, March – May issue
Claire Allfree, ‘My twin lives by Banksy of sculpture’, Metro, 28 February
Coline Milliard, ‘Yinka’s Shonibare’s Gentleman-like Protest at Yorkshire Sculpture Park’, Artinfo, 27 February
Nicole Swengley, ‘Yinka Shonibare’s exclusive print for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’, Financial Times online, 25 February
Hannah Duguid, ‘Art/Class act with dash of gallows humor’, The Independent Radar, 23 February
‘Artistic rebel with a cause’, Yorkshire Post, 22 February
L.Kent Wolgamott, ‘“Encounters” superb show of photography from the Sheldon collection’, Journal Star online, 16 February
Hester Lacey, ‘Yinka Shonibare: Message In A Bottle’, Billionaire, 15 February
‘Preview: Yinka Shonibare POP!’, FAD, 13 February

2012   
Abigail Moss, ‘Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House – curated by Yinka Shonibare’, 4 September
John L. Walters, ‘Deloitte Ignite Africa Weekend – review’, The Guardian, 2 September
Arwa Haider, ‘Artist promises a mix of intimacy and chaos’, Metro, 31 August
Larry Ossei-Mensah & Carinya Sharples, ‘Freedom Fighter’, Arise Magazine, August
Emily Sack, ‘Yinka Shonibare New Ballerina Sculpture Debuts at Opera House’, Artlyst, 26 June
K. Wight, ‘In the Studio: Yinka Shonibare’, The Independent, 23 June
Kevin Young, ‘Animalistic Assassin-Like Figures’, trendhunter.com, 23 June
M. Kennedy, ‘Yinka Shonibare’s ballerina twirls into action above Covent Garden’, The Guardian, 19 June
Steve Dow, ‘Artist Yinka Shonibare delivers a serious message with wit and whimsy’, Canberra Times, 16 June
Art Newspaper Russia, June
Dylan Rainforth, ‘Review: Invasion, Escape; Aliens do it right!’, Art Guide Australia, June
Anne Marie Pena, ‘A Terrible Beauty: Politics, Sex and the Decline of Empires’, Cmagazine, issue 114, Summer
Barbara Pollock, ‘Arthur Solway: Bringing the West to the East’, Artnet, 22 May
‘Artists to look out for at Frieze Art Fair New York 2012’, Huffington Post, 5 May
Mandy Little, ‘Ship art docks for exhibition’, The Mercury, 2 May
D. Alberge, ‘Row as public pays twice over for Trafalgar Square artwork’, The Observer, 29 April ‘Yinka Shonibare's "Nelson's Ship in a Bottle" Sails its Way to the National Maritime Museum’, Artinfo, 25 April
Brown, M., ‘Yinka Shonibare's ship in a bottle goes on permanent display in Greenwich’, The Guardian, 23 April
Guner, Fisen, The Arts Desk, 23 April
‘Yinka Shonibare Ship in a Bottle finds new home’, BBC News online, 23 April
‘Yinka Shonibare, Nigerian Whose Artwork creates a mark at London’s Trafalgar Square’, www.tribune.com, 14 April
Peek, Philip M., African Arts, Spring
Luke, Ben, London Evening Standard, 12 March
Politanoff, Evelyne, ‘Addio del Passato’, The Huffington Post, 28 February
Hunt, Jem, ‘Yinka Shonibare: Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’, Art & Architecture Journal Press, 27 February
‘Exhibition of new works by British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE at James Cohan Gallery’, Art Daily, 26 February
Scheifele, Kris, ‘Post-Colonial Mixologist’, Art Critical, 26 February
‘Addio del Passato’, Artinfo, 25 February
‘Daily Pick: Yinka Shonibare’s Opulent Multi-Culturalism at James Cohan Gallery’, Artinfo, 21 February
Massie, Alex, ‘British sailors for British ships’, The Spectator, 21 February
Kellaway, K., ‘Your world could come crashing down at any time’, The Observer, 19 February
Hazard, Ruth, ‘COTTON: Global Thread, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester’, Culture 24, 14 February
Finerty, Katherine, ‘Yinka Shonibare’s Message in a Bottle: Hybrid Citizen Ship’, Studio Museum, 13 February
Wolf, Rachel, Art + Auction, February 
Mason, Shana Beth, ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE the Whitehot Interview’, Whitehot Magazine, February

2011   
‘Power list 2011: Britain’s Most Influential Black People’, The Arts, Fashion & Design
Maria Spann, ‘My space: Yinka Shonibare, artist, tells us how and where he works’, The Times, 10 December
Anita Singh, ‘Museum campaign to buy Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’, The Telegraph, 1 December
Maev Kennedy, ‘Message in a big bottle – appeal to save fourth plinth HMS Victory’, The Guardian, 30 November
Louise Jury, ‘Setting Sail Again’, London Evening Standard, 30 November
Anny Shaw, ‘Flags of Freedom’, The Art Newspaper Art Basel Daily Edition, 14 June
William Wallis, ‘Anger as black artist’s pieces held’, The Financial Times, 28 May
J. Alakam, ‘Art-inculating Yinka Shonibare’s Hope in Hopelessness’, Vanguard, 1 May
T. Olurin, ‘A Revolution in the Studio’, next, 1 May
Rosanna Greenstreet, ‘Q&A: Yinka Shonibare’, The Guardian, 30 April
G. Coxhead, ‘Exhibition of the Week’, Time Out, 7 – 13 April
Anny Shaw, ‘Yinka Shonibare Fires all Cannons in Madrid’, The Art Newspaper, 15 March
J. Wallschlager, ‘I Know Something About Love’, Financial Times, 12 March
Glen Adamson, ‘Issues/Commentary: Tsunami Africa’, Art in America, March
F. Jarque, ‘Como Artist, Tienes que ser el Mejor Mentiroso’, El Pais, 5 February
Esther Alvarado, ‘Un ano de exposiciones’, Madrid Press, February

2010   
N. Ocran, ‘From Lagos to London’, Time Out Insiders Guide, 2010/2011
D. Sontag, ‘Shonibare le Flamboyan’, Courrier International, No. 1049, December 9-15
I.Cooper, ‘Yinka Shonibare’, St. Louis Beacon, 13 December
‘Yinka Shonibare Art about “Big Society”’, The Guardian, 13 October
A. David, ‘Linking the past and the present through art’, The New York Times, 7 September
H. Sheets, ‘The New Jerusalem’, ArtCritical, 17 August
Art Daily, 25 June
V. Turturro, ‘History Re-Awakened by Children’, Re-View, 17 June
B. Sewell, The Daily Telegraph (review of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition), 10 June
B. Sewell, ‘Oh No! It’s the summer exhibition’, The Evening Standard, 10 June
P. Kent, ‘Setting Sail from Trafalgar Square’, The New York Times, 1 June
N. Ex, ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE’, Holland Diep. May – June, p. 86-87
M. Mirza, ‘Do black artists need special treatment?’, The Guardian, 25 May
L. Jury, ‘Fourth Plinth art with a lot of bottle joins Nelson in Trafalgar Square’, The Evening Standard, 24 May
A. Searle, The Guardian, 24 May
M. Kennedy, The Guardian, 24 May
J. Jones, The Guardian, 24 May
BBC News, 24 May
C. Deane, ‘Message in a Bottle’, Time Out London, 20-26 May
N. Durant, The Times, 21 May
M. Blunden, The London Evening Standard, 20 May
M. Gayford, ‘Lord Nelson Would be Proud’, The Daily Telegraph, 19 May
S. Busari, ‘Yinka Shonibare: The anarchist artist’, CNN, 17 May
R. Cooke, The Observer, 16 May
Ossian Ward, ‘The Fourth Plinth’, Time Out London, 13 May
C. Higgine, The Guardian, May
O. Adigun, The Daily Sun, 11 March
R. Hayward, ‘Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square’, Culture24, 9 March
Culture24, 11 February
Flash Art Online, 11 February
‘Nelson and Ship Reunited’, The Independent, 11 February
Art Daily, 11 February
BBC Online, 10 February
D. Bischoff, ‘Post-colonial Party Time’, Fibearts, January – February
J. Baran, St Louis Arts, 18 January
J. Wullschlager, ‘Afro Modern’, The Financial Times, 2 February
C. Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 28 January
J. Baran, ‘Yinka Shonibare: Mother and Father Worked Hard so I Can Play’, Riverfront Times, 20 January
J. Baran, ‘Feature Review: Yinka Shonibare’, St. Louis Arts, 18 January
C. Milliard, ‘Same but Different’, Cat. Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue I, 2010

2009   
J. Hemmings, World of Interiors
A Asham, ‘Different Worlds’, Villa Voice
Dickson Beall, ‘SLAM for the Holidays’, West End World, 23 December
R. Lacayo, ‘Top Ten Art Exhibitions’, 8 December
J. Dawson, ‘Yinka Shonibare, skewing history with his images’, The Washington Post, 20 November
M. Judkis, ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: “As Artists, We are Liars”’, Washington City Paper, 13 November
R. Geldard, Time Out, 6 November
S. Lewis, ‘Yinka Shonibare: Brooklyn Museum, New York’, Artforum, October
‘Art for Africa auction raises $740,000 at Sotheby’s’, Art Info, 22 September
P. Laster, ‘Postocolonial hybrid fuses art and politics’, Flavour Pill, Summer
Daily Serving, Summer
B. Moore-Bridger, London Evening Standard, 17 July
B. Genocchio, ‘The Rich were Different (and Perhaps Still Are)’, International Herald Tribune, 10 July
T. Cole, ‘Shonibare’s fantasies of empowerment’, 234 next.com, 10 July
B. Hoffman, ‘Headless Bods: Tops’, New York Post, 10 July
K. Kazakina, ‘Adam Smith, Ocelots Channel History in Artist’s Textile World’, Bloomberg, 8 July
R. Lacayo, ‘Decaptivating’, Time Magazine, 6 July
K. Rosenberg, ‘Fashions of a Postcolonial Provocateur’, The New York Times, 3 July
L. McLaughlin, ‘Show blows away art world’, The Brooklyn Paper, 2 July
D. Olowu, Style.com/Vogue, July
A. McCartney, ‘Class, Culture and Identity in Party Time’, NJ.com, 26 June
Tambay, ‘Defining Blackness Series’, Shadow and Act, 21 June
D. Sontag, ‘Challenging cultural stereotypes’, International Herald Tribune, 19 June
D. Sontag, ‘Headless Bodies from a Bottomless Imagination’, The New York Times, 17 June
B. Cunningham, The New York Times, June
A. Bergman, ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE @ Museum of Contemporary Art’, White Hot, June
A. Ashman, ‘Different Worlds’, Village Voice
‘How schoolchildren shaped the new Trafalgar Square plinth’, The Times Online, 22 May
‘Consumed’, Art Review, 31 April
H. Hunter, ‘The Dandy’s Progress’, The First Post, 6 April
C. Knight, ‘Yinka Shonibare at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’, The LA Times, 6 April
A. Hunter, ‘Encountering Excess,’ Art of England, Issue 56, April
H. Jeno, ‘Hip, British-Born Artist’s Show Ushers in a New Era at SBMA,’ The Santa Barbara Independent, March 31
M. Pote, ‘African Art? Yinka Shonibare steps between the real and imagined’, Seven, 24 February
L. Barnett, ‘Portrait of the artist’, The Guardian G2, 27 January

2008   
Artists Open Domestic Spaces, Art World, December 2008 - January 2009
K. Mullan, ‘An artist with a lot of bottle’, Disability Now Magazine, Issue 14, December
K. Crow, ‘Family flies into museum’, The Wall Street Journal, 25 November
K. Rosenberg, The New York Times, 9 October
L. Schwartzkoff, ‘MCA fortunes wax with works by a citizen of the world’, The Sunday Morning Herald, 25 September
L. Allsop, Art Review, September
P. Holmes & S. Wallis, Departures, September
K. Toms, The Observer, 29 June
D. Sandison, ‘Yinka Shonibare: The Battle of Trafalgar’, Independent Online, 24 June
M. Brown, The Guardian, 24 June
A. Sooke, Telegraph.co.uk, 24 June
‘Fourth plinth winners announced’, The BBC News Channel, 23 June
R. Brooks, ‘Fame up for Grabs in Trafalgar Square’, The Sunday Times, 22 June
Message in a giant bottle: Interview’, The Observer, 22 June
Sunday Times Lifestyle, 8 June
Modern Painters, June
F. Hirsch, Art In America, June
‘The Wombles of Woodstock’, Financial Mail, 30 May
C. Wyndham, ‘Yinka Shonibare’, Art + Auction, February
SCAD, Cat. essay, January – March
A. Searle, Guardian Unlimited, 9 January
‘The battle of Trafalgar Plinth’, London Paper, 8 January

2007   
‘Young, Gifted and Black’, Independent on Sunday, 4 November
R. Jones, Artforum, October
Post Cultural Hybrid’, Surface Design, Fall
Kultureflash.net, no. 124, 3 August
The Independent, July 27
Art in America, Issue 6, June/July
C. Lotz, aworldtowin.net, July
C. Darwent, Art Review, June
S. Williams, African Business, June
‘A Garden of Love’, African Business, June
R. Cork, ‘In the Labyrinth’, The Spectator, 12 May
G. Harris, The Independent, 3 May
S. Wajid, ‘The Frisson of a Difference’, Museums Journal, May
H. Pool, ‘Uncomfortable Truths’, V&A Magazine, issue 12, Spring
A. Satz, Tema Celeste, no. 120, March/April
C. Tema Issue 120, March-April
A. Riding, The New York Times, 20 March
L. Jury, The Independent, 17 January
‘The Great Showman: Yinka Shonibare, MBE,’ The Guardian, 13 January
S. Davies, Daily Telegraph, 9 January, p. 23
Time Out, 3-10 January
J. Ebner, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2 January

2006   
The Art Newspaper, No. 175, December
R. Chikukwa and M. Robecchi, Contemporary, no. 88
M. Mendelsohn, Art and Auction
Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times, November 28
JC, Artkrush, September
Cooper –Hewitt Design Journal, Fall
Grace Glueck, The New York Times, August
Pitch Kentucky Arts & Culture, ‘Inverted Commas’, Contemporary, No 88, Issue 2 pre-fall
Jan Garden C., ‘In Art Anything is Possible’, Sculpture, vol. 25, no. 6, July/August
V. Lynn, ArtReview, July
S. Kent, Time Out London, 21-28 June
R. Reed, Daily Yomiuri Online, 10 June
C. McQuaid, London Loop, Summer
Esquire, April

2005   
D. Buchhart and M. Fuchs, cover and interview, Kunstforum International, no. 178, November-January
M. Allison, RISD Museum, 11 November 2005 -22 January 2006
P. Greenwood, The Times, 6 December
G. Coren, The Times, 4 December
J. Wullschlager, The Financial Times, 1 December
J. Horrocks, BBC NEWS, (online edition), December
‘Interview’, Artforum, December
R. Campbell-Johnston, ‘Dandy in the Undergrowth’, The Times, 28 November
J. Sawtell, Morning Star, 9 November
E. Cooper, Tribune, 5 November
J. Picton, Cooper-Hewitt Design Journal, Fall
A. Downey, Bomb, no. 93, Fall
P. Hensher, The Mail on Sunday, 31 October
C. Edwards, Independent on Sunday, 24 October
C. Black, Sunday Herald: Seven Days, 24 October
J. Jones, The Guardian, 20 October
R. Dorment, The Telegraph, 20 October
R. Dorment, The Guardian, 20 October
M. Glover, The Times, 20 October
H. Anderson, Evening Standard, 15-21 October
K. Johnson, ‘A Sculptor From 2 Cultures Takes a Tour of Colonialism’, The New York Times, 14 October
C. Finch, Artnet Magazine, 13 October
M. Wilson, Artforum, 11 October
K. Rosenberg, New York Magazine, 17 October
H. Cotter, The New York Times, 2 October
C. Picard, The Art Newspaper, no. 162, October, p. 2
C. E. Krudy, Flavorpill NYC, 27 September – 3 October
L. Hales, The Washington Post, 11 September
R. Smith, The New York Times, 2 September
G. Glueck, The New York Times, August
D. Pollock, The List Magazine, 21 July – 4 August
P. Ponant, Beaux Arts Magazine, August
K. Fenn, Kathimerini (English Edition), 11 July
C. Harris, The Scotsman, 18 June
C. H. Lim, Guardian, 18 May
C. Emin, The Boston Globe, 9 April
E. Baynard, E., Modern Painters, April
P. Holmes, Spoon, March/April
I. Sischy, The New York Times Style Magazine, Spring
‘The Artist Formally Known for Prints’, The New York Times Style Magazine, Spring
A. Searle, The Guardian, 26 February
A. Searle, The Guardian, 17 February
G. Brownell, and S. Sennott, ‘Front and Centre’, Newsweek, 14 February
P. Greenwood, The Times, 2 February M. Hudson, Telegraph (online edition), 22 January
M. Biro, Art Papers, 22 January
R. Cork, New Statesman, (online edition), 1 January
W. Feaver, ARTNews
L. di Spagnesi, Arte, March
L. B. Larsen, Artforum, January
National Institute for Medical Research

2004   
K. Wright, Modern Painters, December-January
P. Greenwood, The Times, 6 December
G. Coren, The Times, 4 December
J. Wullschlager, The Financial Times, 1 December
J. Horrocks, BBC NEWS, (online edition), December
R. Greer, News Letter, 30 November
S. Kent,  ‘School of Baroque’, Time Out London, 24 November/1 December
‘Interview’, University of the Arts London Magazine, Autumn/Winter
The Australian, 22 November
‘Portrait of the artist’, The Guardian Guide, 20-26 November
W. Januszczak, The Sunday Times Culture, 11 November
J. Sawtell, Morning Star, 9 November
E. Cooper, Tribune, 5 November
P. Hensher, The Mail on Sunday, 31 October
C. Edwards, Independent on Sunday, 24 October
C. Black, Sunday Herald: Seven Days, 24 October
J. Jones, The Guardian, 20 October
R. Dorment, The Telegraph, 20 October
R. Dorment, The Guardian, 20 October
M. Glover, ‘Political lessons à la mode’, The Times, 20 October
H. Anderson, Evening Standard, 15-21 October
C. Giuliano, ‘Dressed for Success: Not Necessarily Out of Africa’, NY Arts, October
K. Rosenberg, New York Magazine, 17 October
L. Harris, The Art Newspaper, (What’s On), October
Dr. C. Harper, ‘Alien Nation’, Selvedge, issue 2, September/October
M. Herbert, Artforum
D. Adjaye, Art Review, July/August
C. Tulloch, V&A Magazine, Autumn
D. Gleeson, Canadian Art, Summer
J. Saunders, Selvedge, issue 00, May/June
C.H. Lim, The Guardian, 18 May
B. Pollack, ‘Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora’, ARTnews, April
L. Andrews, Contemporary, April
C. Emin, ‘Africa Now’, The Boston Globe, 9 April
J. Hemmings, Fibrearts, March/April
Spoon, March/April
S. Friedman, ARTnews, March
C. Martin, Flash Art, February
A. Downey, ‘Interview -Yinka Shonibare in Conversation’, Wasafiri, Issue 41, Spring
J. Stephens, The Quilters Guild, Spring
A. Searle, The Guardian, 26 February
A. Searle, The Guardian, 17 February
A. Downey, NY ARTS Magazine, January/February
V. Stivers, Time Out New York, 29 January - 5 February
J. Ogilvie, Time Out London, 7-14 January
T. Holert, ArtForum, January
‘Re-dressing Power. The Art of Yinka Shonibare’, 2wice, Vol . 7, No. 2

2003   
Kultureflash.net, No. 70, 17 December
J. Lack, The Guardian Guide, 15 December
L. Buck, ‘Interview’, The Art Newspaper, December
J. Lack, The Guardian Guide, 29 November - 5 December
H. Cotter, ‘An African Diaspora Show Asks: What is Africanness? What is Diaspora?’, The New York Times, 21 November
T. Griffin, Artforum, November
O. Enwezor, ‘Yinka Shonibare: of hedonism, masquerade, carnivalesque and power. A Conversation with Enwezor’ Okwui, Looking Both Ways, Museum for African Art/Snoeck, November
M. Gronlund, ARTnews, Summer
Art Press, March
S. Njami, ARCO, no. 26, Spring

2002   
D. Murray, D. Conrad, ‘NKA’, Contemporary Art, Fall/Winter
P. Holmes, ‘The Empire’s New Clothes’, Artnews, October
C. Parker, Art Review, September
R. Boyes, The Times, June 26
Y. Shonibare, Zoo, 13 June
R. Dorment, The Daily Telegraph, June 12
J. Weinstein, Artforum, no. 9, May
Jalouse, no. 50, May
B. Pollack, Art Monthly, May
A. Downey, ‘Imposters’, Contemporary, April
A. Downey, Wasafiri, Spring
F. Sirmans, Time Out New York, February 7-14
S. Skarf, Time Out New York, 24-31 January
‘Art Agenda’, ELLE (Italy), January
A. Di Genova, Marie Claire (Italy), January
J. Weinstein, Artforum, May
F. Sirmans, ‘When the Clothes Make the Man’, Time Out New York, 7/14 February

2001   
N. Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph
Roma Sur la Terre, Winter
L. Beatrice, Arte Mondadori, December
F. Morelli, ‘Vernissage’, Il Giornale dell’Arte, December
Nigrizia, December
F. Bonazzi, Gulliver, December
V. Agostinis, Carnet-Black, December
Interni, December
M. Casadio, Vogue Italia, December
L. De Santis, La Repubblica, 15 December
K. Wrigglesworth, The Independent, 13 December
F. Bonazzoli, Corriere della Sera Sette, no. 50, 13 December
C. Costantini, Il Messaggero, 10 December
L. Pratesi, Venerdi di Repubblica, 7 December
Calendario, Trovaroma, 6 December
L. Colonnelli, Cronaca di Roma, Corriere della Sera, 5 December
‘Calendario, Un Ospite’, La Stampa, 1-15 December
K. Wrigglesworth, The Guardian
E.Del Drago, Il Manifesto
M. de Candia, Trovaroma, 29 November
S. Campagnola, S ‘FA News’, Flash Art, no. 230, November
Carolina Corbetta, Vogue Italia, November
A. Di Genova, De La Repubblica delle Donne, no. 278, 27 November
Extract, November
A. Mammi, L’Espresso, 16-22 November
M. Kennedy, The Guardian, 30 October
L. Wilson, (a-n) For Artists, October
D. Birnbaum, Artforum, September
A. Wilson, Art Monthly, July/August
S. Kent, Time Out London, May 9-16
F. Güner, Metro, 26 April
M. Ruane, The Sunday Times, 25 March
N. Cameron, The Scotsman, 6 March
R. Cork, The Times, 24 January

2000   
S. Grant, Evening Standard, 18 August
S. Kent, Time Out London, 5-12 July
Tate Magazine, Issue 2, Summer
H. Sumpter, The Big Issue, 10 July
S. Hubbard, The Independent on Sunday, 2 July
R. Cambell-Johnston, The Times, 21 June
D. Cameron, Nka-Journal of Contemporary African Art, no. 11-12

1999   
P. Halkes, Border Crossings, vol. 17, no. 14
L. U. Marks, Fuse Magazine, Winter
O. Oguibe, Art Journal, Summer
Howard Halle, Time Out New York, 13-20 May
H. Cotter, New York Times, 16 May
D. Cameron, Art News, May
N. Ratnam, Art Monthly, April
F. Lynch, Birmingham Post, March
J. Russel Taylor, The Times Metro, 20-26 February
T. Grimley, Birmingham Post, 16 February
R. Halliburton, The Independent, 1 February
N. Brown, Frieze, issue 44, January/February

1998   
C. Atha, Artists Newsletter, November
E. Janus, Artforum International, November
Review Noir, no. 30, September/November
Das Kunst Bulletin, no. 10, 10 October
A. Searle, The Guardian, 6 October
‘Space’, The Guardian, 2 October
R. Cork, The Times, 2 October
N. Hines, Untitled, no. 17, October
Attitude, October
D. Ogunwa, Untold Magazine, October/November
P. O’ Kane, Pride Magazine, October
J. Tozer, Art Monthly, October
A. Farquarson, Art Monthly, October
Time Out, October
Black Film Bulletin, vol. 6, issue 2/3, Summer/Autumn

1997   
O. Enwezor, Flash Art, November/December
D. Creighton, East-side Resident, 29 October – 4 November
H. Cotter, The New York Times Weekend, 24 October
S. Kent, Time Out London, 8-15 October
J. E. Stein, Art in America, June
D. Burrows, Art Monthly, February
M. Currah, Time Out London, 22-29 January
S. Craddock, The Times, 14 January

1996   
S. Hubbard, Time Out London, May
O. Enwezor, Frieze, January/February

1995   
K. Mercer, Frieze, November/December
T. Guha, Third Text, Summer
J. Hall, The Guardian Guide, April
M. Coomer, TimeOut London, April

1994   
M. Hill, Disability Arts Magazine, October
 
1993   
E. Court, African Arts, January

1992   
A. Graham-Dixon, The Independent, February
S. Kent, Time Out London, February


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