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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
The British Library
2014  
Hardback books, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, gold foiled names, five wooden chairs, five iPads, iPad stands, headphones, interactive Application and antique wind-up clock

Installed at Turner Contemporary, Margate, England

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The British Library
Installation view at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, UK, 2014

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Installation detail at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, UK, 2014

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
The Victorian Philanthropist's Parlour
1996-1997
Dutch wax printed fabric covered wood, cast iron, brass, marble, mirror, bound printed books, porcelain, glass, framed works on paper, and props
102 x 192 x 209 in. 

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
The Victorian Philanthropist's Parlour
1996-1997
Dutch wax printed fabric covered wood, cast iron, brass, marble, mirror, bound printed books, porcelain, glass, framed works on paper, and props
102 x 192 x 209 in. 

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
Dorian Gray
2002
11 black and white resin prints, 1 digital lambda print
30 x 37 1/2 in. (each) 

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
Wind Sculpture VII
Installed at the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.
 

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
Wind Sculpture VII
Installed at the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
Wind Sculpture VII
Installed at the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
End of Empire
2016
Fibreglass mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, metal, wood, motor, globes and leather
116 1/2 x 200 3/4 x 39 in.
296 x 510 x 99 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Butterfly Kid (girl)
2015 
Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, silk, metal, globe and steel baseplate 
49 3/16 x 41 5/16 x 29 7/8 in.
125 x 105 x 76 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Exhbition view at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 2016

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Ballet God (Poseidon) 
2015 
Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, trident, dagger, globe, pointe shoes and steel baseplate 
82 1/4 x 87 x 35 3/8 in.
209 x 221 x 90 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Ballet God (Zeus)
2015 
Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, lightning, gun, globe, pointe shoes and steel baseplate 
92 7/8 x 61 x 55 1/16 in.
236 x 155 x 140 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Ballet God (Apollo)
2015 
Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, lyre, sword, globe, pointe shoes and steel baseplate 
75 15/16 x 33 13/16 x 33 7/16 in.
193 x 86 x 85 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE 
Medusa East
2015 
Digital chromogenic print, bespoke wood frame 
Framed diameter: 44 7/8 in., 113.98 cm
Edition of 5

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Butterfly Kid (boy)
2015 
Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, silk, metal, globe, leather and steel baseplate 
50 x 29 1/2 x 34 5/8 in.
127 x 75 x 88 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Refugee Astronaut

2015 
Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, net, possessions, astronaut helmet, moon boots and steel baseplate 
81 7/8 x 36 9/16 x 35 3/8 in.
208 x 93 x 90 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Ghost of Eliza
2015
Installation shot at Morris Jumel Mansion 

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YINKA SHONIBARE , MBE 
Wind Sculptures: MCA
Chicago Plaza Project
June - October, 2014 

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Wind Sculptures: MCA
Chicago Plaza Project
June - October, 2014 

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Wind Sculptures: MCA
Chicago Plaza Project
June - October, 2014 

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Wind Sculptures: MCA
Chicago Plaza Project
June - October, 2014 

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Wind Sculpture II
2013
Steel armature with hand painted fiberglass resin cast
240 x 133 5/16 x 31 3/16 in.
Installation view from the Yorkshire Sculptuure Park, Yorkshire, UK, 2013 

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Magic Ladder Kid I 
2013 
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, fiberglass, wooden ladder, steel baseplate, globe 
Overall: 118 x 48 x 31 1/2 in.
300 x 122 x 80 cm
Commissioned by The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Installation view at the Barnes Foundation, Philidephia 

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Magic Ladder Kid I 
2013 
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, fiberglass, wooden ladder, steel baseplate, globe 
Overall: 118 x 48 x 31 1/2 in.
300 x 122 x 80 cm
Commissioned by The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Installation view at The Barnes Foundation, Philidelphia

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE 
Magic Ladder Kid III 
2013 
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, fiberglass, wooden ladder, steel baseplate, globe
Overall: 118 x 48 x 31 1/2 in.
300 x 122 x 80 cm
Commissioned by The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Installation view at the Barnes Foundation, Philidelphia

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Copenhagen Girl with Hole in Her Head
2013
Fiberglass, Dutch wax-printed cotton, globe, steel
Overall: 112 1/16 x 48 5/16 x 43 1/4 in.
285 x 124 x 111 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Flower Power Kid (Suicide)
2013
Mannequin, Dutch wax African cotton textile, steel baseplate, leather, fibreglass, globe head, decommissioned revolver, fabric flowers, wire
44 x 43 1/16 x 13 1/4 in.
112 x 110 x 35 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Homeless Child 3
2013
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, fibreglass, globe head, steel base plate, leather suitcases
106 1/16 x 25 3/16 x 39 1/8 in.
270 x 65 x 100 cm
Installation view at DHC/ART, Montreal

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Gentleman Walking a Tightrope
2006
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, and tightrope
89 5/16 x 122 x 45 1/4 in.
Installation view at the Akron Museum of Art, Akron, Ohio

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
New York Toy Painting
2012
Emulsion, acrylic on Dutch wax fabric, 27 panels
98 3/8 x 244 1/8 x 6 1/4 in.
250 x 620 x 15 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
New York Toy Painting (detail)
2012
Emulsion, acrylic on Dutch wax fabric, 27 panels
98 3/8 x 244 1/8 x 6 1/4 in.
250 x 620 x 15 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Black Gold II
2006
Acrylic paint on wall, acrylic on 25 Dutch wax printed cotton canvases
130 x 265  in.
Installation view at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, UK, 2013

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Revolution Kid (fox girl)
2012
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, fibreglass, leather, taxidermy fox head, steel base plate, BlackBerry and 24 carat gold gilded gun
44 x 36 x 30 in.
111.8 x 91.4 x 76.2 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Homeless Child 1 
2012
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, fibreglass, globe head, steel base plate, leather suitcases
106 1/16 x 25 3/16 x 39 1/8 in.
270 x 65 x 100 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Fake Death Picture (The Death of Chatterton - Henry Wallis) 
2011
Digital chromogenic print
Framed: 58 5/8 x 71 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.
148.91 x 180.98 x 4.1 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Fake Death Picture (The Death of St Francis - Bartolomé Carducho)
2011
Digital chromogenic print
Framed: 58 5/8 x 72 x 1 5/8 in.
148.91 x 182.9 x 4.1 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Fake Death Picture (The Suicide - Leonardo Alenza)
2011
Digital chromogenic print
Framed: 76 3/8 x 58 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.
193.99 x 148.91 x 4.1 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Fake Death Picture (The Suicide - Manet)
2011
Digital chromogenic print
Framed: 58 1/2 x 71 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.
148.59 x 180.98 x 4.1 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Fake Death Picture (The Death of Leonardo da Vinci in the Arms of Francis I - Francois-Guillaume Ménageot)
2011
Digital chromogenic print
Framed: 58 3/4 x 72 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.
149.23 x 184.47 x 4.1 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Fanny's Dress
2011
Dutch wax printed cotton textile
81 3/4 x 36 x 36 in.
207.7 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm
Installation view at the Queen's House, Greenwich, UK

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Nelson's Jacket
2011
Dutch wax printed cotton textile
81 3/4 x 36 x 36 in.
207.7 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm
Installation view at the Queen's House, Greenwich, UK

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Planets in My Head, Physics
2010
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, leather and fiberglass
50 x 26 3/8 x 19 5/8 in.
127 x 67 x 50 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Air
2010
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, wood, metal weather vein and metal baseplate
70 7/8 x 27 1/2 x 51 1/8 in.
180 x 70 x 130 cm

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Earth
2010
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, wood, metal base and globe
183 x 140 x 165 cm
72 x 55 ¼ x 65 in

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Water
2010
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, Leather and wood
143 x 75 x 88 cm
56 ¼ x 29 ½ x 35 5/8 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Fire
2010
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, wood, brass, lamp stand, glass lamp shade, circuit board, and LED
184 x 110 x 70 cm
72 ½ x 43 ¼ x 27 ½ in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle
2010
Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London
Photo: Stephen White

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle
2010
Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London
Photo: Stephen White

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle
2010
Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London
Photo: Stephen White

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Exhibiton view at Perez Art Museum Miami 

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Man on Flying Machine
2008
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, steel, rubber and aluminum
Mannequin: Approximately 61 x 23.6 x 27.6 in.
Flying Machine: 78.7 x 23.6 x 35.4 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Boy on Flying Machine
2008
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, steel, rubber and aluminum
Mannequin: Approximately 40.2 x 21.7 x 25.6 in.
Flying Machine: 65 x 22 x 31.5 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Girl on Flying Machine 
2008
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, steel, rubber and aluminum
Mannequin: Approximately 39.4 x 23.6 x 21.7 in.
Flying Machine: 65 x 22 x 31.5 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Woman on Flying Machine
2008
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, steel, rubber and aluminum
Mannequin: Approximately 53.1 x 39.4 x 31.5 in.
Flying Machine: 78.7 x 23.6 x 35.4 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
La Méduse
2008
Wood, foam, plexiglas, Dutch wax-printed fabric, and acrylic paint
83 1/2 X 66 X 54 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
La Méduse 
2008
Wood, foam, plexiglas, Dutch wax-printed fabric, and acrylic paint
83 1/2 X 66 X 54 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
La Méduse
2008
C-print mounted on aluminum
72 X 94 in.
Edition of 10

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Age of Enlightenment - Adam Smith
2008
Life-size fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, mixed media
Figure: 70 X 43 1/2 X 33 1/2 in.
Plinth: 4' 11" X 5' 7" X 5"

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Age of Enlightenment - Immanuel Kant
2008
Life-size fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, mixed media
Figure: 29 1/2 X 41 X 31 1/2 in.
Plinth: 7' 4 1/2" X 6' 10 1/2" X 6"

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Age of Enlightenment - Jean le Rond d'Alembert 
2008
Life-size fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, mixed media
Figure: 65 1/2 X 25 1/2 X 30 in.
Plinth: 4' 11" X 4' 11" X 3"

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Age of Enlightenment - Gabrielle Emile Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise de Chatelet
2008
Life-size fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, mixed media
Figure: 46 1/2 X 25 1/2 X 33 1/2 in.
Plinth: 6' 7" X 6' 7" X 4"

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Age of Enlightenment - Antoine Lavoisier
2008
Life-size fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, mixed media
Wheelchair with figure: 47 X 28 1/2 X 47 in.
Plinth: 10' X 9' 4" X 3 1/2"

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (America)
2008
C-print mounted on aluminum
Image size: 72 X 49.5 in.
Framed: 81.5 x 58 x 2.5 in.
Edition of 5

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Africa)
2008
C-print mounted on aluminum
Image size: 72 X 49.5 in.
Framed: 81.5 x 58 x 2.5 in.
Edition of 5

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Asia)
2008
C-print mounted on aluminum
Image size: 72 X 49.5 in.
Framed: 81.5 x 58 x 2.5 in.
Edition of 5

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Australia)
2008
C-print mounted on aluminum
Image size: 72 X 49.5 in.
Framed: 81.5 x 58 x 2.5 in.
Edition of 5

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Europe)
2008
C-print mounted on aluminum
Image size: 72 X 49.5 in.
Framed: 81.5 x 58 x 2.5 in.
Edition of 5

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies)
2006
Two mannequins, two guns, Dutch, wax printed cotton textile, shoes, leather riding boots, plinth
93 1/2 X 63 X 48 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Boy With Fishing Rod on Stilts
2006
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile
89 3/8 X 59 in.

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YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
Wanderer
2006
Wood, Plexiglas, fabric, brass
67 3/4 X 48 X 17 1/4 in.
Edition of 8

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YINKA SHONIBARE MBE
Orange Blob
2006
Acrylic on Dutch wax printed textile and wall paint
Variable dimensions

Artist BioDownload Bio English PDF
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Photo © Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer Marcus Leith

Over the past decade, Yinka Shonibare MBE has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and postcolonialism within the contemporary context of globalization. Working in painting, sculpture, photography, film and performance, Shonibare’s work examines race, class and the construction of cultural identity through sharp political commentary of the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe and their respective economic and political histories. Having described himself as a postcolonial hybrid, Shonibare uses wry citations of Western art history and literature to question the validity of contemporary cultural and national identities.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE (born 1962 in London, UK) moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to London to study Fine Art first at the 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. He gained notoriety on the international stage via his commission for Okwui Enwezor’s Documenta 10, Gallantry and Criminal Conversation (2002), and was a Turner Prize nominee in 2004. In 2005 he was awarded the decoration of Member of the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a title that he officially added on his professional name. His works were featured in the 52nd Biennale di Venezia (2007) and a major mid-career survey toured from 2008–09 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. In 2011, the artist’s sculpture Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle was selected for the prestigious Fourth Plinth commission series in London’s Trafalgar Square. In 2013, a major survey show was mounted at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK, and travelled in part to Royal Museums Greenwich/The Queen’s House, London, UK; GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark; Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Gdansk, Poland; and Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland.  In 2014, Shonibare was the subject of the first contemporary art exhibition at The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

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Shonibare’s work is included in many prestigious collections, including Arts Council Collection, UK; The Art Institute of Chicago; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Magasin 3 and Modern Museet, Stockholm; MCA, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU; Newark Museum, New Jersey; the Smithsonian Institutes National Museum of African Art and Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, RISD Museum, Providence; San Francisco MoMA; MFA Boston; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Davis Museum, Wellesley College; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh; Seattle Art Museum; Speed Art Museum, Louisville; New Orleans Museum of Art; Tate, London; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland; and Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis. Yinka Shonibare MBE currently lives and works in the East End of London.

Exhibitions
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Gallery Exhibition
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Prejudice at Home: A Parlour, a Library, and a Room
533 W26 ST | FEB 17 - MAR 18
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Rage of the Ballet Gods
April 30 - June 20, 2015
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Addio del Passato
February 16 - March 24, 2012
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Yinka Shonibare MBE
September 11 - November 08, 2008
Shanghai
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Gallery Exhibition
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Prospero's Monsters
April 17 - May 17, 2008
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Yinka Shonibare
Mobility
October 01 - 29, 2005
New York
Press / Media
Articles / Reviews
Artnet News
Artists Donate Works for New Cape Town Museum Zeitz MOCAA
Articles / Reviews
The Art Newspaper
Three to see: New York
Articles / Reviews
Smithsonian
"Evoking a Rippling Sail, This New Sculpture Aims to Make Global Connections," by Roger Catlin
Articles / Reviews
Artlyst
Yinka Shonibare Installation Acquired By Washington's Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Articles / Reviews
Contemporary And
What exactly is “African art”?
Articles / Reviews
International New York Times
"Art as a Means of Fighting Prejudice," by Hannah Olivennes
Articles / Reviews
The Evening Standard
Artist Yinka Shonibare on pushing the boundaries of art and a new fashion for building walls
Articles / Reviews
The Telegraph
"Yinka Shonibare: In the studio," by Rupert Hawksley
Articles / Reviews
The New Yorker
"Go See Yinka Shonibare at the Morris-Jumel Mansion This Weekend," by Robert Sullivan
Articles / Reviews
Artnet News
"10 Great New York Shows to See Before Labor Day," by Sarah Cascone
Articles / Reviews
Artphaire
Summer Show Highlights: Spotlight on London’s Yinka Shonibare," by Justin Quirk
Articles / Reviews
Beautiful Decay
"Yinka Shonibare’s Ballerina Goddesses In African Print Tutus" by Tamara Akcay
Articles / Reviews
Art Observed
New York – Yinka Shonibare MBE: “Rage of the Ballet Gods” at James Cohan Gallery Through June 20th, 2015
Articles / Reviews
Artsy
Yinka Shonibare’s Haunting New Sculptures and Installations Present a Link Between Climate Change and Our Dark History
Articles / Reviews
Randian
“ ‘The World Has Became More Difficult to Represent’: an Interview with Yinka Shonibare,” by Iona Whittaker
Articles / Reviews
Hyperallergic
“Yinka Shonibare MBE Manifests the Ghost of Manhattan’s Oldest House,” by Allison Meier
Articles / Reviews
The Wall Street Journal
“Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements,” by Susan Delson
Articles / Reviews
Houston Chronicle
“Hermann Park installs ‘billowing’ sculpture by internationally known artist,” by Carol Christian
Articles / Reviews
Observer
“NY Historic Home Commissions Contemporary Art by Yinka Shonibare,” by Alexandra Peers
Articles / Reviews
Artsy
“Pearl Lam Offers Ambitious, Internationally Focused Show at Art Base," by Bridget Gleeson
Articles / Reviews
The Guardian
“Nigeria: Grillo, Antsui, Shonibare Open African Masters Series,” by Tajudeen Sowole
Articles / Reviews
Architectural Digest Blog
“Yinka Shonibare’s Fabric-Inspired Sculptures Unveiled at Chicago’s MCA,” by Michael Slenske
Articles / Reviews
ARTnews
“Yinka Shonibare, Barnes Foundation,” by Edith Newhall
Articles / Reviews
The Guardian
“Yinka Shonibare pokes fun at bankers with new work at Royal Academy,” by Mark Brown
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
“Strolling an Island of Creativity" by Ken Johnson and Martha Schwendener
Articles / Reviews
West End Extra
“Ship ‘legacy’ sculpture by artist Yinka Shonibare is unveiled on Victoria Street,” by William McLennan
Articles / Reviews
Sculpture Magazine
“Yinka Shonibare: The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia”
Articles / Reviews
Artinfo
"Review: Yinka Shonibare at the Barnes Foundation," by Thea Ballard
Articles / Reviews
Art in America
“Yinka Shonibare MBE: ‘Magic Ladders’ at The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia,” by Paul Laster
Articles / Reviews
W Magazine
“Unsentimental Education: Yinka Shonibare climbs the ladder at the Barnes Foundation," by Michael Slenske
Articles / Reviews
The Wall Street Journal
“Artist Yinka Shonibare Makes a Move to the Barnes Foundation," by Carol Kino
Articles / Reviews
Interior Design
"Brotherly Love"
Articles / Reviews
Ars Magazine
“The Desirable Things Made by a Man," by Karen E. Milbourne
Articles / Reviews
The Guardian
"How Yinka Shonibare's sculpture park exhibition shoots to thrill," by Jonathan Jones
Articles / Reviews
Art Experience: NYC
"Yinka Shonibare MBE and the Art of Resistance," by Ernesto Menéndez-Conde
Articles / Reviews
Artinfo
"The Imperial Commoner: A Q&A With Yinka Shonibare, MBE" by Coline Milliard
Articles / Reviews
Telegraph
"Fourth Plinth: Yinka Shonibare Interview," by Martin Gayford
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
"Headless Bodies From a Bottomless Imagination," by Deborah Sontag
Articles / Reviews
Art in America
"Yinka Shonibare at James Cohan," by Faye Hirsch
Articles / Reviews
Art & Auction
"In the Studio: Yinka Shonibare, MBE," by Constance Wyndham
Articles / Reviews
BOMB
"Practice and Theory: Yinka Shonibare," by Anthony Downey
News
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Museum Exhibition
Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World
February 2 - April 30, 2017
New Haven, Connecticut
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News / Events
Washington, DC
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Artist Talk/Lecture
October 25, 2016
New Haven, Connecticut
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
September 1 - December 11, 2016
New Haven, Connecticut
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Commission
RA Family Album
May 16 - December 1, 2016
London, UK
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Museum Exhibition
Rotunda Projects: Yinka Shonibare MBE
May 7 - November 16, 2016
Memphis, Tennessee
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Museum Exhibition
March 22 - October 30, 2016
Margate, UK
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Museum Exhibition
Recreating the Pastoral
February 6 - June 19, 2016
Carlow, Ireland
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Museum Exhibition
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa
December 20, 2015 - January 2, 2017
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Videos
Bloomberg TV
June 22, 2015
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Museum Exhibition
Solo exhibition
May 30 - October 18, 2015
Daegu, South Korea
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Museum Exhibition
Colonial Arrangements
May 1 - August 31, 2015
Washington Heights, New York
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News / Events
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 PM
New York, New York
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
April 28 - September 20, 2015
Montreal, Canada
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Artist Talk/Lecture
April 27, 2015
Montreal, Canada
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Commission
Fieldwork
December 2014
Collins Park, Miami, FL
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Museum Exhibition
June 9 - August 17, 2014
London, UK
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Museum Exhibition
June 6 - September 7, 2014
London, UK
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Museum Exhibition
Installation
June 14 - October 31, 2014
Chicago, Illinois
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Museum Exhibition
Solo exhibition
May 23 - September 20, 2014
Apt, France
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Commission
May 3 - 25, 2014
Brighton, UK
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Museum Exhibition
Inaugural Biennial Exhibition
February 7 - April 7, 2014
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
January 24–April 21, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
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Museum Exhibition
Solo exhibition
November 29, 2013-December 31, 2013
Gdansk, Poland travelling to Wroclaw, Poland
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News / Events
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Museum Exhibition
Solo exhibition
September 21 - November 24, 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Museum Exhibition
Solo exhibition
September 18, 2013--February 23, 2014
Greenwich, UK
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Museum Exhibition
Solo exhibition
March 2 -- August 9, 2013
Yorkshire, UK
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News / Events
Arts Festival
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Commission
Outdoor Commission
May 2010 --January 2012
Trafalgar Square, London, UK
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Museum Exhibition
Solo exhibition
May --November 2009
Newark, NJ
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Touring Exhibition
June 26 -- September 20, 2009
Brooklyn, NY; Originating at MCA Sydney, AU; touring to Smithsonian National Museum for African Art, Washington, DC
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News / Events
Solo exhibition
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Artist Talk/Lecture
Artist Talk/Lecture
Books
image Yinka Shonibare MBE
Publication
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Revised and updated edition
image Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
Publication
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
image Yinka Shonibare MBE: FABRIC-ATION
Publication
Yinka Shonibare MBE: FABRIC-ATION
image Yinka Shonibare MBE: El Futuro del Pasado
Publication
Yinka Shonibare MBE: El Futuro del Pasado
Editions
image Yinka Shonibare MBE: Balloon Man
Edition
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Balloon Man
image Yinka Shonibare MBE: Bunch of Migrants
Edition
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Bunch of Migrants
image Yinka Shonibare MBE: Odile & Odette
Edition
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Odile & Odette
image Yinka Shonibare MBE: The Swing Headless
Edition
Yinka Shonibare MBE: The Swing Headless
image Yinka Shonibare MBE: Nelson's Ship in a Bottle (Red)
Edition
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Nelson's Ship in a Bottle (Red)