Shonibare was born in London and moved to Lagos, Nigeria, aged three. Returning to London to study at Central St Martins and then Goldsmiths, Shonibare has since become one of Britain's most important artists. Working across a range of media, Shonibare's art explores issues of race, class and identity in today's globalised world. In this event he discusses his practice, project space, and his new direction in public art following 'Nelson's Ship in Bottle', his 2010 commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
The event follows on from Shonibare's 2013 appointment as Royal Academician - you can read his Royal Academy profile here.
The talk comes as part of the London Festival of Architecture.
‘Looking at London' will take place on Monday 2 June at 18:45 - 19:45.