YINKA SHONIBARE MBE IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION AT MUSEU AFRO BRASIL, SÃO PAULO

29 May 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE's works 'Egg Fight' (2009) and 'The British Library' (2014) are included in the 10th anniversary exhibition at Museu Afro Brasil in São Paulo, one of the most important Brazilian museums and the biggest Afro-American museum in the world. They have a collection of...

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER IN ‘IMAGES MOVING OUT ONTO SPACE’ AT TATE ST. IVES

23 May 2015
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander in group exhibition 'Images Moving Out Onto Space' at Tate St. Ives in Cornwall, UK.

'CATHERINE OPIE: PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES’ AT WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

16 May 2015
Ohio-born photographer Catherine Opie returns to the Wexner Center to debut a new series of artist portraits and abstract landscapes. Among contemporary American photographers, Opie is exceptionally attuned to the histories of representation, and Portraits and Landscapes vigorously embodies ...

TOM FRIEDMAN’S ‘LOOKING UP’ FOIL SCULPTURE INSTALLED AT THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN, TEXAS

10 May 2015
In a career spanning nearly thirty years, the conceptualist Tom Friedman (American, born 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri) has been a master of transforming the mundane into the improbable and the extraordinary. Among the most celebrated recent works by Friedman are the artist's...

HUMA BHABHA, MELVIN EDWARDS AND THOMAS HIRSCHHORN IN THE 56TH INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, VENICE, ITALY

9 May 2015
Three gallery artists, Huma Bhabha, Melvin Edwards and Thomas Hirschhorn, will feature in the 56th International Art Exhibition as part of the Venice Biennale titled 'All the World's Futures', curated by Okwui Enwezor.

Edwards will be showing a selection of scul...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE IN GROUP SHOW ‘HEARTBREAK HOTEL’ PRESENTED BY THE VANHAERENTS COLLECTION

6 May 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE features in the group exhibition 'Heartbreak Hotel', presented by The a Vanhaerents Art Collection in its first major exhibition outside Belgium. Set to take place on the occasion of the 56th Venice Biennale, Heartbreak Hotel will be on view at the Zu...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE SOLO PRESENTATION AT MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION IN NEW YORK

1 May 2015
A site-specific exhibition 'Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements' will open in May at Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York. Elaborate, colourful, seductive and quizzical, Yinka Shonibare's renowned, textile-based art has been the focus of more than 50 solo museum and gallery exhibitions worl...

ROBERT BECK SOLO SHOW AT ICEBERG PROJECTS AND ROBERT BUCK PUBLIC INSTALLATION AT SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

11 April 2015
Iceberg Projects host an exhibition of early works by Robert Beck and announce a recent outdoor installation by Robert Buck at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Together, they comprise the artist's first exhibition in Chicago.

In 2008,...

CATHERINE OPIE IN GROUP SHOW ‘THE BLUE OF DISTANCE’ AT ASPEN ART MUSEUM, COLORADO

10 April 2015
Borrowing its title from writer and historian Rebecca Solnit, The Blue of Distance explores the color's role as a metaphor of longing. Weaving together a larger narrative about the distance between us and the object of our desire, the exhibition explores the blue at the far edge...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE IN GROUP SHOW ‘ARTS & FOODS. RITUALS SINCE 1851’ AT TRIENNALE DI MILANO

9 April 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE in the group exhibition 'Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851' at Triennale di Milano.

'YINKA SHONIBARE MBE: PIÉCES DE RÈSISTANCE' AT DHC/ART MONTRÉAL, CANADA

9 April 2015
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art presents 'Pièces de résistance', the first major solo exhibition in Canada by British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The show will include early and new work across a variety of media, reflecting on the major themes that have concerned the artist's pract...

'JIRO TAKAMATSU: TRAJECTORY OF WORK' AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, OSAKA, JAPAN

7 April 2015
Jiro Takamatsu is the subject of a major retrospective at The National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan.

TONICO LEMOS AUAD SOLO EXHIBITION AT PIVÔ IN SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

5 April 2015
Pivô in São Paulo presents a solo exhibition of work by the Brazilian-born and London-based artist Tonico Lemos Auad

MELVIN EDWARDS IN 'GLENN LIGON: ENCOUNTERS AND COLLISIONS’ AT NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY, UK

3 April 2015
Texan-born sculptor Melvin Edwards has work included in 'Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions' at Nottingham Contemporary in the UK.

ANNE TRUITT IN GROUP SHOW ‘FOR TROEDSSON VILLA’ AT TROEDSSON VILLA IN NIKKO, JAPAN

28 March 2015
Work by American artist Anne Truitt (1921-2004) features in this group exhibition at Troedsson Villa in Nikko, Japan. Currently a private residence, this spring the house will be open to the public on the weekends. During this time it will serve as the site of an exhibition of...

CLAIRE BARCLAY SOLO SHOW AT TOUCHSTONES ROCHDALE IN GREATER MANCHESTER, UK

28 March 2015
Following Touchstones Rochdale 2012 acquisition of Claire Barclay's sculpture ‘Perching Two', 2008, presented by the Contemporary Art Society with support from The Art Fund, this exhibition will show that work alongside the new work she has produced.

Born in 1968, Barclay is a major figure...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE IN ‘MAKING AFRICA’ AT VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM IN WEIL AM RHEIN, GERMANY

14 March 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE has work included in a major new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein in Germany. ‘Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design' aims to shed new light on contemporary design in Africa. On the basis of a wide variety of examples, ...

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER IN ‘SCENES FOR A NEW HERITAGE’ AT MOMA NEW YORK

8 March 2015
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander has a video work included in 'Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection', a sweeping reinstallation of MoMA's Contemporary Galleries. This cross-medium selection of works, created in the past three decades by more than 30 internati...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE AND LUCAS SAMARAS IN ‘CHERCER LE GARÇON’ AT MAC/VAL, FRANCE

7 March 2015
Lucas Samaras and Yinka Shonibare MBE have work included in the group exhibition 'Chercher le garçon', meaning Find the Boy, which opens at the Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Vitry-sur-Seine, France.

The exhibition is the first major part of the MAC/VAL 10th anniversa...

‘LIFE IS ONLY ONE: YOSHITOMO NARA’ AT ASIA SOCIETY IN HONG KONG

6 March 2015
'Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara' opens at Asia Society and is the first major solo exhibition in Hong Kong of the renowned Japanese artist. The exhibition title, which comes from one of Nara's paintings, 'Life Is Only One!', is a stirring but ambiguous declaration. Nara invites visitors to give ...

ROBERT BECK IN ‘FORENSICS: THE ANATOMY OF CRIME’ AT WELLCOME COLLECTION, LONDON

26 February 2015
'Forensics: the anatomy of crime' explores the history, science and art of forensic medicine. It travels from crime scene to courtroom, across centuries and continents, exploring the specialisms of those involved in the delicate processes of collecting, analysing and presenting...

BEATRIZ MILHAZES SOLO EXHIBITION AT FUNDAÇÃO EDSON QUEIROZ, BRAZIL

24 February 2015
Since its creation in 1971, the Fundação Edson Queiroz at the Universidade de Fortaleza in Brazil has been a driving force in the social, educational and cultural development of the state of Ceará in Northeast Brazil. The foundation runs an extensive exhibition programme and from 24 February ...

MAJOR SURVEY EXHIBITION 'KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC’ AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM

20 February 2015
Kehinde Wiley will be the subject of a major survey exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, at the Brooklyn Museum. The works presented will raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the co...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE IN ‘STAYING POWER’ AT VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

16 February 2015
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s is a project to increase the number of black British photographers and images of black Britain in the V&A collection. It aims to raise awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, ...

MELVIN EDWARDS IN 'WITNESS: ART AND CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE SIXTIES' AT BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART, TEXAS

15 February 2015
Melvin Edwards features in 'Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties', a group exhibition that has travelled from Brooklyn Museum, New York to Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and now opens at Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Tex...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE COMMISSIONED BY WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, LONDON

7 February 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE is to create work for the William Morris Gallery's first major commission: a Morris-inspired photographic exhibition. The British Nigerian artist will work with Waltham Forest residents to recreate photographs of Morris's family from the Gallery's collection. Some of the sitt...

ANNE TRUITT IN 'GEOMETRIES ON AND OFF THE GRID’ AT THE WAREHOUSE, DALLAS

2 February 2015
American artist Anne Truitt is included in the group exhibition 'Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present', an examination of geometry in the art of the postwar period and its evolution from an increasingly reductivist language in the 1950s and 60s to one that was re-...

MELVIN EDWARDS IN MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE AT NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER IN DALLAS, TEXAS

31 January 2015
Following on from Melvin Edwards' first UK solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, in January 2015 the Nasher Sculpture Center will present Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, a retrospective of the renowned American sculptor Melvin Edwards. Working primarily in welded steel, Edwar...

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER IN ‘FRACTURED NARRATIVES’ AT DAVID OWSLEY MUSEUM OF ART, INDIANAPOLIS, USA

30 January 2015
Brazilian born and London based artist Rivane Neuenschwander has her work included in the group exhibition 'Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage'. The exhibition takes place at David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in Indianapolis, USA.

Frac...

YOSHITOMO NARA IN TWO PERSON EXHIBITION AT WATARI MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN TOKYO

25 January 2015
Watari Museum Of Contemporary Art in Tokyo hosts 'to the north, from here', a two person exhibition featuring photography from Yoshitomo Nara and Naoki Ishikawa. The exhibition documents a trip the artists took together in 2014 to Aomori and Hokkaido, areas in the northernmost...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE IN ‘SELF: IMAGE AND IDENTITY’ AT TURNER CONTEMPORARY, UK

24 January 2015
Two self portraits by Yinka Shonibare MBE will be on display in Self: Image and Identity, an extraordinary new exhibition opening at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK in January 2015. In this exhibition Turner Contemporary becomes a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evalu...

BEATRIZ MILHAZES IN GROUP EXHIBITION ‘BEAUTY REIGNS’ AT AKRON ART MUSEUM, OHIO

24 January 2015
Beatriz Milhazes is in group exhibition 'Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting', featuring the work of 13 emerging and mid-career abstract painters. The exhibition celebrates the exoticism, exuberance and optimism found in the artists' work. Among the characteri...

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER IN GROUP SHOW ‘WHAT MAKES A HOME?’ AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK

11 October 2014
Work by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschander will be included in a children's exhibition about homes. The group show titled ‘What makes a home?' opens on 11 October at Statens Museum for Kunst - The National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen.

Neuenschwander, one of t...

JIM HODGES IN ‘NOW-ISM: ABSTRACTION TODAY’ AT PIZZUTI COLLECTION IN OHIO

6 September 2014
Jim Hodges features at the Pizzuti Collection group show 'NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today', a thought-provoking exhibition of twenty-first century painting, sculpture, video and furnishings representing the newest abstract work from today's best artists. NOW-ISM features international emer...

CATHERINE OPIE SELECTED FOR NEW YORK CITY’S WATER TANK PROJECT

3 July 2014
Gallery artist Catherine Opie has been commissioned for The Water Tank Project which will transform the New York City skyline.

Launching in the summer of 2014, the Water Tanks will be adorned with artwork by acclaimed artists. Images of New York City public school students will be wrapped around roofto...

DAVID SHRIGLEY AT SKETCH LONDON

6 June 2014
Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to announce that Fourth Plinth Commission winner David Shrigley is set to transform the Gallery at sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants at the iconic London venue. Opening for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on 6 June 2014, the project follows the success of artist ...

DAVID SHRIGLEY IS THE WINNER OF THE 2016 COMMISSION FOR THE FOURTH PLINTH

7 February 2014

Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce that David Shrigley is the winner of the 2016 commission for the Fourth Plinth. His bronze sculpture ‘Really Good' will follow the current and next commission, being unveiled in Trafalgar Square, London, in July 2016.

Since 1999, the Fourt...