Yinka Shonibare CBE

(Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Fellow of Goldsmiths College, Royal Academician, The Royal Academy and Fellow of the University of the Arts, London)

Born: 1962 in London, England
Lives and works in London, England


Education

1989-1991
Goldsmiths College, London, England

1984-1989
Byam Shaw School of Art, London, England


Public Sculpture

2021
Material (SG) II, 360 Rosemary, West Palm Beach, Florida

2020–2021
Wind Sculpture (SG) V, The Greenway Public Park, Boston, Massachusetts

2020
Wind Sculpture (SG) IV, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

2019
Material (SG) I, Whitman Walker Health Centre Commission, Washington D.C.

2018
Wind Sculpture (SG) I, Public Art Fund Commission, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York; permanent installation: Davidson College, North Carolina

2017
Wind Sculpture VI, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy Burlington Gardens, London, England

2016
Wind Sculpture VII, Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.
Wind Sculpture VI, British Council UK/Nigeria 2015–16, Lagos, Nigeria, Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Lagos, Nigeria

2014
Wind Sculpture, Howick Place, Victoria, London, England
Wind Sculpture V, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Los Angeles

2012
Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, Acquisition National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, England (permanent)
Globe Head Ballerina, Royal Opera House, London, England

2010–2012
Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, Fourth Plinth Commission, Trafalgar Square, London, England


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2021
End of Empire, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (forthcoming, catalogue)

2020–2021
The Bird Catcher’s Dilemma, Museum of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

2020
Radical Hybridity, M WOODS Art Community, Beijing, China
Justice for All, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Justice for All, The Arts House, Singapore

2019
Cowboy Angels, The British Museum, London, England
The American Library, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
The British Library, Tate Modern, London, England (permanent acquisition)
Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan (catalogue)
Creatures of the Mappa Mundi, Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, England (commissioned by Meadow Arts)
Trade Winds, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa (curated by Portia Malatijie and Owen Martin)
A Tale of Today, Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue)
Guns Drawn, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

2018
The American Library, Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, North Carolina
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Fitzrovia Chapel, London, England
End of Empire, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, England
Ruins Decorated, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Busan Museum of Art, South Korea
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Howick Place, London, England

2017
Prejudice at Home: A Parlour, A Library, and A Room, James Cohan Gallery, New York

2016
…and the wall fell away, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Recreating the Pastoral, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
End of Empire, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
Childhood Memories, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore     
Rotunda Projects: Yinka Shonibare MBE, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee   
Paradise Beyond, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Netherlands
British Council UK/Nigeria 2015–16, Lagos, Nigeria
Wind Sculpture IV, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.
RA Family Album, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

2015
Pièces de Résistance, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, Québec
Rage of the Ballet Gods, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Colonial Arrangements, Morris Jumel Mansion, New York
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wilderness into a Garden, Daegu Museum, Daegu, South Korea (catalogue)
Yinka Shonibare MBE - The William Morris Family Album, William Morris Gallery, London, England

2014
Cannonball Paradise, Herbert Gerisch Foundation, Neumünster, Germany
The British Library, HOUSE and Brighton Festival co-commission, The Old Reference Library, Brighton Museum, UK
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (catalogue)
Yinka Shonibare, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Making Eden, Blain|Southern, Berlin, Germany
Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
MCA Chicago Plaza Project: Yinka Shonibare MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Egg Fight, Fondation Blachère, Apt, France
Party Time: Re-imagine America, The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

2013-2014
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Dreaming Rich, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Royal Museums Greenwich, London, England
Selected Works, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, Poland; travelling to Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

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

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

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

2010-2011
Human Culture: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Sculpture, Photography and Film, Western Michigan University, Michigan
Looking Up, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin, Germany
Before and After Modernism: Byam Shaw, Rex Vicat Cole, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, England

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

2009
Willy Loman: The Rise and Fall, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Party Time: Re-Imagine America - A Centennial Commission by Yinka Shonibare MBE, Newark Museum, 1 July - 3 January 2010
A Centenary Commission, 26 February - August 2009
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland
A Flying Machine for every Man, Woman and Child & other Astonishing Works, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
A Flying Machine for every Man, Woman and Child, Miami Art Museum, Miami
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, Australia; touring to Brooklyn Museum, New York and National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C

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

2007
Scratch the Surface, National Gallery, London, England
Jardin d'Amour, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
White Flag at Half Mast, commission for the Jubilee Flagpole, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London, England
Summer Show, New York Gallery, New York

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

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

2004
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London
Double Dutch, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; touring to Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
Vasa, Commission for the opening of Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Yinka Shonibare, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2003
Play with me, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2002-2003
Double Dress, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; toured to KIASMA,
Helsinki, Finland; Studio Museum, Harlem, NY and Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2002
Christmas Tree Project, Tate Britain, London, England
Britannia project, Tate Britain, London, England
Be-muse, The British School in Rome, Rome, Italy (catalogue)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (brochure)
Camouflage, Johannesburg, South Africa (catalogue)

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

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

1999 
Dressing Down, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; toured to Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales (catalogue) 
Brent Sikkema, New York

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

1997
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Present Tense, contemporary project series, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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

1994
Double Dutch, Centre 181 Gallery, London, England

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


Curated Exhibitions

2018-2020
Criminal Ornamentation, Arts Council Collection, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester; touring to Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter; Longside Gallery, Wakefield; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

2018
Talisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2021
Ikon in the 1990s, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England (forthcoming)

2020–2021
Diversity/ United: Contemporary Art of Europe, Moscow, Berlin, Paris, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow (touring, forthcoming)

2020
Five Rooms from the Harry David Collection, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Texas

2019-2020
Counter Acts, University of the Arts, London, England
When Home Won't Let You Stay, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Massachusetts 
Bel Canto: Contemporary Artist Explore Opera, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico

2019
Utopian Imagination, Ford Foundation Gallery Center for Social Justice, New York
Being Human, Wellcome Collection, London, England
Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, Somerset House, London, England
A Cool Breeze, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England; travelling to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

2018
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC
Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Like Life: Sculpture, Colour and the Body, The Met Breuer, New York
The Great Spectacle, RA Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Art, London, England
An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises, Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Ohio
The Most Real Thing, New Art Centre, Salisbury, England
Powerful Tides, The Dockyard, Chatham, England

2017
Colonial Stories, GL Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark
From Life, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Enlightened Princesses; Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut toured to Kensington Palace, London, England
Quotidian, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Un bal masqué (A masked ball), Le Chateau de Nyon, Switzerland
Diaspora Pavilion, International Curators Forum Mentoring Programme, Venice Biennale, Italy
Tous, des sang-mêlés, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Public View, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

2016
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Making and Unmaking, Curated By Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
Found, Foundling Museum, London, England
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Animalia, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC
Across Art and Fashion, Ferragamo Museum, Florence, Italy
New Past: Contemporary Art from Britain, Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2015
Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
The Worlds Turned Upside Down, BPS22, Musée d'art de la Province de Hainaut, Charleroi, Belgium
A Brief History of the Future, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, England
Arts + Foods. Rituals since 1851, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Self: Image and Identity, Turner Contemporary, Kent, Engalnd
Chercher le Garçon, MAC/VAL, Paris, France
In Search of Meaning, Museum de Fundatie, The Netherlands
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Making Africa: A continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil Am Rhein, Germany
Unravelling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories, Textile Museum, The George Washington University Museum, Washington DC
Heartbreak Hotel, presented by the Vanhaertens Collection, Venice Biennale, Italy
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Museu Afro Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Inverted Worlds, BPS 22, Charleroi, Belgium
La vida es esto, DA2, Salamanca, Spain

2014-2015
Africa Now - Political Patterns, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
POST POP: EAST MEETS WEST, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
It's All a Masquerade! - Carneval, Masquerade and other Forms of Authorised Anarchy, Kunsthalle Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany
The House Of The Flying Wheel, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK; travelled to Morley Gallery, UK
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists, curated by Simon Njami, Frankfurt MMK, Frankfurt, Germany; travels to Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Correo Venezia, Venice; Hayward Gallery, London, England

2014
Progress, The Foundling Museum, London, England
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman, Gallery, London, England
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Ship to Shore, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Interchange Junctions, 5 Howick Place, London, England
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Collection IX. Arco Collection, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, CA2M, Madrid, Spain
Aliens in Parliament, Kiel Parliament, Kiel Country House, Kiel, Germany

2013
Education, Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
Block Party: Contemporary Craft Inspired by the Art of the Tailor, AUB, Bournemouth, UK
Living Archive, Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Bienniale Cuvee, Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
Out of Fashion, glHoltegaard, Holte, Denmark; travelling to Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark
Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting: 15th Anniversary Collection, MOCA, North Miami
Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, Contemporary Art Centre, Louisiana
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC
Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Le Pont, Musée d'Art Contemporain, project for Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture
Pedro Lasch, Susan Harbage Page and Yinka Shonibare, Nasher, Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina
Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Victoriana: The Art of Revival, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, England
Kunst & Textile, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
Miniartextil, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy

2012-2013
The Progress of Love, Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria; touring to The Menil Collection, Texas; The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri (catalogue)
The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe since 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin, Germany

2012
Happening to Be, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London, England
The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe since 1945, German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany
Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, and Discovery, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Migrations: Journeys into British Art, Tate Britain, London, England
Trade Routes Over Time, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
Déjà-vu? Die Kunst der Wiederholung von Dürer bis YouTube (Déjà-vu? The Art of Reproduction from Dürer to YouTube), Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
artbindLuxe: Mode D'Emploi, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Rokoko Mania: Contemporary art and design in dialogue with crafts from the 1700's, Designmuseum, København, Denmark
Cotton: Global Threads, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England
The Crisis Commission, Somerset House, London, England
Six Yards, Guaranteed Real Dutch Wax Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands
Block Party, Smiths Row, London; touring to National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; New Walk Museum & Gallery, Leicester, UK
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Centre for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennesse; touring to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada; and to the Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Histories of the Colonial screening event for Colonial Spectres: A moving Picture Blues, film series, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria (Film: Addio del Passato)
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC

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

2010-2011
Lust and Vice. The Seven Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman, Kustmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
GSK Contemporary - Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy, London

2010
Raw, 242nd Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Lust and Vice: The 7 Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman, Art Museum of Bern, Switzerland
Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
The House of Fairy Tales, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, California
Spanish Muse: A Contemporary Response, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Eye of the Pacific Rim, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan City, Korea
Foundation of Art: Sculpture and its Base since Rodin, ARP Museum, Bonn, Germany
Who Knows Tomorrow, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin, Germany
Until Now: Collecting the Contemporary (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
Size DOES Matter, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Pattern I.D., Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
Nothing is Forever, South London Gallery, London , UK
Performance/Art, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas
DaDaFest International, Liverpool

2009
British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning, 1965-2009, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
A Rebelión dos Xeneros, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Spain
Third Moscow Bienniale of Contemporary Art, The garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Persona, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
Perhaps Truth is a Woman, Museum of European Garden History, Düsseldorf, Germany
Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, Newark Museum, New Jersey
Body Memory, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Bodies in Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Pictures in Series, Fischer Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York

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

2007
Crossing the Water, Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford; travelling to City Gallery, Leicester, UK
Stardust or the last border, Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL), Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Role Exchange, Sean Kelly, New York
African Art Today: An Unbounded Vista, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Check-List Luanda Pop, African Pavillion, 52nd Venice Biennale
Uncomfortable Truths - the shadow of slave trading on contemporary art and design, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; touring to Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK
Tomorrow Now: When Design Meets Science Fiction, MUDAM, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
War and Discontent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Scratch the Surface, National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Fashion Accidentally, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia

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

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, California
Woman Women, Ville de Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland; toured to the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy; Palais des Beaux Arts/Entrepõt Royal Tour & Taxis (curated by Adelina von Furstenberg)
Take Two. Worlds and Views, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Acting Out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA; toured to the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York (organized by UIMA curator Kathleen A. Edwards, catalogue)
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Africa Remix, Contemporary Art of a Continent, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany; toured to Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
African Voices, New Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg, Sweden
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

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

2003
Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, The Museum for African Art, New York (catalogue)
Love over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, New Museum, New York (catalogue)
Flexible 4: Identities, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, SF MOMA, San Francisco, California
(doublures), vêtements de l'art contemporain, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Canada (catalogue)
Independence, South London Gallery, London, England
The African Exile Museum, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
Somewhere better than this Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

2002 
Extension, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden 
Attitude 2002, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (catalogue) 
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (catalogue) 
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, WV 

2001 
Authentic/Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art, 49th Venice Biennale, Fondazione Levi, Venice, Italy 
Unpacking Europe, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands; toured (catalogue) 
The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; toured (catalogue) 
Art through the Eye of the Needle, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway 
Give and Take, Serpentine Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum, London 
Secret Victorians, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 
Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 
Sense of Wonder, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel

2000
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, MCA Chicago, IL
Partage d'exotismes, 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
Other Modernities, Camberwell College of Arts, London
Laboratory. Continental Shift-Artists from the African continent in Europe, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Intelligence: New British Art 2000, Tate Britain, London
South Meets West, Accra, Ghana and Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

1999
From where-To here, Art from London, Konsthallen Göteborg, Sweden
Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Missing Link, Museum of Arts, Bern, Switzerland
Heaven, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Mirror's Edge, Bild Museet, Umeå, Sweden; toured to Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Tramway, Glasgow; Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, Photographers' Gallery, London
In the Midst of Things, Bournville Village, Birmingham
Secret Victorians, Arts Council Touring Exhibition, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham;
Firstsite, Colchester; Arnolfini, Bristol; Middlesborough Art Gallery; Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Sensation, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY

1998
Cinco Continentes y una Ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, México D.F.
Personal Effects; Sculpture & Belongings, Spacex Gallery, Exeter; toured to Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Ethno-antics, Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada
Liberating Tradition, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, NY
Transatlantico, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Spain
Beyond Mere Likeness: Portraits from Africa and the African Diaspora, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, NC
Global Vision; New Art from the ‘90s, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

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

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

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

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

1993
Space Studios Open Exhibition, London

1992
Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London

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

1989
Black Art New Directions, Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on Trent
Byam Shaw Final year show, London

1988
Byam Shaw Concourse Gallery, London


Public Collections (selected)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago  
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles   
New Orleans Museum of Art, Los Angeles   
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts  
Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota  
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan  
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York  
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina   
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, Pennsylvania
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island    
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco  
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle  
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Arts Council Collection, London, England
British Council, London, England
British Museum, London, England
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
New Art Gallery, Walsall, West Midlands, England
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham, England
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tate, London, England
Fondation Blachere, Apt, France
Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumunster, Germany
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, Italy
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
Stichting de Onvoltooide, The Hague, The Netherlands
VandenBroek Foundation, Sassenheim, The Netherlands
Wroclaw Museum of Art, Poland
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

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