kehinde wiley in 'michael jackson: on the wall' travels to grand palais, paris, franceA year after showing at London's National Portrait Gallery, ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall' travels to the Grand Palais in Paris, France. Dedicated to the King of Pop, the show explores Jackson's career and the visual artists he inspired. The exhibition features Wiley's 'Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)', 2010.
kehinde wiley at saint louis art museum, missouri, USA'Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis' stems from by visits that Wiley made to the city in 2017. Through a process of street casting, Wiley invited strangers that he met in neighborhoods in north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. The artist then created eleven original portraits that are inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum's collection.
kehinde wiley in ‘beyond borders: global africa’, at university of michigan museum of art, michigan, USAFeaturing contemporary and historical artworks from UMMA's African art collection as well as private and public collections, ‘Beyond Borders: Global Africa' challenges the way we collect, research and display African art. Exploring topics from colonisation and migration to racism and African identity, the exhibition asks what it means to make ‘African' art and to be an ‘African' artist today. This exhibition includes Kehinde Wiley's, ‘On Top of the World' (2008).
kehinde wiley in 'michael jackson: on the wall’ at national portrait gallery, london, UK
kehinde wiley's 'ship of fools' acquired by royal museums greenwich, london
kehinde wiley named in the 2018 time 100
TIME editors have said of the list in the past, "The TIME 100 is a list of the world's most influential men and women, not its most powerful, though those are not mutually exclusive terms. While power is certain, influence is subtle. As much as this exercise chronicles the achievements of the past year, we also focus on figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming."
kehinde wiley at skirball cultural centre, selections from the world stage: israel
the smithsonian's national portrait gallery unveils official portrait of president barack obama by kehinde wiley
stained glass windows by kehinde wiley at bozar centre for fine arts, brussels, belgium
premiere of 'narrenschiff' at the british film institute on london's southbank
The film will be installed for the duration of the artist's second exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery from 24 November 2017 - 27 January.
the final instalment of 'kehinde wiley: a new republic' opens at the oklahoma city museum of art, USAA retrospective of nearly sixty paintings and sculptures that celebrates Kehinde Wiley's career opens for its final iteration. The exhibition has toured from: Toledo Museum, Ohio; Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Virginia; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Modern Art Museum Fortworth, Texas; and Brooklyn Museum, New York where it opened in February 2015.
kehinde wiley in 'harlem: found ways' at ethelbert cooper gallery, harvard university, USAIn Harlem: Found Ways, the Cooper Gallery presents artistic visions and engagements from recent decades specific to Harlem, New York City. Each artwork employs a distinct set of inquiries and innovative strategies to explore the Harlem community's visual heritage as it grapples with the challenges of gentrification. The fifty-five works, including work by Kehinde Wiley, are anchored by photographer Dawoud Bey's two portrait...
kehinde wiley: a new republic' travels to toledo museum, ohio, USAA retrospective of nearly sixty paintings and sculptures that celebrates Kehinde Wiley's career opens for its next iteration. The exhibition has toured from: Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Virginia; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Modern Art Museum Fortworth, Texas; and Brooklyn Museum, New York where it opened in February 2015.
The exhibition runs from 10 February until 14 May 2017.
kehinde wiley: lamentation' at petit palais, paris, franceFor his first solo show in France, Kehinde Wiley presents ten monumental works in stained glass and oil on canvas. Wiley continues his exploration of religious iconography in reference to Christ and for the first time the figure of the Virgin Mary. Six windows will be installed in the Great Gallery at Petit Palais, alongside four monumental paintings that will dress the walls of one of the rooms of the nineteenth century collections on the ground floor. ...
'kehinde wiley: a new republic' travels to phoenix art museum, arizona, USAKehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of the artist's prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures.
Kehinde Wiley's work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. Appropriating the format of specific paintings by renowned masters ranging from...
kehinde wiley in '30 americans' at detroit institute of arts, michigan, USAKehinde Wiley features in '30 Americans', a showcase of contemporary art by African American artists drawn from the acclaimed Rubell Family Collection based in Miami, Florida. The exhibition looks at issues of racial, political, historical and gender identity in contemporary culture and will feature 55 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and video created by many of the most important African American artists working over th...
kehinde wiley in 'san diego collects' at museum of contemporary arts, san diego, USAFeaturing a selection of works from private collections around San Diego, this exhibition aims to recognize that the cultural resources of the city are thriving not only within the walls of San Diego museums, but also through the efforts of many committed individuals. With a glimpse into private collections, San Diego Collects showcases the diversity of art the region has to offer. Works by both established and emerging, as well as international and local artists, attest to the fullness of the community's collecting spirit.
kehinde wiley in 'portraiture through the ages' at agnew's gallery, london, UKKehinde Wiley's portrait ‘Archangel Gabriel' goes on display at the historic Agnew's Gallery in London for a group show titled ‘Portraiture Through the Ages'.
Thomas Agnew & Sons was established by Thomas Agnew in Manchester in 1817, and opened its London gallery in 1860, where the firm soon established itself as one of Mayfair's leading dealerships. Since then Agnew's has held a pre-eminent position in the world of Old Master paintin...
kehinde wiley in 'hip-hop, du bronx aux rues arabes' at l'institut du monde arabe, paris, franceKehinde Wiley features in a new exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris which is celebrating hip-hop culture by revealing its journey from the Bronx to the Arab streets. Curated by the rapper from Marseille Akhenaton, the exhibition retraces the history of this unique culture from its beginnings in the United States in the 1970s, through its re-appropriation in France in the 1980s, to its development in the streets during the Arab Spring. Nearly a hundred works by American, French and Arabic artists will be exhibited alongside archival documents sides and the Graffiti General book will be part of the exhibited works.
major survey exhibition, 'kehinde wiley: a new republic' at brooklyn museum, USAKehinde 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 conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist's prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty pain...
kehinde wiley in 'open this end' at nasher museum of art at duke university in durham, north carolina, USAAn exhibition of both iconic and lesser-known works from some of the most significant and compelling artists of the last 50 years, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne will trace a number of intertwined narratives in the history of recent art. These narratives include Pop and Conceptual Art, Minimalism, body-oriented performance art, the Pictures Generation, identity politics and psychologically-inflected figurative works. The exhibition's title comes from a 1962 painting by Andy Warhol, a gift from Blake Byrne to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the earliest work in the show. Guest curator Joseph R. Wolin utilizes the strengths of Byrne's collection to chart a broad but personal overview of contemporary art, while also providing a window into the collector's personal vision.
kehinde wiley awarded us state department medal of artsSecretary of State John Kerry will present Kehinde Wiley with the US State Department Medal of Arts, in honour of his "substantive commitment to the U.S. State Department's cultural diplomacy outreach through the visual arts".
screenings of 'kehinde wiley: an economy of grace'On 19 February ‘Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace' premiered at the Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto. Since then the film has been screened at festivals and arts events across America - and there are more screenings to come. The film was also awarded 'best short documentary' at this year's SXSW Festival in Texas, USA.
'kehinde wiley: memling' travels to taft museum, ohio, USA‘Kehinde Wiley: Memling' travels to the Sinton Gallery at Taft Museum in Ohio. Organised by Phoenix Art Museum the exhibition is the latest series by American artist Kehinde Wiley.
kehinde wiley teams up with grey goose to make 'modern kinds of culture' seriesKehinde Wiley recently teamed up with Grey Goose Vodka to launch their new Le Melon flavor by painting a series of works called Modern Kings of Culture. Each painting was created with Wiley's signature technique of remixing master paintings with a modern eye, playing with ideas of power and privilege by placing urban youths in classical poses. First, filmmaker Spike Lee's portrait was revealed during the launch in New York. Then, the...
kehinde wiley to receive award at brooklyn artists ballOn Wednesday 16 April Kehinde Wiley is to receive the Asher B. Durand Award at the Brooklyn Museum Artists Ball. The Brooklyn Museum's most anticipated event of the year celebrates Brooklyn artists and the borough's thriving creative community. This year, Brooklyn Museum will award its highest honour to development visionaries and art patrons Jane and David Walentas, and recognize acclaimed artists Jenny Holzer, Ai Weiwei and gallery artist Kehinde Wiley.
kehinde wiley in 'aspects of the self: portraits of our times' at center for the arts, virginia, tech, USA'Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times' featuring gallery artist Kehinde Wiley alongside artists including Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, and Cindy Sherman, traces the evolution of how many of the most prominent artists of our times have presented the self in not only painting and photography, but in 3-D and virtual or internet-based works of art.
kehinde wiley in 'face to face' at yellowstone art museum, billings, montana, USAThe Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana is featuring gallery artist Kehinde Wiley in an exhibition celebrating 50 years of extraordinary artistic accomplishment. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the YAM is proud to feature a major endeavor that integrates regional artists with the international art scene and reinforces the ways in which the local is found in the universal (as well as vice versa). This major exhibition curated by the YAM's Senior Curator Bob Durden that will explore new approaches to portraiture, the epitome of personal, reflective art forms.
kehinde wiley in 'fútbol: the beautiful game' at los angeles county museum of art, los angeles, USAAs a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures. Celebrating the sport on the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the exhibition includes approximately thirty artists from around the world, working in video, photography, painting and sculpture.
kehinde wiley to receive the cultural leadership award from american federation of artsEach year, the American Federation of Arts presents the Cultural Leadership Award to individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to supporting art and museums, both nationally and internationally. This year, Kehinde Wiley will be receive the award.
kehinde wiley in 'eye to i... 3,000 years of portraits' at katonah museum of art in new york, USAKehinde Wiley's portraits will be amongst works by Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close and others in 'Eye to I... 3,000 years of Portraits' at Katonah Museum of Art in New York.
kehinde wiley to be q&a artist at tate britain, london, UKKehinde Wiley will be in conversation with Tate Collective to mark his first UK exhibition 'The World Stage: Jamaica' here at Stephen Friedman Gallery. The talk unpicks themes within Kehinde Wiley's work, focusing on evolving notions of identity and cultural influence, globalisation and youth culture, as well as exploring his practice as a contemporary painter within portraiture and the wider international art scene.