denzil forrester and deborah roberts in ‘get up, stand up now - generations of black creative pioneers', somerset house, london.

12 June 2019
‘Get Up, Stand Up Now’ is a major new exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond. The exhibition brings together around 100 interdisciplinary artists, whose work explores Black experience and influence, from the post-war era to the present day. Numerous works will be created especially for the exhibition, championing the wealth of Black creative talent working today.

yinka shonibare cbe in conversation with ekow eshun at tate modern, london, UK

14 May 2019
In this event for Tate Modern, Yinka Shonibare CBE and curator Ekow Eshun will discuss identity politics, a topic the artist has explored throughout his thirty year career. This event coincides with the display of Shonibare's 'The British Library' (2014) at Tate Modern, an installation which reflects on the impact of immigration on all aspects of British culture, while creating a space for dialogue about national identity, cultural exchange and notions of belonging.

juan araujo at peer, london, UK

26 April 2019
For PEER, Juan Araujo has created a new series of paintings and multimedia works that are based on photographs taken during his research visits to the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire and the Barbican Centre, London in early 2018. These two sources enabled the artist to pursue one of his long-term preoccupations - the consideration of how various articulations of modernist histories can be variously read through art and architecture, and the connections between them.

stephan balkenhol and yinka shonibare cbe in 'a cool breeze' at galerie rudolfinum, prague, czech republic

25 April 2019
Exploring the evolution of conventions relating to representation of the body, 'A Cool Breeze' reflects some of the most innovative leaps made by contemporary sculpture in the past few decades. Confronting a primary subject of traditional sculpture, the artists included portray the human body in ways that reflect contemporary issues of identity, society, and values whilst referencing the history of visual art.

paul mcdevitt curates group exhibition, ‘du coq à l’âne’ (‘from cock to ass’) at le bel ordinaire, pau, france

24 April 2019
For this curatorial project, Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quaback take as their starting point the idea of exchanging cities: Paul the Scotsman who lives in Berlin, and Cornelius the German in Glasgow. Focussing on these important centres of artistic production, the exhibition shows how artists today participate in the dynamic activity of the cities in which they live and work. 

andreas eriksson: ‘cutouts, mistakes and threads’ at braunsfelder, cologne, germany

11 April 2019
Since 2017, a former fittings factory in Cologne-Ehrenfeld has played host to curated exhibitions of German and international artists. Displaying contemporary works of painting and sculpture by emerging and established artists, the basis of this private initiative is a local family's collection: the Braunsfelder Family Collection. Neugerriemschneider has played a vital part in the development of this collaborative project.

tate london acquires installation, 'the british library' (2014) by yinka shonibare cbe

8 April 2019
Highlighting the impact of immigration on British culture, 'The British Library' (2014) is a site-specific installation with a digital platform for visitors to join in the discussion. Open to the public for free as part of Tate Modern's collection displays.

stephan balkenhol at the museum of sepulchral culture, kassel, germany

6 April 2019
Stephan Balkenhol presents a solo show at the Museum of Sepulchral Culture in Kassel, Germany. Included in the exhibition are large sculptural works, hand-carved in Wawa wood including the locally named 'Venus of Kassel', (2016) and 'Male Torso', (2016).

yinka shonibare curates a new arts council collection touring exhibition at yorkshire sculpture park, yorkshire, UK.

5 April 2019
Reflective of Yinka's own practice, this exhibition, on display in Longside Gallery, explores the cultural and social dimensions of the use of pattern in modern and contemporary art. Taken from Adolf Loos' 1908 influential essay ‘Ornament and Crime', the title of this exhibition provocatively quotes the author criticising tattoos as ‘criminal'. In ‘Criminal Ornamentaion', Shonibare curates an exhibition that embraces color, ornamentation and pattern to challenge perceptions and expectations of ornament and decoration.

yinka shonibare cbe in 'fly me to the moon. the moon landing: 50 years on' at kunsthaus, zürich

5 April 2019
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing - an event that transformed our relationship with the world and our environment. In celebration of this landmark event, this exhibition is a journey through the history of artists’ engagement with the Moon from the Romantic era to the present day. Covering a wide variety of themes, the exhibition explores lunar topography, moonlight and the Moon’s shadow, ailments associated with the Moon, zero gravity and the Moon as mass media phenomen

'let them be children' (2018) by deborah roberts has been acquired by virginia museum of fine arts, virginia, USA.

2 April 2019
‘Let Them Be Children' (2018) is one of the largest and most populous works that Deborah Roberts has made to date. The artist's use of collage speaks to the challenges encountered by young black children as they strive to build their identity, particularly as they respond to preconceived social constructs in terms of the black community, the white gaze and visual culture at large. 

‘the american library’ by yinka shonibare cbe goes on display at speed art museum, louisville, kentucky, USA

29 March 2019
‘The American Library' by Yinka Shonibare CBE is a celebration of the diversity of the American population and acts as an instigator of discovery and debate. The six thousand books in this art installation are covered in the artist’s signature Dutch wax printed cotton textile and printed with the names of immigants to the USA or from the American South, who have made a significant contribution to American cultural life. Visitors can engage with the installation through learning more about the individuals named, and sharing own stories of immigration by using the ipads provided. 

thomas hirschhorn in ‘hybrid sculpture: contemporary sculpture of the collection of the stedelijk museum’, at stedelijk museum, amsterdam

23 March 2019
With more than twenty works by nineteen artists on display, ‘Hybrid sculpture' reveals how much sculpture has changed in the past three decades. Opposing classical rules, these artists reject notions of ‘pure' sculpture to create ‘hybrid' sculptures that combine performance, video art, and design.

yinka shonibare cbe at fukuoka art museum, fukuoka, japan

21 March 2019
Yinka Shonibare CBE's first solo exhibition in Japan will take place as part of a special programme at Fukuoka Art Museum, which will relaunch the museum after its recent renovation.

yinka shonibare cbe in ‘bel canto: contemporary artists explore opera' at site, santa fe, new mexico, USA

16 March 2019
SITE Santa Fe presents ‘Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera', an exhibition that examines themes of race, gender and class through the stories, traditions, architecture, and music of opera. The exhibition features the work of Vasco Araújo, Suzanne Bocanegro, Candida Höfer, William Kentridge, Guillermo Kuitca, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Matthias Schaller, and Bill Viola.

yinka shonibare cbe and david shrigley in 'the lie of the land' at mk gallery, milton keynes, UK

16 March 2019
‘The Lie of the Land' at MK Gallery charts how industrialisation transformed the meaning of leisure in Britain. Capturing the visionary spirit of historical designs for the use of public space, the exhibition explores some of the aspirations that underpin our built environments today.

yinka shonibare cbe in 'encore: reenactment in contemporary photography' at getty center, los angeles, california, USA

12 March 2019
The re-staging of past events presents an opportunity for contemporary photographers to highlight underrepresented stories and to critique established narratives. 'Encore: Reenactement in Contemporary Photography' brings together works by seven artists who have employed the idea of reenactment in their respective practices.

deborah roberts in 'plumb line: charles white and the contemporary' at the california african american museum, california, USA

6 March 2019
Charles White's artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching. ‘Plumb Line' features contemporary artists whose work exploring the black individual and collective life resonates with White's profound and continuing influence.

‘kehinde wiley: equestrian portrait of prince tommaso of savoy-carignan' is part of santa barbara museum of art's park projects

3 March 2019
‘Kehinde Wiley: Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan' is part of SBMA's Park Projects: a new series of installations using the grand stairwell at SBMA's Park Entrance. Serving as the Museum's main point of access during ongoing renovation, this space has displayed temporary installations of works by contemporary artists since August 2018.

yinka shonibare cbe at the richard h. driehaus museum, chicago, illinois, USA

2 March 2019
The inaugural exhibition of the Driehaus Museum's new contemporary art series, ‘A Tale of Today', is dedicated to the early work of Yinka Shonibare CBE. Drawing on history, politics and fashion as well as his own British and Nigerian heritage, Shonibare explores and critiques our understanding of the past.

mamma andersson features in a group exhibition of nordic art at scandinavia house, new york, USA

23 February 2019
‘Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden' reflects the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art. Displaying artworks in a wide variety of media, the exhibition is united by the historic threads that unite Nordic art and culture.

yinka shonibare cbe features in ‘magdalene odundo: the journey of things’ at the hepworth wakefield, west yorkshire, UK.

16 February 2019
‘Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things' brings together over 50 of Odundo's vessels alongside a selection of historic and contemporary objects. Curated by the artist, the exhibition reveals the vast array of references from around the globe that have informed the development of her distinctive work. 'Jane Morris' by Yinka Shonibare CBE is included in the exhibition. 

yinka shonibare cbe at norval foundation, cape town, south africa

13 February 2019
'Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE' at Norval Foundation brings together a wide variety of artworks from photographs to sculptures and a major installation, which are linked through their use of Dutch Wax fabric. The fabric signifies the complexity of how cultural objects are formed, shaped by historical, social and economic processes that defy simplistic or monolithic understandings of culture or nationhood.

david shrigley in 'the stage is yours' at finnish national gallery, helsinki, finland

8 February 2019
For 'The Stage is Yours', the fourth-floor galleries of the Finnish National Gallery are filled with participatory and experiential artworks that underline the concepts of giving, hospitality, and togetherness. The five artists featured invite visitors to engage as more than just passive viewers - to speak, listen, draw, and perform. The exhibition includes David Shrigley's participatory artwork, Life Model II, 2016. 

kehinde wiley in '30 americans', a group exhibition at joslyn art museum, omaha, nebraska, USA

2 February 2019
'30 Americans' surveys the work of contemporary African American artists from the past three decades. Drawn from the Rubell Family Collection, works on display range from painting, to sculpture, installation, video and work on paper. The exhibition was first staged in 2008 at the Rubell's warehouse in Miami, and has since travelled to museums throughout the USA, with each given the opportunity to curate a unique exhibition from the Collection's extensive holdings.

yinka shonibare cbe features in the group exhibition, ‘still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday’ at zeitz museum of contemporary art africa, cape town, south africa

30 January 2019
Yinka Shonibare CBE features in the group exhibition, ‘Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday' at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). Featuring seventeen artists, the exhibition explores the different ways in which artists have tackled the concept of progress within post-colonial Africa. Drawing on African Futures and Afrofuturism, the exhibition explores the idea of utopia to call for a re-reading of narratives about present and future African society.

yinka shonibare cbe creates new textile works for hereford cathedral, hereford, UK

21 January 2019
Creatures of the Mappa Mundi is a series of textile hangings inspired by one of Hereford Cathedral's treasures, the Mappa Mundi, which is the largest medieval world map to survive to the present day. Groups of local people have been invited to contribute to the making of the artwork by sewing Shonibare's designs into vibrant fabric panels, while taking part in facilitated discussions investigating the themes depicted.

ilona keserü and anne truitt in 'epic abstraction: pollock to herrera' at the met fifth avenue, new york, USA

17 December 2018
Featuring work from the 1940s to the present day, 'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera' explores large-scale abstract painting, sculpture and assemblage. Iconic pieces from The Met collection are shown in conversation with works by international artists such as Ilona Keserü and Anne Truitt.

tom friedman in 'mad world' at marciano art foundation, los angeles, USA

20 November 2018
Bringing together exemplary works from the Marciano Collection, 'Mad World' exhibits the rampant absurdities of contemporary life. With several works that reflect on childhood and the cycle of life, the show aims to encourage consideration of the future - of what may or may not be a likely, or desirable, trajectory. Hand in hand with this theme is the notion of identity which, examined through innovative portraiture, highlights the unknown and unpredictable in ourselves and others. Ideas of how

wayne gonzales in ‘chaos and awe: painting for the 21st century' at chrysler museum of art, virginia, USA

16 November 2018
‘Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century' is a broad survey of contemporary art that displays the powerful and destabilising effects of 21st-century life. Featuring thirty-six international artists, the show touches on subjects from globalism and mass migration to radical ideologies, and the rapid expansion of technology.

deborah roberts in 'constructing identity in america' (1766-2017) at the montclair art museum, new jersey, USA

1 September 2018
‘Constructing Identity in America' featuring Deborah Roberts is a group show displaying works from the permanent collection of Montclair Art Museum. With works produced since America's birth in 1776 to the present day, the show addresses and analyses the evolution of American identity across time.