A major retrospective of Yinka Shonibare CBE's practice will be held at Museum of Salzburg, Austria in May 2021, coinciding with the centennial of the Salzburg Festival. Curated by Thorsten Sadowsky and Marijana Schneider, the show will present around sixty works from the past three decades including major large-scale sculptures.
We are delighted to announce that Yinka Shonibare CBE RA (b. 1962, UK) is the eighth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award, generously supported by the Swarovski Foundation. On Monday 22 March 2021, the award will be presented during a virtual gala celebration hosted by Iwona Blazwick OBE (Director, Whitechapel Gallery), and feature an exclusive performance from Angélique Kidjo.
As part of South South Veza’s ongoing series ‘In Dialogue: Collector Talks’ Yinka Shonibare CBE RA will join Pulane Kingston (South South Ambassador, South Africa), Tio Stephen Kauma (South South Ambassador, Uganda) and Jim Amberson (South South Ambassador, Singapore) for a virtual conversation to explore topics related to the arts ecology of the Global South. The event will be moderated by Daudi Karungi (Director, Afriart Gallery, Uganda).
As part of SAIC's ongoing series of lectures ‘the Visiting Artists Program’ Yinka Shonibare CBE will join Delinda Collier (Associate Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and interim Dean of Graduate Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) for a virtual conversation followed by an audience Q&A. The event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the general public.
Yinka Shonibare Foundation and Guest Projects Digital present ‘A Fabricator’s Tale’. This project showcases the individual practices of ten artists who work collectively as the fabricators behind the classical figures and sewn quilts of Yinka Shonibare CBE. Works included are varied and strikingly disparate, underpinned by the artist’s shared experience as artistic practitioners.
David Shrigley joins other leading artists calling on the nation to participate in 'The Great Big Art Exhibition'. Inspired by the displays of creativity with which the British public have celebrated the NHS and key workers during recent lockdowns, the Exhibition invites you to paint, draw, sculpt or build your own artwork for display in your window or garden. Museums will be selecting influential works from their collections to spark ideas and every two weeks a different artist will choose a new subject for the public to respond to.
During this time of national lockdown in the UK, Guest Projects Digital will present its first online Film Festival exploring issues of migration, mobility and global crisis. The festival will show established and emerging artists who use film as a significant part of their work.
As part of SOAS's ongoing series of Artist Talks, Yinka Shonibare CBE will be joined in conversation by Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford (Director, V&A East) on Monday 25 January, 5–7pm. The event will be chaired by Dr. Polly Savage (SOAS School of Arts).
'Material (SG) II', by Yinka Shonibare CBE, which forms part of the artist’s 'Wind Sculpture' series, will be unveiled in 2021 at the outdoor plaza at the new office building, 360 Rosemary. The sculpture was commissioned in collaboration with Related Companies, The West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program and city of West Palm Beach.
A new sculpture from international artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, has been commissioned by the David Oluwale Memorial Association [DOMA] to honour the life of the British Nigerian and Leeds resident whose personal story inspired local people to create a lasting legacy to mark his life. The sculpture will be unveiled as part of Leeds 2023, the city’s landmark year of culture.
Yinka Shonibare CBE and fifteen other leading UK-based artists have each made a new limited edition print which they have generously contributed to 'The Help Portfolio', 2020. All profits from the sale of this boxed collection of prints will be donated to sixteen charities selected by the artists involved.
House of Vans London and The Auction Collective present a virtual 360° exhibition, followed by a live-stream fundraising auction to raise funds for leading homelessness charity: Centrepoint.
Yinka Shonibare CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2020 by the Government Art Collection (GAC). The new work was unveiled at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office on Tuesday 6 October 2020 by Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State (Minister for Digital and Culture) and Penny Johnson CBE, Director of the GAC.
For the first time in its history, the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition falls in winter this year. Coordinated by artistic duo Jane and Louise Wilson RA. (This link opens in a new tab)., the exhibition features myriad household names including Tracey Emin, Denzil Forrester, Rebecca Horn, Anselm Kiefer, Julian Schnabel, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Gillian Wearing and Ai Weiwei as well as many emerging artists.
M WOODS presents two film works by British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE in the museum's Temple Galleries in Beijing, China. Shonibare's films 'Odile and Odette' and 'Addio del Passato' are shown within specially reconstructed Ming dynasty temples.
Yinka Shonibare CBE’s ‘The Bird Catcher’s Dilemma’ is inspired by the story of Papageno, the bird catcher, in Mozart’s opera 'The Magic Flute'. This sculpture was commissioned for Salzburg Museum to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Salzburg Festival of music and drama as part of the group exhibition 'Great World Theatre - 100 Years of the Salzburg Festival'.
'Unstructured Icons - Aristocrat I' by Yinka Shonibare CBE is one of several works donated to a campaign auction held by Sotheby’s to support those facing food poverty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis (Lots 880-887).
Now available to watch online, British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE participated in an online conversation with Tim Marlow OBE, Director of the Design Museum in London. The talk is the first in a series of three webinars, Sotheby's' '500 Years of Art: Summer Talks', which examine how different genres and periods of art history have inspired the artists of our time.
British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE’s new work 'Wind Sculpture (SG) V' has been installed in a contemplative garden of The Greenway Public Park in Boston, Massachusetts.