Yinka Shonibare CBE RA features in The Piccadilly Art Takeover, an expansive, outdoor exhibition on view to the public at Piccadilly Circus, London. Vibrant canvases, zebra crossings, and a 720 square-metre film transform this busy junction at the heart of the city.
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA has been awarded the degree of Hon. D. Lit. honoris causa of the University of London by The Courtauld Institute. The artist was nominated by the institute’s student body for the prestigious honour, which recognises the artist's outstanding contributions to the visual arts.
The Polygon Gallery presents ‘Interior Infinite’, a celebration of radical togetherness and unique self-expression.
Ikon Gallery presents ‘A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s’ 18 June – 30 August 2021, the fourth show in a series of surveys reviewing retrospective exhibitions from the galleries artistic programme.
'at home: Artists in Conversation' brings together curators and artists to discuss various artistic practices and insights into their work. Join Martina Droth (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Yale Center for British Art) this Friday 18 June for a lively and inspiring conversation with British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA.
‘London Calling. British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan’ brings together the work of leading British artists of different generations for whom the city of London has played an important role in their artistic career.
Join Clare Lilley (Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) in conversation with British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, as they delve into his landmark exhibition, 'FABRIC-ATION' (2013).
'Diversity United' is a major cross-border exhibition which travels from Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany to New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. The show brings together works by 90 contemporary artists to reveal the vitality and diversity of European art after the fall of the Iron Curtain whilst underlining the importance of intercultural dialogue in times of political uncertainty.
We were delighted to host a virtual talk on the occasion of Yinka Shonibare CBE's and Leilah Babirye's solo exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery this summer. Chaired by Alexandria Smith (Head of Painting, Royal College of Art, London), the event looked at how these exhibitions investigate and disrupt notions of African identity.
'Unnatural History' is a major group exhibition which explores natural history and climate change, curated by Invisible Dust as part of Coventry 2021 City of Culture. The presentation explores the role of the artist as an intrinsic part of the science of natural history, enabling our modern understanding of ecology, climate change, extinction and the threats to biodiversity.
Join Director of Programmes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Clare Lilley for a tour of the institution's 2013 exhibition 'Yinka Shonibare MBE: FABRIC-ATION', presented on extended reality platform 'theVOV'.
We are delighted to invite you to join Stephen Friedman and owner of Modernity Andrew Duncanson for an online conversation about their collaboration, ‘Stephen Friedman Gallery at The London House of Modernity'.
Outset Contemporary Art Fund and art-science collective Visualogical launch ‘theVOV’, an exciting 10-week programme of exhibitions and live events. Experience landmark exhibitions from 15 of the UK’s leading arts organisations, united for the first time on one digital destination.
Presented by The Arts Club and Wedel Art, ‘Disrupting the Canon’ brings together ground-breaking contemporary works that challenge conceptions of ‘high art’. Reclaiming visual languages that have typically been associated with craft, domestic, vernacular, 'ethnic' and ‘feminine’ work, the show features works by Jonathan Baldock, Holly Hendry and Yinka Shonibare CBE amongst others.
The Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition continues in 2021, with coordinator Yinka Shonibare CBE RA celebrating the joy of creating art through the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’.
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.
Yinka Shonibare CBE and five other leading British artists have each made a new limited-edition print that will be distributed in UK schools to inspire children and support the teaching of Black histories.
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.