'30 Americans' is a touring group exhibition that showcases important contemporary artists from across the United States to explore how American art has shed light on issues of racial, sexual and historical identity. The works on display are aesthetically and thematically diverse, spanning painting, installation, sculpture and videos and created from 1970 to the present day.
We are delighted to announce a collaboration between Kehinde Wiley and The National Gallery, London on an exhibition of new work, which will be presented in Trafalgar Square this winter.
Sam Ramos associate director of Innovation and Creativity, discusses the acclaimed and historically important portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's renditions made history as the first African American's to be comissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to create offical portraits of the president and the first lady.
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s acclaimed and historically important portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama go on display in association with Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
A collaborative project with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this group exhibition celebrates 100 years of African American figurative art. This selection of seventy works including paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by fifty-two Black artists explores the African American experience from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights era to the current day.
Kehinde Wiley features in HBO documentary ‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’. The feature-length documentary film focuses on artist, art historian and curator David Driskell, who championed African-American artists in the landmark survey, ‘Two Centuries of Black American Art’ held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1976. Assembled from interviews with artists, curators and scholars ‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ features some of the foremost Black visual artists of today’s contemporary art world.
Black Rock Senegal has revealed the participants for the second year of its artist-in-residence programme. Founded by Kehinde Wiley in 2019, Black Rock Senegal seeks to support new artistic creation through collaborative exchange and to incite change in global discourse about Africa. The second year of the programme will run between February and December 2021.
Two works by Kehinde Wiley have been installed at Barnard College, New York in the reception of Milbank Hall. The large-scale, oil-on-canvas paintings, “Portrait of Dorinda Essah” and “Portrait of Savannah Essah,” are part of a series of six paintings from the William Morris Gallery exhibit “Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper,” The paintings are on long-term loan to the College.
Public Art Fund was invited by Empire State Development to develop and direct a program of ambitious art installations for three prominent sites within the new Moynihan Train Hall, to be launched in January 2021. These very different commissions, by Stan Douglas, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Kehinde Wiley, demonstrate each artist’s ingenuity and vision.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts marks one year since the 2019 unveiling of Kehinde Wiley’s ‘Rumors of War’, presenting both outdoor and virtual events to "pay tribute to the sculpture’s power, beauty, and prophetic relevance".
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg debuts its renovated collection galleries to the public on Tuesday 27 October. Included in this new presentation of the Museum's permanent collection is Kehinde Wiley's 'Leviathan Zodiac (The World Stage: Israel)', 2011 from the artist's celebrated series, 'The World Stage: Israel' which the Museum acquired in 2019.
Presented in the historic location of medieval hospital Sint-Janshospitaal, this unique group show explores the legacy of fifteenth-century painter Hans Memling. The exhibition includes a series of intimate portraits by Kehinde Wiley, inspired by the legendary Flemish artist.
Black Rock Senegal artist residency application cycle for Year 2 is open between 5–31 August 2020 to artists of all mediums and all nationalities.
African-American artist Kehinde Wiley participated in an online conversation with the Duke of Devonshire and Sotheby's Chairman Oliver Barker as part of Sotheby's' '500 Years of Art: Summer Talks'.
'Kehinde Wiley: Painter of the Epic' at Centre d'art La Malmaison, Cannes is the first major survey of the African-American artist's work in France. Curated by Numa Hambursin, the exhibition brings together almost thirty works to demonstrate the complex visual vocabulary that has guided Wiley's practice for over a decade.
Black Rock Senegal is partnering with Dr. Abdou Karim Diop, director of Centre de Santé Philippe Senghor Yoff and head of the West Health District of Dakar, and with the Association des Femmes de la Cité Biagui et Toundourya (AFBET) for the donation of 700 masks to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Senegal.
Featuring 90 contemporary artworks by 35 renowned American artists, 'The World Stage' showcases some of today’s global influencers alongside prominent names from the 20th-century art canon. The exhibition title is borrowed from a celebrated series of paintings by African-American artist Kehinde Wiley.