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. Curator Zak Ové – whose father Horace was the creator of the first feature film by a Black British director – has invited each artist to exhibit for becoming a true ground-breaker of their generation and their genre.

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. 

rivane neuenschwander in ‘southern stars: an exploration of latin american art’ at art paris 2019, grand palais, paris, france

4 April 2019
For its twenty first edition, Art Paris 2019 brings together 150 modern and contemporary art galleries in the majestic setting of the Grand Palais. Favouring a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, the fair places special emphasis this year on new horizons in Latin American Art with the exhibition, ‘Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art'.

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.

kehinde wiley launches black rock artists residency, dakar, senegal

19 March 2019
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Kehinde Wiley's new multi-disciplinary artist-in-residency program, Black Rock Senegal. Located on the westernmost point of continental Africa, Black Rock will bring together an international group of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers to join Kehinde Wiley at his new artists compound.

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.

deborah roberts is an artist in residence at rauschenberg residency at captiva, florida, USA

4 March 2019
In 2012, the inauguration of the Rauschenberg Residency saw the studios, houses, and property functioning together as a vibrant creative centre. Established as one of the foundation's major strategic initiatives, the residency program serves more than seventy artists annually.

‘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.

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.

tonico lemos auad exhibits in group show, 'in the labyrinth' at large glass, london, UK

8 February 2019
The idea of the labyrinth has inspired many artists through time. This show brings together labyrinthine works by exceptional, contemporary artists: Alice Channer, Dorothy Cross, Tonico Lemos Auad, Helen Mirra, Alison Turnbull, Mark Wallinger and Carey Young. The inspiration for the show comes from Charlotte Higgins' book ‘Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths'.

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.

david shrigley, 'exhibition of inflatable swan things', spritmuseum, stockholm, sweden

27 September 2018
Initiated by Andy Warhol in 1989, the Spritmuseum permanent collection consists of some 850 artworks by 550 artists from around the world. Every autumn, the museum hosts a solo show by one of the artists represented in the Absolut Art Collection. This year, the museum presents, the ‘Exhibition of Giant Inflatable Swan-things'. David Shrigley's first exhibition in Sweden, the show features the artist's characteristically humorous distortions of the everyday.

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.