Yinka Shonibare CBE

Born: 1962 in London, England

Education

1989-1991
Goldsmiths College, London, England

1984-1989
Byam Shaw School of Art, London, England


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2017
Enlightened Princesses; Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern
World, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA tours to Kensington
Palace, London, England
Prejudice at Home: A Parlour, A Library, and A Room, James Cohan Gallery, New York,
USA

2016
…and the wall fell away, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Recreating the Pastoral, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
End of Empire, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England
Childhood Memories, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Paradise Beyond, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Netherlands
British Council UK/Nigeria 2015–16, Lagos, Nigeria
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Wind Sculpture IV, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA

2015
Pièces de Résistance, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal, Québec
Rage of the Ballet Gods, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Colonial Arrangements, Morris Jumel Mansion, New York, USA
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Daegu Museum, Daegu, South Korea
Yinka Shonibare MBE - The William Morris Family Album, William Morris Gallery,
London, England

2014
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Addio del Passato, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Blain|Southern, Berlin, Germany
Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

2013-2014
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Dreaming Rich, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Royal Museums Greenwich, London, England
Selected Works, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, Poland; travelling to Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

2013
FABRIC-ATION, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
FABRIC-ATION, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
FOCUS: Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
POP!, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Dreaming Rich, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China

2012
Imagined as the Truth, San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, USA
Invasion, Escape: Aliens do it right!, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Addio del Passato, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

2011
El Futuro del Pasado, Alcal 31 Centros de Arte, Madrid, Spain, curated by Octavio Zaya; touring to Centro de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

2010-2011
Human Culture: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Sculpture, Photography and Film, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA
Looking Up, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, Monaco
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin, Germany
Before and After Modernism: Byam Shaw, Rex Vicat Cole, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, England

2009-2010
Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA; Travelling to the St Louis Art Museum, USA

2009
Willy Loman: The Rise and Fall, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Party Time: Re-Imagine America - A Centennial Commission by Yinka Shonibare MBE, Newark Museum, 1 July - 3 January 2010
A Centenary Commission, 26 February - August 2009
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland
A Flying Machine for every Man, Woman and Child & other Astonishing Works, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA
A Flying Machine for every Man, Woman and Child, Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, Australia; touring to Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA and National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C, USA

2008
Odile and Odette, Savannah College of Art and Design, ACA Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, Australia; touring to Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA and the Smithsonian, Washington D.C., USA
Prospero's Monsters, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

2007
Scratch the Surface, National Gallery, London, England
Jardin d'Amour, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France
White Flag at Half Mast, commission for the Jubilee Flagpole, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London, England
Summer Show, New York Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Yinka Shonibare Installation, Speed Museum, Kentucky, USA
Flower Time, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2005
Mobility, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
Yinka Shonibare Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt, National
Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, New York, USA
Collaborative film/dance project with the Royal Opera House and the Africa Centre, London, England

2004
Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London
Yinka Shonibare, Double Dutch, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; touring to Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
Vasa, Commission for the opening of Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Yinka Shonibare, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2003
Play with me, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2002-2003
Double Dress, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; toured to KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland; Studio Museum, Harlem, NY, USA and Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2002
Christmas Tree Project, Tate Britain, London
Britannia project, Tate Britain, London
Be-muse, The British School in Rome, Rome, Italy (catalogue)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (brochure)
Camouflage, Johannesburg, South Africa (catalogue)

2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery and 2nd Floor, 12 Dolland Street, London, England

2000
Effective, defective, creative, permanent video installation, Wellcome Wing, Science Museum, London, England
Camden Arts Centre, London, England
Affectionate Men, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Diary of a Victorian Dandy Project, INIVA; toured to Castle Museum, Nottingham; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

1999
Dressing Down, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; toured to Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales (catalogue)
Brent Sikkema, New York, USA

1998
Diary of a Victorian Dandy, site-specific project on the London Underground, commissioned and produced by INIVA, London, England
Alien Obsessives, Mum, Dad and the Kids, Tablet, the Tabernacle, London; toured to Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich, UK

1997
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Present Tense, contemporary project series, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

1995
Sun, Sea and Sand, BAC Gallery, London, England

1994
Double Dutch, Centre 181 Gallery, London, England

1989
Byam Shaw Gallery, London, England
Bedford Hill Gallery, London, England


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017
Quotidian, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Diaspora Pavilion, International Curators Forum Mentoring Programme, Venice
Biennale, Italy
Public View, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

2016
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Making and Unmaking, Curated By Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
Found, Foundling Museum, London, UK
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Animalia curated by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa, Smithsonian National Museum of
African Art, Washington DC, USA
Across Art and Fashion, Ferragamo Museum, Florence, Italy
New Past: Contemporary Art from Britain, Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent,
Uzbekistan

2015
Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, San
Francisco, USA
The Worlds Turned Upside Down, BPS22, Musée d’art de la Province de Hainaut,
Charleroi, Belgium
A Brief History of the Future, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, England
Arts + Foods. Rituals since 1851, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Self: Image and Identity, Turner Contemporary, Kent, UK
Chercher le Garçon, MAC/VAL, Paris, France
In Search of Meaning, Museum de Fundatie, The Netherlands
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s, Victoria and Albert
Museum, London, England
Making Africa: A continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil Am
Rhein, Germany
Unravelling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories, Textile Museum, The George Washington
University Museum, Washington DC, USA
Heartbreak Hotel, presented by the Vanhaertens Collection, Venice Biennale, Italy
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Museu Afro Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Inverted Worlds, BPS 22, Charleroi, Belgium
La vida es esto, DA2, Salamanca, Spain

2014-2015
Africa Now – Political Patterns, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
POST POP: EAST MEETS WEST, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
It’s All a Masquerade! - Carneval, Masquerade and other Forms of Authorised Anarchy,
Kunsthalle Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany
The House Of The Flying Wheel, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK; travelled to Morley
Gallery, UK
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists,
curated by Simon Njami, Frankfurt MMK, Frankfurt, Germany; travels to Smithsonian
National Museum of African Art, Washington, USA; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain;
Correo Venezia, Venice; Hayward Gallery, London, England

2014
Progress, The Foundling Museum, London, England
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman, Gallery, London, England
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, The Museum of Contemporary
Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Ship to Shore, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present, Staatsgalerie
Stuttgart, Germany
The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Interchange Junctions, 5 Howick Place, London, England
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Collection IX. Arco Collection, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, CA2M, Madrid, Spain
Aliens in Parliament, Kiel Parliament, Kiel Country House, Kiel, Germany

2013
Education, Vgele Kultur Zentrum, Pfffikon, Switzerland
Block Party: Contemporary Craft Inspired by the Art of the Tailor, AUB, Bournemouth, England
Living Archive, Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Bienniale Cuvee, Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
Out of Fashion, glHoltegaard, Holte, Denmark; travelling to Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark
Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting: 15th Anniversary Collection, MOCA, North Miami, USA
Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, Contemporary Art Centre, Louisiana, USA
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA
Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Le Pont, Musee d'Art Contemporain, project for Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture
Pedro Lasch, Susan Harbage Page and Yinka Shonibare, Nasher, Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina, USA
Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
Victoriana: The Art of Revival, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, England
Kunst & Textile, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
Miniartextil, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy

2012-2013
The Progress of Love, Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria; touring to The Menil Collection, Texas, USA; The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe since 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2012
Happening to Be, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London, England
The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe since 1945, German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany
Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, and Discovery, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Migrations: Journeys into British Art, Tate Britain, London, England
Trade Routes Over Time, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
Deja-vu? Die Kunst der Wiederholung von Durer bis YouTube (Deja-vu? The Art of Reproduction from Durer to YouTube), Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
artbindLuxe: Mode D'Emploi, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Rokoko Mania: Contemporary art and design in dialogue with crafts from the 1700's, Designmuseum, Kbenhavn, Denmark
Cotton: Global Threads, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
The Crisis Commission, Somerset House, London, England
Six Yards, Guaranteed Real Dutch Wax Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands
Block Party, Smiths Row, London; touring to National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; New Walk Museum & Gallery, Leicester, UK
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Centre for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennesse, USA; touring to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada; and to the Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Histories of the Colonial screening event for Colonial Spectres: A moving Picture Blues, film series curated by Christian Kravagna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria (Film: Addio del Passato)
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA

2011
Travelling Light, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
I Know Something About Love, Parasol Unit, London, England
Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Rewind-Play-Forward, Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
Environment and Object, Tang Art Museum, New York, USA
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont, USA
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, California, USA
The African Continuum, the United Nations, New York, USA
Sprit and Space: Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fundacion Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain
African Interweave: Textile Diasporas, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, USA
The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21c Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, USA

2010-2011
Lust and Vice. The Seven Deadly Sins from Durer to Nauman, Kustmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
GSK Contemporary - Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy, London

2010
Raw, 242nd Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Lust and Vice: The 7 Deadly Sins from Durer to Nauman, Art Museum of Bern, Switzerland
Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
The House of Fairy Tales, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, California, USA
Spanish Muse: A Contemporary Response, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, Texas, USA
Eye of the Pacific Rim, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan City, Korea
Foundation of Art: Sculpture and its Base since Rodin, ARP Museum, Bonn, Germany
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England
Who Knows Tomorrow, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin, Germany
Until Now: Collecting the Contemporary (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
Size DOES Matter, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Pattern I.D., Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA
Nothing is Forever, South London Gallery, London , England
Performance/Art, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas, USA
DaDaFest International, Liverpool

2009
British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning, 1965-2009, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
A Rebelion dos Xeneros, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Spain
Third Moscow Bienniale of Contemporary Art, The garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Persona, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium (April - January 2010)
Perhaps Truth is a Woman, Museum of European Garden History, Dusseldorf, Germany
Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA
Body Memory, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Bodies in Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Pictures in Series, Fischer Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, USA

2008
Nos, Museu de republica, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles, The Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, USA
Space Now!, The Triangle Gallery at Space Studios, London
Angaza Afrika, The October Gallery, London
The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Body Space, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK

2007
Crossing the Water, Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford; travelling to City Gallery,
Leicester, UK
Stardust or the last border, Musee d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL), Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Role Exchange, Sean Kelly, New York, USA
African Art Today: An Unbounded Vista, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
Check-List Luanda Pop, African Pavillion, 52nd Venice Biennale
Uncomfortable Truths - the shadow of slave trading on contemporary art and design, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; touring to Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK
Tomorrow Now: When Design Meets Science Fiction, MUDAM, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
War and Discontent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Scratch the Surface, National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Fashion Accidentally, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia

2006
Primitivism Revisited, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA
Alien Nation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
William Hogarth, Musee du Louvre, Paris, France; travelled to Tate Britain, London, England; Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain
Transvideo, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
MASCARADA / MASQUERADE, DA2 - Domus Artium 2002, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
DRESSCODE, Historisches und Vulkerkundemuseum, St Gallen, Switzerland
Space is the Place, Independent Curators International, New York, USA
Los Usos de la Pintura II, Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico (curated by Julieta Gonzalez)
Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, California, USA
Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, National Gallery of Canada
Contemporary Commonwealth, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
A Historic Occasion, Artists Making History, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, USA
East Wing Collection No. 7 Culture Bound, Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London, England
Around The World In Eighty Days, Institute of Contemporary Arts and South London Gallery, London, England
Photography: Recent Acquisitions, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, USA
Artificial Afrika, Gigantic ArtSpace, New York, USA (curated by Vernon Reid and C. Daniel Dawson)

2005
Linkages and Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Contemporary Art Collections, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, California, USA
Woman Women, Ville de Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland; toured to the Palazzo Strozzi,
Florence, Italy; Palais des Beaux Arts/Entrept Royal Tour & Taxis (curated by Adelina von Furstenberg)
Take Two. Worlds and Views, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Acting Out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, USA; toured to the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY, USA (organized by UIMA curator Kathleen A. Edwards, catalogue)
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Africa Remix, Contemporary Art of a Continent, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany; toured to Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
African Voices, New Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg, Sweden
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2004
African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, USA
Continental Drift: Installations by Ilya Kabakov, Joan Jonas, Juan Munos, Yinka Shonibare, Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, New York, NY, USA
Flexible 4: Identities, Landes Museen, Linz, Austria
Between The Lines, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA, (catalogue)

2003
Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, The Museum for African Art, New York, USA (catalogue)
Love over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, New Museum, New York, NY, USA, (catalogue)
Flexible 4: Identities, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
(doublures), vtements de l'art contemporain, Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada (catalogue)
Independence, South London Gallery, London
The African Exile Museum, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Somewhere better than this Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2002
Extension, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden
Attitude 2002, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (catalogue)
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (catalogue)
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, WV, USA

2001
Authentic/Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art, 49th Venice Biennale, Fondazione Levi, Venice, Italy
Unpacking Europe, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands; toured (catalogue)
The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; toured (catalogue)
Art through the Eye of the Needle, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
Give and Take, Serpentine Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Secret Victorians, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Sense of Wonder, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel

2000
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, MCA Chicago, IL, USA
Partage d'exotismes, 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
Other Modernities, Camberwell College of Arts, London
Laboratory. Continental Shift-Artists from the African continent in Europe, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Intelligence: New British Art 2000, Tate Britain, London
South Meets West, Accra, Ghana and Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

1999
From where-To here, Art from London, Konsthallen Goteborg, Sweden
Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Missing Link, Museum of Arts, Bern, Switzerland
Heaven, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany; Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Mirror's Edge, Bild Museet, Ume, Sweden; toured to Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Tramway, Glasgow; Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, Photographers' Gallery, London
In the Midst of Things, Bournville Village, Birmingham
Secret Victorians, Arts Council Touring Exhibition, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham;
Firstsite, Colchester; Arnolfini, Bristol; Middlesborough Art Gallery; Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Sensation, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

1998
Cinco Continentes y una Ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico D.F.
Personal Effects; Sculpture & Belongings, Spacex Gallery, Exeter; toured to Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Ethno-antics, Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada
Liberating Tradition, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, NY, USA
Transatlantico, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Spain
Beyond Mere Likeness: Portraits from Africa and the African Diaspora, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, NC, USA
Global Vision; New Art from the 90s, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

1997
Sensation: Young British Art from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London; toured to the National Gallery of Berlin, Germany and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
Portable Personal Histories Museum, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
Transforming the Crown: African, Asian and Caribbean Artists in Britain, 1966- 1996, Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY; Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, USA Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; toured to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and the City gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
What, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

1996
Pledge Allegiance to A Flag?, London Printworks Trust
Imagined Communities, National Touring Exhibition, Oldham Art Gallery; John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton; Colchester Minories; Royal Festival Hall, London
and Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Discreet Charm, Visionfest, Croxteth Hall, Liverpool
Inklusion:Exclusion, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
Jurassic Technology, 10th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
Painting, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Out of Order, Independent Art School, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester

1995
The Art of African Textiles: Technology, Tradition and Lurex, Barbican Centre, London
Seeing and Believing, The Economist Building, London
Original, Gasworks, London

1994
2 out of 4 dimensions, Centre 181 Gallery, London
Where are they now...?, Byam Shaw Gallery, London
Seen/unseen, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
TENQ, group exhibition in Senegal, West Africa

1993
Space Studios Open Exhibition, London

1992
Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London

1991
Interrogating Identity, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis, MN; Madison Art Centre, Wisconsin, WI; Memorial Art Museum, Ohio, OH, USA
Goldsmiths College, London

1989
Black Art New Directions, Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on Trent
Byam Shaw Final year show, London

1988
Byam Shaw Concourse Gallery, London

Public Commissions

2014
Wind Sculpture, Howick Place, Victoria, London, England (TBC)

2012
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, Acquisition National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, England (a permanent public sculpture)
Globe Head Ballerina, Royal Opera House, London, England

2010- 2012
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, Fourth Plinth Commission, Trafalgar Square, London, England

Awards and Residencies

2013
Royal Academician, The Royal Academy, London, England

2012
Fellow of University of the Arts, London, England

2010
The Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award
Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art London, England

2008
Fourth Plinth Award Nominee, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, London, England

2007
Honorary Doctorate Degree, Huron University

2005
Awarded the MBE

2004
IASPIS, International Artists' Studio Program in Stockholm, Sweden

2003
Fellow of Goldsmiths College, London, England

2001
Residency, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, USA

2000
Residency, MCA DePaul University, Chicago, USA

1999
Shortlisted Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize

1998
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Artists
Royal Society of Arts, Art for Architecture Award

1992
Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
London Arts Board Artist's Grant


Public Collections (selected)

Arts Council Collection, London, England
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, USA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
Fondation Blachere, Apt, France
Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumunster, Germany
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C, USA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, Rome, Italy
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C, USA
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA, USA
North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina, USA
Norton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, USA
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Stichting de Onvoltooide, The Hague, The Netherlands
Tate Collection, London, Englan