Yinka Shonibare MBE
British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE will discuss his exhibition Pièces de résistance with Cheryl Sim, DHC/ART Curator.
Please note that the talk will be in English. Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.
Born in London of Nigerian heritage, Yinka Shonibare MBE moved to Lagos, Nigeria with his family at age three, returning to Britain later to study art. His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe in such notable contexts as Documenta 10 and the 52nd Biennale di Venezia. This survey exhibition will present seminal and more recent artworks across painting, photo, film, and sculpture.
Yinka Shonibare MBE was a Turner Prize nominee in 2004. A major mid-career survey toured from 2008–09 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. In 2011, the artist’s sculpture Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle was selected for the prestigious Fourth Plinth commission series in London’s Trafalgar Square. In 2013, a major survey show was mounted at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK, and travelled in part to Royal Museums Greenwich/The Queen’s House, London, UK; GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark; Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Gdansk, Poland; and Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland. Shonibare lives and works in London.