Yinka Shonibare MBE  (British, 1962) 

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Yinka Shonibare (British, b.1962), better known as Yinka Shonibare, MBE, is an artist who was born in London but lived in Nigeria from the age of three until he was 16, at which age he relocated to London to attend school. When Shonibare was 18, he fell ill with transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord causing long-term disability. Shonibare attended Byam Shaw College of Art to study Fine Arts.

It was in 1989 that he had his first solo exhibition at the Byam Shaw Gallery in London. He then continued to study goldsmiths at the University of London, earning his Master of Fine Arts in 1991. Shonibare took a position as an arts development officer with SHAPE, an organization helping disabled individuals access the arts. In 2008, the James Cohan Gallery showed his work. Shonibare found himself showing his work at the Brooklyn Museum in New York during the year 2009. His piece titled Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play was a site-specific installation at the museum. At the same time, he prepared a site-specific installation of Party Time Re-Imagine America: A Centennial Commission for the Newark Museum in New Jersey.

Using a variety of media options including painting, photography, installation art, and sculpture, Shonibare reflects issues involving class and race. He does this with the help of a team of individuals who follow his direction in creating the actual piece, as he is physically unable to do so. A favorite media used for his work is bright colored fabrics using African style. This particular trend appeared in his work in the 1990s. Shonibare often recreates well-known paintings and stories in his photography. In 2004, he was nominated for the Turner Prize for his work Double Dutch, which was exhibited at the Museum Mojmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and also for a solo exhibition held at the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. Although he did not receive the award, he was the most popular artist with the general public and received 64% of their votes in a poll.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE, Fake Death Picture (The Suicide - Manet)

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Fake Death Picture (The Suicide - Manet)
2011

Brand New Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Fake Death Picture (The Death of Chatterton-Henry Wallis)

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Fake Death Picture (The Death of Chatterton-Henry Wallis)
2011

Brand New Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Culture Flower

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Culture Flower
2007

Viviane Bregman Fine Art
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Revolution Kid (fox girl)

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Revolution Kid (fox girl)
2012

Brand New Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014
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Yinka Shonibare MBE, Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014
Blain|Southern
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014
Blain|Southern
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014
Blain|Southern
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Making Eden, Installation Shot, Blain|Southern Berlin, Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014
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Yinka Shonibare MBE, It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To, 2012
color offset lithograph w/extensive hand-touching in 24k gold gilding and fabric collage elements

 

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Yinka Shonibare MBE, Untitled

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Untitled, 1998
acrylic and emulsion on textile laid on board

 

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Yinka Shonibare MBE, Food Faerie

 

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Food Faerie, 2010
mannequin, wax printed cotton, leather, artificial fruit, fiberglass and goose feathers

 

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1962   Born in London, UK
1989   Byam Shaw School of Art (now Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design), London, UK
1991   Goldsmiths College, London, UK
2013   FOCUS: Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA (solo)
2013   FABRIC-ATION, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK (solo)
2013   POP!, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2013   Dreaming Rich, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China (solo)
2013   Biennale Cuvée, Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria
2013   Out of Fashion, glHoltegaard, Holte, Denmark; travelling to Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark
2013   Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting: 15th Anniversary Collection, MOCA, North Miami, USA
2013   Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations, Contemporary Art Centre, Louisiana, USA
2013   Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA
2013   Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
2013   Le Pont, Musée d'Art Contemporain, project for Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture, France
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
2012 - 2013   The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe since 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin, Germany
2012   Happening to Be, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2012   Imagined as the Truth, San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, USA (solo)
2012   Addio del Passato, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2012   The Desire for Freedom: Art in Europe since 1945, German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany
2012   Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, and Discovery, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, USA
2012   Migrations: Journeys into British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
2012   Trade Routes Over Time, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
2012   Déjà vu? Die Kumst der Wiederholung von Durer bis YouTube (Déjà vu? The Art of Reproduction from Durer YouTube) Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
2012   artbindLuxe: Mode D’Emploi, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
2012   Rokoko Mania: Contemporary art and design in dialogue with crafts from the 1700’s, Designmuseum Danmark, København, Denmark
2012   Cotton: Global Threads, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2012   The Crisis Commission, Somerset House, London, UK
2012   Six Yards, Guaranteed Dutch Design, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands
2012   Block Party, Smiths Row, London; toured to National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; New Walk Museum & Gallery, Leicester, UK
2012   Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Centre for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, USA; toured to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada; and to the Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2011   Travelling Light, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
2011   I Know Something About Love, Parasol Unit, London, UK
2011   Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
2011   Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
2011   Rewind-Play-Forward, Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
2011   Environment and Object: Recent African Art, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, New York, USA
2011   El Futuro del Pasado, Alcalá 31 Centros de Arte, Madrid, Spain, curated by Octavio Zaya; toured to Centro de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Canaria, Spain (solo)
2011   Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA
2011   Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont, USA
2011   Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, California, USA
2011   The African Continuum, the United Nations, New York, USA
2011   Spirit and Space: The Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Fundación Banco Santander, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2011   African Interweave: Textile Diasporas, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, USA
2011   The Way We Are Now: Selections from the 21c Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, USA
2010 - 2011   Lust and Vice. The Seven Deadly Sins from Dürer to Nauman, Kustmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
2010 - 2011   GSK Contemporary—Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2010   Raw, 242nd Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2010   Lust and Vice: The 7 Deadly Sins from Durer to Nauman, Art Museum of Bern, Switzerland
2010   21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2010   The House of Fairy Tales, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
2010   Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, California, USA
2010   Spanish Muse: A Contemporary Response, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
2010   Eye of the Pacific Rim, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan City, Korea
2010   Foundation of Art: Sculpture and its Base since Rodin, ARP Museum, Bonn, Germany
2010   Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2010   Who Knows Tomorrow, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin, Germany
2010   Until Now: Collecting the Contemporary (1960–2010), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
2010   Size DOES Matter, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
2010   Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2010   Pattern I.D., Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA
2010   Nothing is Forever, South London Gallery, London, UK
2010   Performance/Art, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas, USA
2010   DaDaFest International, Liverpool, UK
2010   Human Culture: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (solo)
2010   Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Sculpture, Photography and Film, Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA (solo)
2010   Looking Up, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco (solo)
2010   Yinka Shonibare MBE, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2010   Before and After Modernism: Byam Shaw, Rex Vicat Cole, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saints Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK (solo)
2009   Willy Loman: The Rise and Fall, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2009   Party Time: Re-Imagine America, A Centennial Commission by Yinka Shonibare MBE, Newark Museum, USA (solo)
2009   A Centenary Commission, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland (solo)
2009   A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child & Other Astonishing Works, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA (solo)
2009   A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child, Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA (solo)
2009   Yinka Shonibare MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, Australia; toured to Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, and national Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA (solo)
2009   British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning, 1965–2009, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, USA
2009   A Rebelión dos Xeneros (The Rebellion of Genres), Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Spain
2009   Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
2009   Persona, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
2009   Perhaps Truth is a Woman, Museum of European Garden History, Dusseldorf, Germany
2009   Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA
2009   Body Memory, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
2009   Bodies in Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2009   Pictures in Series, Fischer Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, USA
2008   Nos, Museu de republica, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2008   The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles, The Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, USA
2008   Space Now!, The Triangle Gallery at Space Studios, London, UK
2008   Angaza Afrika, The October Gallery, London, UK
2008   The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2008   Body Space, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK
2008   Odile and Odette, Savannah College of Art and Design, ACA Gallery, Atlanta, USA (solo)
2008   Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, Australia; toured to Brooklyn Museum, New York, and the Smithsonian, Washington DC, USA (solo)
2008   Prospero’s Monsters, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA, (solo)
2007   Scratch the Surface, National Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2007   Jardin d’Amour, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France (solo)
2007   White Flag at Half Mast, commission for the Jubilee Flagpole, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London, UK (solo)
2007   Summer Show, New York Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2007   Crossing the Water, Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford; travelled to City Gallery, Leicester, UK
2007   Stardust or the Last Border, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL), Vitry-sur-Seine, France
2007   Role Exchange, Sean Kelly, New York, USA
2007   African Art Today: An Unbounded Vista, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
2007   Check-List Luanda Pop, African Pavillion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Italy
2007   Uncomfortable Truths—the shadow of slave trading on contemporary art and design, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; toured to Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK
2007   Tomorrow Now: When Design Meets Science Fiction, MUDAM, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2007   War and Discontent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2006   Primitivism Revisited, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
2006   RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA
2006   Alien Nation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
2006   William Hogarth, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France; travelled to Tate Britain, London, UK; Caixa Forum Madrid, Spain
2006   Transvideo, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
2006   MASCARADA/MASQUERADE, DA2-Domus Artium 2002, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
2006   DRESSCODE, Historisches und Volkerkundemuseum (History and Ethnology Museum), St Gallen, Switzerland
2006   Space is the Place, Independent Curators International, New York, USA
2006   Los Usos de la Pintura II, Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2006   Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator, University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, California, USA
2006   Africa Remix, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2006   Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
2006   Contemporary Commonwealth, The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2006   A Historic Occasion, Artists Making History, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, USA
2006   East Wing Collection No. 7 Culture Bound, Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London, UK
2006   Around The World In Eighty Days, Institute of Contemporary Arts and South London Gallery, London, UK
2006   Photography: Recent Acquisitions, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, USA
2006   Artificial Afrika, Gigantic ArtSpace, New York, USA
2006   Yinka Shonibare Installation, Speed Museum, Kentucky, USA (solo)
2006   Flower Time, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2005   Mobility, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2005   Yinka Shonibare Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, New York, USA (solo)
2005   Collaborative film/dance project with the Royal Opera House and the Africa Centre, London, UK (solo)
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, CA, USA
2005   Woman Women, Ville de Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland; toured to the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy; Palais des Beuax Arts/Entrepõt Royal Tour & Taxis
2005   Take Two. Worlds and Views, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2005   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
2005   Ten-Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
2005   Africa Remix, Contemporary Art of a Continent, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany; toured to Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2005   African Voices, New Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg, Sweden
2005   Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2004   African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, USA
2004   Continental Drift: Installations by Ilya Kabakov, Joan Jonas, Juan Muños, Yinka Shonibare, Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, FL, USA
2004   Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2004   The Fabric Workshop and Museum, New York, NY, USA
2004   Flexible 4: Identities, Landes Museen, Linz, Austria
2004   Between The Lines, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2004   Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, san Francisco, CA, USA
2004   Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK (solo)
2004   Yinka Shonibare, Double Dutch, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands; toured to Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria (solo)
2004   Vasa, Commission for the opening of Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2004   Yinka Shonibare, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo)
2003   Play with me, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2003   Double Dress, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland; toured to Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Israel Studio Museum, Harlem, NY, USA; and Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
2003   Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, The Museum for African Art, New York, USA
2003   Love over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2003   Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, New Museum, New York, NY, USA
2003   Flexible 4: Identities, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2003   Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
2003   (doublures), vêtements de l'art contemporain, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canada
2003   Independence, South London Gallery, London, UK
2003   The African Exile Museum, Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
2003   Somewhere Better Than This Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2002   Extension, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden
2002   Attitude 2002, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
2002   Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
2002   Spoleto Festival, Charleston, WV, USA
2002   Christmas Tree Project, Tate Britain, London, UK (solo)
2002   Britannia project, Tate Britain, London, UK (solo)
2002   Be-muse, The British School in Rome, Rome, Italy (solo)
2002   The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (solo)
2002   Camouflage, Johannesburg, South Africa (solo)
2001   Stephen Friedman Gallery and 2nd Floor, 12 Dolland Street, London, UK (solo)
2001   Authentic/Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art, 49th Venice Biennale, Fondazione Levi, Venice, Italy
2001   Unpacking Europe, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2001   The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2001   Art through the Eye of the Needle, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
2001   Give and Take, Serpentine Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2001   Secret Victorians, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2001   Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2001   Sense of Wonder, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel
2000   Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, MCA Chicago, IL, USA
2000   Partage d’exotismes, 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
2000   Other Modernities, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
2000   Continental Shift: Artists from the African Continent in Europe, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
2000   Intelligence: New British Art 2000, Tate Britain, London, UK
2000   South Meets West, Accra, Ghana and Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
2000   Effective, defective, creative, permanent video installation, Wellcome Wing, Science Museum, London, UK (solo)
2000   Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (solo)
2000   Affectionate Men, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (solo)
2000   Diary of a Victorian Dandy Project, INIVA; toured to Castle Museum, Nottingham; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK (solo)
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, UK (solo)
1999   Brent Sikkema, New York, USA (solo)
1999   From Where–to Here: Art from London, Konsthallen Göteborg, Sweden
1999   Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
1999   Missing Link, Museum of Arts, Bern, Switzerland
1999   Heaven, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
1999   Mirror’s Edge, Bild Museet, Umeå, Sweden; toured to Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Tramway, Glasgow; Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999   Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
1999   In the Midst of Things, Bournville Village, Birmingham, UK
1999   Secret Victorians, Arts Council Touring Exhibition, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, Firstsite, Colchester; Arnolfini, Bristol; Middlesborough Art Gallery; Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
1999   Sensation, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
1998   Cinco Continentes y una Ciudad (Five Continents and a City), Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico D.F.
1998   Personal Effects; Sculpture & Belongings, Spacex Gallery, Exeter; toured to Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
1998   Ethno-antics, Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
1998   Crossings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
1998   Liberating Tradition, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, NY, USA
1998   Transatlantico, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Spain
1998   Beyond Mere Likeness: Portraits from Africa and the African Diaspora, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, NC, USA
1998   Global Vision; New Art from the ‘90s, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
1998   Diary of a Victorian Dandy, site-specific project on the London Underground, commissioned and produced by INIVA, London, UK (solo)
1998   Alien Obsessives, Mum, Dad and the Kids, Tablet, the Tabernacle, London; toured to Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich, UK (solo)
1997   Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1997   Present Tense, contemporary project series, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (solo)
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
1997   Portable Personal Histories Museum, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
1997   Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
1997   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
1997   Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; toured to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and the City gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1997   What, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK
1996   Pledge Allegiance to A Flag?, London Printworks Trust
1996   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, UK
1996   Discreet Charm, Visionfest, Croxteth Hall, Liverpool, UK
1996   Inklusion: Exclusion, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
1996   Jurassic Technology, 10th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
1996   Painting, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
1996   Out of Order, Independent Art School, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
1995   The Art of African Textiles: Technology, Tradition and Lurex, Barbican Centre, London, UK
1995   Seeing and Believing, The Economist Building, London, UK
1995   Original, Gasworks, London, UK
1995   Sun, Sea and Sand, BAC Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1994   Double Dutch, Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1994   TENQ, group exhibition in Senegal, West Africa
1994   2 out of 4 dimensions, Centre 181 Gallery, London, UK
1994   Where are they now...?, Byam Shaw Gallery, London, UK
1994   Seen/unseen, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
1993   Space Studios Open Exhibition, London, UK
1992   Barclays Young Artists Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
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
1991   Goldsmiths College, London, UK
1989   Black Art New Directions, Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on Trent, UK
1989   Byam Shaw Final Year Show, London, UK
1989   Byam Shaw Concourse Gallery, London, UK
1989   Byam Shaw Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1989   Bedford Hill Gallery, London, UK (solo)