Yinka Shonibare - Camden Art Centre

Yinka Shonibare’s diverse practice wilfully subverts attempts to be categorised.

His materials and imagery demonstrate an engagement with the complexities of contemporary cultural experience; the relationships between modernism and modernity, post-colonialism and colonialism, ‘Britishness’ and ‘Africaness’, issues of class, history, design and artifice. The exhibition comprised of three new works; sculptural installations Hound and Cloud 9 and a large wall painting 100 Years. These works were shown alongside Victorian Philanthropist’s Parlour, 1996 – 97, an elaborate staging of a formal front parlour, with a twist.


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The Artist

Born in 1962 in London, Yinka Shonibare grew up in Nigeria and the UK, where he studied at Byam Shaw School of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. A large exhibition of his work premiered at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.