Yinka Shonibare MBE

Major Solo Exhibition

Discover the work of internationally acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, with this major solo exhibition encompassing 12 years of his artistic practice. From his eye-catching headless mannequins to engaging photographic narratives, Shonibare explores ideas about contemporary African identity, the legacy of European colonialism, class structures and social justice.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 24 September 2008 to Sunday 01 February 2009

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Event published by M.C.A. on Monday 22 September 2008.
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Shonibare refers to himself as a ‘postcolonial hybrid’, having been born in England and raised in Nigeria before relocating to London at age 17.

This exhibition represents the most comprehensive showing of the artist’s work to date and includes painting, sculpture, photography and film.

The MCA will tour this exhibition to the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.