b. 1962, UK; lives and works in London 

Working in painting, sculpture, photography, and film, Yinka Shonibare MBE makes work that examines race, class, and the construction of cultural identity through a sharp political commentary of the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe, and their respective economic and political histories.

He was a Turner Prize nominee in 2004. His public commission Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle opened on the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London in 2010, and he was nominated as a Royal Academician in 2013. Selected solo exhibitions include Gemeentmuseum Helmond, The Netherlands and Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016); Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, South Korea and DHC/ART Fondation for l’Art Contemporain, MontreĢal (2015); Yorkshire Sculpture Park,Wakefield (2013); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2013); San Diego Art Museum, San Diego (2012); MCA Sydney, and the Brooklyn Museum ,New York (2008).