HOW TO BLOW-UP TWO HEADS AT ONCE (Ladies), 2006
Two mannequins, two guns, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, shoes, leather riding boots, plinth 93 1/2 X 63 X 48 inches

WATER, 2010
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather and wood.
143 x 75 x 88cm

A FLYING MACHINE FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD, 2008
Installation View at the Miami Art Museum

BLACK GOLD II, 2009
Acrylic paint on wall, acrylic on 25 Dutch wax painted cotton canvases.
Overall 330.2 x 673.1 cm; canvas dimensions variable

DOUBLE DUTCH, 1994
Acrylic paint on wall; emulsions and acrylic on 50 Dutch wax printed cotton canvases
Overall 332 x 588cm; each panel 32 x 32 x 4.5cm

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews without Their Heads, 1998
Two mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, dog mannequin, painted metal bench, rifle, 165 x 635 x 254 cm with plinth

Yinka Shonibare, MBE was born in London. He studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw College of Art and then studied at Goldsmiths College, where he received his MFA, graduating as part of the ‘Young British Artists’ generation. He currently lives and works in the East End of London.

Over the past decade, Shonibare has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. Shonibare’s work explores these issues, alongside those of race and class, through the media of painting, sculpture, photography and, more recently, film and performance.

Shonibare was a Turner prize nominee in 2004 and awarded the decoration of Member of the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”. He has added this title to his professional name. He was notably commissioned by Okwui Enwezor At Documenta 10 in 2002 to create his most recognised work ‘Gallantry and Criminal Conversation’ that launched him on an international stage. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennial and internationally at leading museums worldwide.

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