Yinka Shonibare MBE


Shonibare was born 1962 in London and lives and works there. He moved to Lagos at the age of three and returned to London to study Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art (now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and at Goldsmiths College, where he received his MFA, graduating as part of the ‘Young British Artists’ generation. Shonibare was a Turner prize nominee in 2004 and awarded the decoration of Member of the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”.



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