Born in London, United Kingdom, 1962
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom
Yinka Shonibare’s response and the output of his prolific career so far has been a pointed challenge to definitions, categories, and strictures imposed by one people onto another, specifically European on Africa. His artwork is about hybridity and the various ways artistic expression of it can be powerful, celebratory, and critical. The power of hybridity is its ability to deconstruct differences between us and them.