Yinka Shonibare MBE


Photograph taken during the filming of ‘Odile and Odette’. Copyright Yinka Shonibare, MBE. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. ‘Odile and Odette’ was commissioned and first shown  by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 2005.

Yinka Shonibare MBE (1962) Born in London to Nigerian parents, Shonibare was raised in Lagos. He later returned to the UK and graduated from Byam Shaw School of Art, (now part of Central Saint Martins, UAL). Shonibare was a 2004 Turner Prize nominee, and his ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’ sculpture occupied the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square from May 2010 until January 2012. He is showing a maquette of that work, as well as his film installation Odile and Odette.