© Royal Academy of Arts – Marcus Leith
Yinka Shonibare CBE moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to the UK to study Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, London and Goldsmiths College, where he received his Masters in Fine Art. His interdisciplinary practice explores colonialism and post-colonialism within the context of globalisation. In 2004, he was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 2013, he was elected as a Royal Academician. His installation The British Library was recently acquired by Tate and is currently on display at Tate Modern, London until 2020.