Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is the winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2012. Her work is included on The Progress of Love at the Menil Collection, Texas (1 December 2012 - 17 March 2013).

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was born in 1977 in London to Ghanaian parents; she completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools in 2003 and continues to live in London. Her first solo museum exhibition, Any Number of Preoccupations, took place at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, in 2010/11, and she held a solo exhibition, Extracts and Verses, at the Chisenhale Gallery in London in 2012. Group shows include The Ungovernables, the 2012 New Museum Triennial in New York; the 11th Biennale of Lyon, A Terrible Beauty Is Born (2011); Newspeak: British art now at the Saatchi Gallery, London (2010); Living Together: Towards a contemporary concept of community, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturenea, Vittoria-Gasteiz, Spain, travelling to MARCO, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, Spain (2009); the 7th Gwangju Biennial, Korea (2008); Flow at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2008); the 2nd Seville Biennial (2006-2007) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the Barbican, London (2004-2005).