Yinka Shonibare

About Yinka Shonibare

Birth Day: August 9, 1962
Birth Place: London, England

Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare was born on August 9, 1962 in London, England. British-Nigerian artist whose work is a reflection of contemporary globalisation. Half of his body is paralyzed, forcing him to use assistants to create works under his direction.
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Popular As Yinka Shonibare
Occupation Conceptual Artist
Age 58 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born August 9, 1962 (London, England)
Birthday August 9
Town/City London, England
Nationality England

🌙 Zodiac

Yinka Shonibare’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Yinka Shonibare was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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British-Nigerian Artist whose work is a reflection of contemporary globalisation. Half of his body is paralyzed, forcing him to use assistants to create works under his direction.

Before Fame

He became afflicted with transverse myelitis at the age of 18, causing the paralysis of half of his body. He then went to Byam Shaw School of Art, later called Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, before attending Goldsmiths, University of London to get his Master of Fine Arts.


His accolades include being shortlisted for the Turner Prize for his Double Dutch exhibition in 2004 and being awarded an MBE in 2004. He also received an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Academy of Arts in 2014 and was elected Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013.

Family Life

He moved to Lagos, Nigeria with his family when he was three years old, returning to England when he was 17. He has a son named Kayode Shonibare-Lewis who became an indie game developer and 3D Artist.

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He had two Victorian style dresses in the personal collection of Charles Saatchi in 1997.

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