“The Yinka Shonibare Foundation’s vision is to foster cultural exchange between Africa and the rest of the world by facilitating and engaging in multi-disciplinary dialogue and research.”

Yinka Shonibare CBE

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Announcing Guest Projects Digital 2021

Announcing Guest Projects Digital 2021

The second edition of the digital artist residency programme returns with an exciting new cohort of creative practitioners from Africa and its Diaspora.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

"Cultural appropriation is a two-way thing": Yinka Shonibare on Picasso,masks and the fashion for black artists. Article by Jonathan Jones

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The 2020 digital residency award

The 2020 digital residency award

The Yinka Shonibare Foundation is pleased to announce the selected group to receive a residency at Guest Projects Digital. 

A Graveyard of Ideas I 07.09.20 - 03.10.20

The project seeks to erect a digital monument dedicated to the harnessing of failures by asking: what kind of possibilities would we unlock if we considered failure not as a wall that ends a life but as a window into values that we’d prefer to live by?The proposed virtual space will incorporate technology ranging from radio waves to Zoom calls to serve as a funeral site for dead ideas and a cradle for fledgling ones/those unborn due to the fear of failure.

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Thank you for the support

Thank you for the support

We are thrilled to announce that the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, with support from Gasworks and the Triangle Network, has been awarded funding by the London Community Response Fund, administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, to support artists to develop new work via Guest Projects Digital from June - October 2020. 

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The artist, Yinka Shonibare CBE, talks to the architect Elsie Owusu about his ambitious and challenging project in Nigeria where he is building two residential centres for cultural exchange and research.

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