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Yinka Shonibare in room full of his works

Congratulations to Yinka Shonibare CBE, who has been named the Anderson Ranch Arts Center's 2022 International Artist Honoree. Shonibare will be celebrated during the Ranch's annual Recognition Week at a series of events, culminating in the Gala Dinner and Benefit Auction on Thursday, July 14th. Shonibare’s interdisciplinary practice uses citations of Western art history and literature to question the validity of contemporary cultural and national identities within the context of globalization. Through examining race, class, and the construction of cultural identity, his works comment on the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe, and their respective economic and political histories.


Related events during the Recognition Week Celebration include:

Summer Series: Yinka Shonibare CBE


Shonibare will be joined by Belinda Holden and Douglas Fogle for a conversation on his multidisciplinary practice. This artist talk is presented as part of the Ranch's ongoing Summer Series: Featured Artists and Conversations programming. The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Virtual viewing links are also available. Register HERE.

Recognition Dinner and Benefit Auction


Shonibare will be the guest of honor at the gala dinner and live benefit auction. Proceeds from the evening provide the financial support that enables Anderson Ranch Arts Center to flourish as a place for art-making and dialog around contemporary art and issues. Purchase tickets HERE


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