Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Born in London, 1977 and lives in London, UK

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s oil paintings focus on fictional figures that exist outside of specific times and places. Her paintings are rooted in traditional formal considerations such as line, color, and scale, and can be self-reflexive about the medium itself, but the subjects and the way in which the paint is handled is decidedly contemporary. Yiadom- Boakye’s paintings are typically completed in a day to best capture a single moment or stream of consciousness.

Unsettled Objects
An exhibition featuring major new acquisitions and rarely seen works from the Foundation's Collection; the artists and works on display explore the hidden stories behind art and its history
12 Mar 2021 - 15 Jun 2021
The Flying Saucer
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Curated by?
The exhibition presents a group of works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, selected by the...
30 Jun 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Solo Show
Kunsthalle Basel presents Lynette Yiadom-Boakye‘s first exhibition in Switzerland. In this exhibition...
18 Nov 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
Kunsthalle Basel
The Figure in Contemporary Art
rosenfeldporcini presents “The Figure in Contemporary Art”, a group exhibition investigating the...
21 Apr 2017 - 03 Jun 2017
Rosenfeld Porcini
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cipher
Curated by Natalie Bell, Assistant Curator, and Massimiliano Gioni, the exhibition presents a new body...
03 May 2017 - 03 Sep 2017
New Museum
New York
Never Free to Rest
The exhibition brings together works by six artists who utilize the radical language of abstraction to...
11 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
Mexico City
The Explorers, Part One: Lynette Yiadom-Boayke and James Richards
An exhibition in two parts featuring artist designed displays using works from the V-A-C Collection....
25 May 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
V–A–C Foundation Venice
Histórias Afro-Atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Histories)
“Afro-Atlantic Histories” features 450 works by 214 artists ranging from the 16th to 21st...
28 Jun 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP
São Paulo
Histórias Afro-Atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Histories)
The collective exhibition “Histórias Afro-Atlânticas” involves two of the main cultural institutions...
30 Jun 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Instituto Tomie Ohtake
São Paulo
Lynette Yadiom-Boakye
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo showcases a selection of works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection...
02 Nov 2018 - 20 Jan 2019
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Rock My Soul
Titled after bell hooks’ book, “Rock My Soul“, gathering new and old works by Njideka...
02 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
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