Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 'A Life To Die For' (2012), oil on canvas. Courtesy: Corvi-Mora London, Jack Shainman Gallery New York.
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Born in 1977, London, lives and works in London.



1996-1997:   Central St Martins School of Art and Design, London
1997-2000:  Falmouth College of Art, Falmouth, Cornwall
2000-2003: Royal Academy Schools, London





Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Corvi-Mora, London



The Love Within, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Kapsel 03: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Haus der Kunst, München

Verses After Dusk, Serpentine Gallery, London



Lynette Yiadom- Boakye, 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art, Connecticut



The Love Without, Corvi-Mora, London



All Manner Of Needs,  Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Extracts and Verses, Chisenhale Gallery, London



Notes and Letter, Corvi-Mora, London



Any Number of Preoccupation, Studio Museum Harlem, New York

Essays and Document, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Essays and Letters, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Kapstadt



FOREX: Pleased to Meet You,  Michael Stevenson Gallery, Kapstadt

Manifesto, Faye Fleming & Partner, Genf



Gasworks, London

Series, Arquebuse, Genf



How To Live, Prowler Project Space, London




The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men, Cheim & Read, New York

Making & Unmaking: An exhibtion curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London

You go to my Head, Galerie Templon, Brussels

Drawn from Life: People on Paper, The Collection, Lincoln

Entanglements: Curated by Glenn Ligon, Luhring Augustine, New York

Stranger, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People, The Atkinson, Southport

British Art Show 8, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Stranger!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland



The Tightrope Walk: The Painted Image After Abstraction, White Cube, London

European Ghosts, Mu.ZEE, Ostend

British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery

A story within a story, Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg

Material Maters, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco

Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Nottinghman Contemporary

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

The past, the present, the possible, Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah

Tracing Shadows, PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Moucharabieh, Triangle France, Marseille


MIRRORCITY: London artists on fiction and reality, Hayward Gallery, London

More Material, Salon 94 Bowery, New York

Serralves Collection in the Museum, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto

Black Eye, 57 Walker Street, New York

Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Contemporary Art Society, London

For the Record, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham



The Souls – A Twice-Told Tale, CEAAC, Strasburg



Fiction as Fiction (or, A Ninth Johannesburg Biennale), Stevenson, Kapstadt

Dawn Chorus, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

The Progress of Love, The Menil Collection, Houston; Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St Louis

Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kiew

A World Away, Dyrham Park, Glouchestershire

To Have a Voice, Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

The Ungovernables: New Museum 2012 Triennial, New Museum, New York



What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Stevenson, Kapstadt

La Biennale De Lyon 2011: ‘A Terrible Beauty is Born’, Lyon

Artist of the Day; Srinivas Kuruganti selected by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Flower, London

Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

That’s the way we do it. The techniques and Aesthetic of Appropriation. From Ei Arakawa to Andy Warhol,  Kunsthaus Bregenz

Going where the weather suits my clothes…. a fall of light on fabric, Mothers Tankstation, Dublin

Make Believe, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm



Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London



7th Gwangju Biennale

Flow, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York



100 Years Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Mannheim