Collection > Yiadom-Boakye, Lynette

Born in 1977, London
Lives and works in London


Royal Academy Schools

Falmouth College of Art

St Martins School of Art and Design



All Manner Of Needs, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, September 13–October 13, 2012.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Chisenhale Gallery, London, March 22–May 13, 2012.


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Notes and Letters, Corvi-Mora, London, March 10–April 28, 2011.


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Any Number of Preoccupations, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, November 11, 2010–March 13, 2011. Curated by Naomi Beckwith. (Catalogue; texts by Beckwith, Okwui Enwezor and Thelma Golden)


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Essays and Documents, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, April 22–May 22, 2010.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Essays and Letters, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, January 21–March 6, 2010. (Catalogue; texts by Barry Schwabsky and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye)


FOREX: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Pleased to Meet You, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, October 1–November 21, 2009. (Catalogue; text by Barry Schwabsky)

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Manifesto, Faye Fleming & Partner, Geneva, Switzerland, October 1–Nocvember 2009.


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,Gasworks, London, June 2–July 22, 2007.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Series, Arquebuse, Geneva, Switzerland, May 24–June 20, 2007.


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: How to Live, Prowler Project Space, London



The Progress of Love, The Menil Collection, Houston, December 1, 2012–March 17, 2013.

Future Generation Art Prize Exhibition, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine, opens October 27, 2012.


Prose/Re-Prose: Figurative Works Then and Now, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, July 23–November 18, 2012.

A World Away, Dyrham Park, Glouchestershire, United Kingdom, March 30–October 28, 2012.

Breadbox, ZieherSmith at the ICON, Nashville, Tennesse, August 4–11, 2012.

Restless: Recent Acquisitions from the MAM Collection, Miami Art Museum, Florida, February 16–May 13, 2012.

The Ungovernables: 2012 New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York, February 15–April 22, 2012.


Secret Societies: To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany, June 22–September 25, 2011. Traveling to: musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (CAPC de Bordeaux), November 10, 2011–February 26, 2012. Curated by Cristina Ricupero and Alexis Vaillant.


11th Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, France, September 15–December 31, 2011.

Converging Voices, Transforming Dialogue: Selections from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, May 6–August 21, 2011.

Building The Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, March 10–August 14, 2011. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker.

Going where the weather suits my clothes…. a fall of light on fabric, Mothers Tankstation, Dublin, April 14–May 28, 2011.

Make Believe, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, February 17–March 20, 2011.


Living Together: Towards a Contemporary Concept of Community, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vittoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Traveled to: MARCO, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, Spain, May 29–September 20, 2009. Curated by Xabier Arakistain and Emma Dexter.

When the Mood Strikes: The Collection of Wilfried and Yannicke Cooreman, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurie, Belgium, June 21–September 12, 2009.

Convoi Exceptionnel, Triangle France, Marseille


7th Gwangju Biennale 2008, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea, September 5–November 9, 2008. Curated by Okwui Enwezor.

Flow, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, April 2–June 29, 2008. Curated by Thelma Golden. (Catalogue; texts by Virginie Andriamirado, Rory Bester, Elizabeth Harney, Sarah Kent, Mariam Sharp and Kristina Van Dyke, Segun Afolabi, N’gone Fall, Mounir Fatmi, Achille Mbembe, and Gabi Ngcobo.)


100 Years Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, May 2–September 9, 2007.

The Triumph of Painting: Part 6, Saatchi Gallery, London, September 12, 2006–April 12, 2007. (Catalogue; text by Alison Gingeras)


The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society: 2nd International Biennal of Contemporary Art of Seville, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemorareo, Reale Ataronanas, Seville, Spain. Curated by Okwui Enwezor.


Personne ne veut mourir, Arquebuse (now Faye Fleming & Partner), Geneva, Switzerland, November 2–December 16, 2006.

Liquid, Lynette Boakye and Gary Hume, New Paintings, Royal Academy Schools Gallery, Hornsey


Direkte Malerei: Unmittelbare Bildwelten zwischen Abstraktion und Figuration, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, November 6, 2004–May 1, 2005.


23 John Moore’s Liverpoo Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom, September 18–November 28, 2004.

Tate Liverpool Biennial, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom, September 18–October 28, 2004.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Barbican Art Centre, London. Traveled to: Coach Shed, Liverpool, United Kingdom

5 Young Painters, Artspace Gallery, London


Schools Show, Royal Academy Schools, London

Work Ethic, Gone Tomorrow Gallery, London


Premiums, Sackler Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Red Mansion Prize, London Institute, Millbank, London


Blackout, Brixton Art Gallery, London



Arts Foundation Award for Painting
deciBel Award for Visual Arts


Arts Council Collection, United Kingdom
British Council Collection, United Kingdom
CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Miami Art Museum, Florida
Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Saatchi Collection, London
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Tate Collection, United Kingdom
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Zabludowicz Collection, London

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Oral Chapters
Oil on canvas
70 x 78 inches
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
The Persuasion Without
Oil on canvas
78.75 x 98.5 inches