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The artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in conversation with Andrea Schlieker and Isabella Maidment, Curators, Tate Britain


Introduction by

Clément Minighetti (Curator for the presentation at Mudam)





On the occasion of Fly In League With The Night, the largest survey to date of the work of British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the Tate Britain curators Andrea Schlieker, Director of Exhibitions and Displays, and Isabella Maidment, Curator of Contemporary British Art, talk with the artist about her work.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye was born in 1977 in London, where she lives and works today. She is of Ghanaian descent and in 2019 participated in the critically acclaimed Ghana Freedom pavillion at the Venice Biennale. In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Internatioal Prize and and in 2013 she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Her work is represented in museum collections around the world and she has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2017); the Kunsthalle Basel (2016); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2015); and the Serpentine Galleries, London (2015).

Portait of Lynette Yiadom Boakye sitting in an armchair.
Lynette Yiadom Boakye
© Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Marcus Leith