Yinka Shonibare

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Yinka Shonibare (Conceptual Artist ) was born in London, England on a Thursday, August 9, 1962 🎈. Yinka Shonibare is 61 years old. He is a Leo ♌ and was born in the Year of the Tiger 🐅.

British-Nigerian artist whose work is a reflection of contemporary globalisation. Half of his body is paralyzed, forcing him to use assistants to create works under his direction.

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FULL NAME: Yinka Shonibare
BIRTH DATE: August 9, 1962
BIRTHPLACE: London, England
AGE: 61 years old


Yinka Shonibare is a Conceptual Artist. Yinka was born in the 1960s, in the middle of the Baby Boomers Generation generation. Baby Boomers are individuals born between 1946 and 1964, during the post World War II baby boom. This generation is known for Rock and Roll, Woodstock, Elvis, the Beatles, miniskirts, and Barbies. Baby boomers have experienced some of the most important historical events, including the JFK Assassination, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War.

He moved to Lagos, Nigeria with his family when he was three years old, returning to England when he was 17. He has a son named Kayode Shonibare-Lewis who became an indie game developer and 3D artist. Find out who is Yinka Shonibare dating right now.

He became afflicted with transverse myelitis at the age of 18, causing the paralysis of half of his body. He then went to Byam Shaw School of Art, later called Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, before attending Goldsmiths, University of London to get his Master of Fine Arts.

DID YOU KNOW His accolades include being shortlisted for the Turner Prize for his Double Dutch exhibition in 2004 and being awarded an MBE in 2004. He also received an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Academy of Arts in 2014 and was elected Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013.

FACT He had two Victorian style dresses in the personal collection of Charles Saatchi in 1997.

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Currently, Yinka Shonibare is 61 years old. His next birthday is away. Yinka will celebrate his 62nd birthday on a Thursday, August 9th. He shares a birthday with everyone who was born on August 9, 1962. Below is the countdown to his next birthday.


Yinka Shonibare’s zodiac sign is Leo. People born between the dates of July 23rd and August 22nd belong to the fifth sign in the zodiac, Leo. Leos are known for being generous, self-confident, and determined. Libra is the most compatible sign for Leos.

Famous Leos celebrities are Madonna, Barack Obama, Kobe Bryant, Kylie Jenner, Coco Chanel, Lil Yachty, Mila Kunis, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Hemsworth, and Jennifer Lawrence. Leo ruling planet is Sun. Astrologically, Sun represents hope, life, and the force that drives you to seek the highest expression of yourself.

Yinka Shonibare was born in the Year of the Tiger. Tiger represents power and is considered the king of all beasts in Chinese culture. People born in the Year of the Tiger are outspoken, authoritative, have strong leadership qualities, and courageous. They can also sometimes be aggressive, arrogant, short-tempered, and anxious.

This year is the Year of the Rabbit.

DID YOU KNOW United States life expectancy is about 78.5 years.

Yinka Shonibare is a 61 years old Conceptual Artist, born in August, in the Year of the Tiger (1962), and is a Leo. His life path number is 8. Yinka’s birthstone is Peridot and Sardonyx, and his birth flower is Gladiolus.


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