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British artist Yinka Shonibare is of Nigerian descent, and one of contemporary art’s most influential artists. His brilliant works candidly portray the sordid shadow of colonial history. He was part of the Young British Artists and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2004. In fact, Shonibare has been selected twice to represent the African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.He is an inspiration to many, overcoming a physical disability to create his work.

Shonibare observes society and history with new perspective, reinterpreting ideas in his own style. In this episode of Brilliant Ideas presented by Bloomberg and Hyundai, meet the artist who’s reach effectively spans from Africa to the United Kingdom in inspiring future artists.

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