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 Ofili, Chris (1968 - )
UK

The Adoration of Captain Shit and the Legend of the Black Stars, 1998

Mixed media;
182.8 x 129.9 cm
Young British Art

UID 102-412



Biography

British painter who was awarded the Turner Prize in 1998. Chris Ofili's painting combines several media and uses unusual materials: paint, beads, collaged elements, glitter dots and - the most unconventional - elephant dung. Ofili's images are playful and discordant, they forge a connection between his English art school training and his African ancestry and between black urban culture and the artist's experience of Zimbabwe. Ofili uses personal imagery to draw attention to cultural issues.



Exhibitions

Carnegie International 1999/2000
Carnegie Museum of Art, USA
06-11-1999 ~ 26-03-2000

The Berardo Collection - A Voyage through the 20th Century
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
04-12-2004 ~ 30-04-2005

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo)
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Spain
29-06-2006 ~ 26-11-2006

Não te Posso Ver Nem Pintado
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
15-09-2008 ~ 10-05-2009

Tudo o que é Sólido
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
07-06-2010 ~ 12-09-2010


Bibliography

Carnegie International 1999/2000, 1999
Published by Carnegie Museum of Art

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo), 2006
Published by Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza
ISBN 8495892529







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