Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili (b. 1968) was educated at the Royal College of Art and now lives and works in Trinidad, as also does his fellow-artist Peter Doig. Ofili came to prominence in the early 1990s with richly orchestrated paintings combining rippling dots of paint, drifts of glitter, collaged images and controversially incorporating elephant dung, a bricolage reflecting a particular sensitivity to wider African themes arising from his Nigerian heritage. He won the Turner Prize in 1998. For nearly three decades Ofili has regularly exhibited at major institutions, including Tate Britain, London (2010), the New Museum in New York (2014), and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, RSA (opened 2017). Recent commissions include a tapestry for the National Gallery, London (2017); a site-specific mural for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2017), and an installation for the new Institute of Contemporary Art building in Miami (2019).