2014

EARTH MATTERS: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., 2014

PROGRAM BRIEF FOR MA ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE
Richmond, the American International Magazine, London
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2013

GLOBAL ART 14: Your Essential Guide to London’s Most Exciting Art Fair
‘Spend for the Love of It; Not Even a House in Knightsbridge Increases in Years’ Pg. 13, 2nd March, 2013

ART & TEXTILES: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2013

THROUGH THE EYES OF TEXAS: Masterworks from Alumni Collections
Blanton Museum of Arts, University of Austin, Texas, 2013

 

2012

1ST MONTEVIDEO BIENNIAL: The Great South
Fundacion Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay, 2012

18TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY: All Our Relations
Biennale of Sydney Ltd., Australia, 2012

DIALOGUES WITH CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE MUSEUM COLLECTION
Setagaya Art Museum, 2012

THE WORLD BELONGS TO YOU:A François Pinault Foundation Exhibition
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 2012

 

2011

HUNTERS AND GATHERERS: The Art of Assemblage
A Selling Exhibition, 2011

LO SPLENDORE DELLA VERITA: La bellezza della Carita, Omaggio degli artistia a Benedetto XVI per il 60o di Sacerdozio
Cultura e Libreria Editrice Vaticana (Pontifical Council Of Culture and Libreria), Editrice Vaticana, 2011

AFRICA INTERWEAVE: Textile Diasporas
The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, 2011

CONTEMPORARY ART FROM AFRICA: Seeking for a Site Where Multiple Narratives Can Coexist
2011

EL ANATSUI: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa
Museum for African Art, New York

 

2010
Textiles: OU FRAGMENT DE L’HISTOIRE D’UNE COLLECTION
Fondation Blachere, Centre d’Art, France, 2010

EL ANATSUI: Gli (Wall)
Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX, 2010

A FATEFUL JOURNEY: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui
The Yomiuri Shimbun, the Japan Association of Art Museums, 2010

 

2009

3 MOSCOW BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Moscow Biennale Art Foundation, the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, 2009

HOMECOMING
Lily Sefa-Boakye Collection, 2009

GHANAIN EXPATRIATE ARTISTS EXHIBITION
Artists Alliance Gallery Accra, Ghana, 2009

 

2008

RECYCLING
Kunsbanken, Hedmark Kunstsenter, Hamar August, 2008

SECOND LIVES: Remixing the Ordinary
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2008

WORLD HISTORIES
Des Moines Art Center, 2008

UN/FAIR TRADE
Nene Galerie Graz am Landemuseum Joanneum, Graz
Springer Wien, New York, 2008

SPARKS! The William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 2008

ART/UNLIMITED
Prolitteris, Zurich, 2008

EL JUEGO AFRICANO DE LO CONTEMPORANEO: Pre-figuraciones Postcoloniales, Museo de Arte
Contemporáneo Unión Fenosa (MACUF), A Coruña, Spain
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Union Fenosa, Spain, 2008

EL JUEGO AFRICANO DE LO CONTEMPORANEO
Jean Mare Patras Galerie, Paris, 2008

THE ESSENTIAL ART OF AFRICAN TEXTILES/DESIGN WITHOUT END
by Alisa Lagamma & Christine Gwntini
The Metropolitan Museum of Art & New Haven, New York
Yale University Press, London, 2008

 

2007

ART IN ACTION: NATURE, CREATIVITY & OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE
Earth Aware Editions, San Rafael August, 2007

ARTEMPO: Where Time Becomes Art
Axel Vervoordt in association with Ghent, Gravenwezel, 2007
Musei Civici Veneziani, 2007

BOY’S CRAFT
Haifa Museum of Art, 2007

ART FOR AIDS/ART CARTE
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 2007

SHARJAH BIENNIAL 8: STILLLIFE – ART, ECOLOGY & THE POLITICS OF CHANGE
Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, 2007

LIVING MASTERS: An Exhibition of the Works of Abayomi Barber, Bisi Fakeye, Bruce Onobrakpeya, David Dale, El Anatsui, Isiaka Osunde, Kolade Oshinowo, Muriana Oyelami and Yusuf Grillo
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Mydrim Gallery, Lagos, 2007

THE VENICE BIENNALE: 52ND INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION
Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind: Art in the Present
Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, 2007

 

2006

THE MISSING PEACE: ARTISTS & THE DALAI LAMA
Earth Aware, San Raphael California, 2006

IN-RETE, XVI MOSTRA INTERNATIONALE D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
2006 Miniartextilcomo
A.M.I.C.I. and Dodi Lemos, Milan, 2006

 

2005

AFRICA REMIX: CONTEMPORARY ART OF A CONTINENT
Hayward Gallery, London, 2005

THE WORLD OF INTERIORS
Africa’s New Spirit by Nigel Barley
March, 2005

IN THE MAKING: MATERIALS AND PROCESS
Michael Stevenson, Capetown, 2005

AFRICA REMIX: CONTEMPORARY ART OF A CONTINENT
Hayward Gallery, London, 2005

 

2004

GWANGJU BIENNALE, 2004
Gwangju Biennale Foundation
2004

 

2003

BIENNALE OF CERAMICS IN CONTEMPORARY ART (2nd Edition)
Attese, Milan, 2003

TRANSFORTS: AFRICALIO 03
Exhibitions International Afrikalia, Brussels,
2003

EL ANATSUI: GAWU
Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, 2003

 

2001

AFRICAS: EL ARTISTA Y LA AUDAD UN VIAJE Y UNA EXPOSICION
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona,
2001

AFRICAS: THE ARTISTS AND THE CITY
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
May 29 – September 11, 2001

BIENNALE DI CERAMICA NELL’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA 1 EDITION
The Happy Face of Globalization
Attese Onlus, Albisssola, 2001

 

2000

MESSAGERS DE LA TERRE
El Anatsui by Gerard Houghton
Espace d’Art Contemporain, Paris,
2000

EL TIEMPO DE AFRICA
El Hiro de la Historia by Simon Njami
Las Palmas: Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno,
2000

LES CHAMPS DE LA SCULPTURE 2000: El Anatsui’s Ancient Wall
Le Musees de la Ville de Paris,
2000

 

1999

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK: IMAGES WORK IN AFRICA
Galerie 37, Kunst im Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Frankfurt,
1999

 

1998

OSAKA TRIENNALE (SCULPTURE) 1998: 9th International Contemporary Art Competition
Osaka Foundation of Culture/Osaka Prefectural Government, Japan, 1998

A SCULPTED HISTORY OF AFRICA
October Gallery, London
May 13 – July 18, 1998

THE POETICS OF LINE: SEVEN ARTISTS OF THE NSUKKA GROUP
Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
October 22, 1997-April 26, 1998

 

1996

AKA ’96
Bona Gallery, Enugu, May 3 – 11, 1996
Signature Gallery, Lagos, May 30 – June 8, 1996

CONTAINER 96, KOPENHAVEN KULTUR BY FOND ’96
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996

 

1995

THE RIGHT TO HOPE
Earthscan Publications, London, 1995

AFRICUS: 1ST JOHANNESBURG BIENNALE
Nigeria: Art in the Shadow by Chika Okeke Transitional Metropolitan Council, Johannesburg, 1995

OSAKA TRIENNALE 1995: 6th International Contemporary Art Competition
Osaka Foundation of Culture/Osaka Prefectural Government, Japan, 1995

CONFIGURA 2: Dialog Der Kulturen
Efurt: Configura-Projekt, 1995

10th AKA: A Decade in Furtherance of the Arts
Bona Gallery, Enugu, May, 1995
Didi Museum, Lagos, June, 1995

AN INSIDE STORY: African Art of our Time Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, 1995

SEVEN STORIES ABOUT MODERN ART IN AFRICA
White Chapel Art Gallery, London, 1995

EL ANATSUI
October Gallery, London, September 14 – October 21, 1995

 

1994

AKA ’94
Bona Gallery, Enugu
Didi Museum Lagos, 1994

 

1993

NEW CURRENTS ’93: Avant Garde Nigerian Art
Didi Museum, Lagos, November, 1993

AKA ’93
Bona Gallery, Enugu, May 3-6, 1993
Didi Museum, Lagos, May 11-90, 1993

 

1992

KLIMA GLOBAL/ARTE AMAZONAS
Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1992
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany, 1993
Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany, 1994

BEGEGNUNG MIT DEN ANDEREN
Kassel: Projektgruppe Stoffwechsel
Pgs. 257, 265, 1992

AKA ’92
Bona Gallery, Enugu
May 7-16, 1992
Didi Museum, Lagos, June, 1992

 

1991

SCULPTOR’S GUILD OF NIGERIA: INAUGURAL EXHIBITION
Murtala Mohammed Park, Enugu
December 2-23, 1991

AKA ’91
Bona Gallery, Enugu, May 2-16, 1991
National Museum, Lagos, June 22 – July 5, 1991

WORKS BY A GROUP OF AFRICAN ARTISTS
The World Bank Art Society, Washington DC
May 20-June 21, 1991

OLD AND NEW: EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES IN ASSORTED WOOD BY EL ANATSUI
National Museum, Lagos
23rd March – 6th April, 1991

 

1990

AKA ’90
Hotel Presidential, Enugu, April 26-May 18, 1990
Goethe-Institut, Lagos, July 4-17, 1990

DIMENSIONE FUTURO: L’ARTISTA E LO SPAZIO: CATALOGO GENERAL 1990: XLIV EXPOSIZIONE INTERNATIONALE D’ARTE: LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
44th Venice Biennale exhibition edited by Marie-George Gervasoni
Edizioni Biennale (Milan), 1990

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ARTISTS: CHANGING TRADITION: El Anatsui, Youssouf Bath, Ablade Glover, Tapfuma Gutsa, Rosemary Karuga, Souleymane Keita, Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Henry Munyaradzi, Bruce Onobrakpeya
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, January, 1990
Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, Philadelphia July-September, 1990
Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago January-March, 1991

 

1989

AKA ‘89
Hotel Presidential, Enugu, April, 1989
National Gallery of Art, Lagos June /July, 1989

 

1988

WALLS AND GATES
Avant Garde Gallery, Kaduna, November, 1988

ANATSUI, EL & NDUBISI ONAH IN AN EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES IN WOOD: Thoughts and Process
Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, November, 1988

AKA ’88
Nigerian Union of Journalists Press Centre, Enugu, April, 1988

Contemporary Art Gallery, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, May, 1988

National Gallery of Art, Lagos, June, 1988

 

1987

AKA ’87
Hotel Presidential, Enugu, April/May, 1987
National Gallery of Art, Lagos, July, 1987

PIECES OF WOOD
Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos,
February, 1987

VENOVIZE: CERAMIC SCULPTURE BY EL ANATSUI, GHANA, INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
Faculty of Art & Design, Cornwall College of Further & Higher Education, Redruth, England, February, 1987

 

1986

AKA ’86
French Centre/Ministry of Education, Enugu,
April, 1986

Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos
May, 1986

 

1983

FOUR CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ARTISTS
Mintec Galleries, Port Harcourt, 1983

 

1982

SCULPTURES, PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS
Goethe Institute, Lagos, 1982

 

1979

BROKEN POTS
British Council, Enugu, 1979

 

1976

ASELE ART GALLERY EXHIBITION I:Wooden Wall Plaques by El Anatsui
Asele Art Gallery, Nsukka February, 1976

 

1975

DYED FABRIC WALLHANGINGS, BURNT-SCORCHED WOODEN WALL PLAQUES
Institute of African Studies Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, May, 1975