Selected Solo Exhibitions


2016 El Anatsui, Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015 El Anatsui – Selected Works, October Gallery, London, UK
El Anatsui Of Dzi, Kunstbanken Hedmark, Kunstsenter, Hamar, Norway
2014 New World, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Mount Holyoke, MA, USA
El Anatsui: Trains Of Thought, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
El Anatsui: Playing With Chance, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria
2012 Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Brooklyn Museum, Brookyln, NY, USA
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, Des Moines Art Center, IA, USA
Broken Bridge II, The High Line, New York, NY, USA
2011 El Anatsui, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, USA
2010 El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa, organised by the Museum for African Art, New York, NY, USA
2009 El Anatsui, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO, USA
Chance Encounters: Seven Contemporary Artists from Africa, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India
2008 Earth Growing Roots, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
2006 Asi, David Krut Projects, New York, USA, in collaboration with October Gallery, London, UK
2005 Danudo: Recent Sculptures of El Anatsui, Skoto Gallery in collaboration with Contemporary African Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2003 El Anatsui: Gawu, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, UK
2002 New Works, October Gallery, London, UK
1998 A Sculpted History of Africa, October Gallery, London, UK
1997 Hakpa, French Cultural Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
1995 El Anatsui: Sculptures and Reliefs, October Gallery, London, UK
1991 Old and New: An Exhibition of Sculpture in Assorted Wood, National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria
1987 Venovize: Ceramic Sculpture by El Anatsui, Faculty of Art and Design Gallery, Cornwall College, Redruth, UK
Pieces of Wood: An Exhibition of Mural Sculpture, The Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, Nigeria
1982 Sculptures, Photographs, Drawings, Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria
1980 Wood Carvings, Cummington Community of Arts, Cummington, MA, USA
1979 Broken Pots: Sculpture by El Anatsui, British Council, Enugu, Nigeria
1976 Wooden Wall Plaques, Asele Art Gallery, Nsukka, Nigeria


Selected Group Exhibitions


2017 Domestic Alien, Gazelli Art House Baku, Azerbaijan
2016 Marrakech Biennale 6: Not New Now, Marrakech, Morocco
Of a Different Nature, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2015 Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona [CCCB], Spain
Us Is Them, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH, USA
The Contemporary 2: Who interprets the world? 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Africa Africans, Museum Afro Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
247th Summer Exhibition, 2015 Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Re: Purposed, The John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, State Art Museum of Florida, Florida State University, Sarasota, FL, USA
PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
2014 246th Summer Exhibition,Royal Academy, London, UK
Mise En Scène, The School – Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY, USA
The Art Of Our Time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collections, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
2013 245th Summer Exhibition, installation of sculpture on the façade of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Chosen, 5 Beekman Street, New York, NY, USA
Brodsky Center Gala 2013: Honoring El Anatsui and Alexandre Arrechea, Cedar Lake Theatre, New York, NY, USA
ArtZuid 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Masters of the Transvangarde, October Gallery, London, UK
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA
2012 El Gran Sur, 1st Montevideo Biennial, Montevideo, Uruguay
All Our Relations, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Intense Proximity, Paris Triennial 2012, Palais de Tokyo/ Musée Galliera, Paris, France
Dialogues, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
We Face Forward, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (Façade of the Burlington House)
2011 Environment and Object: Recent African Art, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, New York, NY, USA
Environment and Object: Recent African Art, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT, USA
Architectural Environments for Tomorrow: New Spatial Practices in Architecture and Art,
ARS 11, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Hunters and Gatherers: The Art of Assemblage, Sotheby’s, New York, NY, USA
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA


Public Collections


Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, USA
Asele Institute, Nimo, Anambra State, Nigeria
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA
The British Museum, London, UK
The Broad, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C., USA
Clarks International Art Collection, Somerset, UK
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
Des Moines Art Centre, IA, USA
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA
Diamond Bank of Nigeria, Victoria Island, Lagos
Embassy of Ghana, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
French Cultural Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
Ghana National Art Collection, Accra, Ghana
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hammerhill Collection, Hellebaek, Helsingor, Denmark
High Museum or Art, Atlanta, GA, USA
Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH, USA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN, USA
Jordan National Gallery of Art, Amman, Jordan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
Missoni, Milan, Italy
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Novartis Campus, Basel, Switzerland
The National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, Nigeria
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, USA
Osaka Foundation of Culture, Osaka, Japan
Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, USA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Tate Modern, London, UK
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, USA
The World Bank Art Collection, Washington, D.C., USA