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Painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, A Passion Like No Other, 2012. Collection Lonti Ebers © Courtesy of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Fly In League With The Night

3.7 – 19.9 2021


Opens in 16 days

Welcome to the first major retrospective exhibition of British artist and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The exhibition ”Fly In League With The Night” features around 80 paintings and the presentation spans over the artist’s entire career – from her graduation show at the Royal Academy Schools in London in 2003 to the present day.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977) makes figurative paintings based on a variety of source material.  Working in oil on canvas or coarse linen, developing a language through mark-making, colour, scale, and composition has been central to the development of her practice. The characters she constructs are suggestions of people created of the artist’s memories and imagination, and influenced by images, drawings, and photographs.  The intentionally ambiguous characters seem to exist in a timeless state where the past, present and future converge, and their individual narratives are left to be constructed by the beholders.

Curators Tate Britain: Andrea Schlieker, Director of Exhibitions and Displays, Isabella Maidment, Curator
Curator Moderna Museet: Matilda Olof-Ors, Curator

Visitor information


Pre-booked tickets is required for all visitors – including children and other groups who have free admission. More information about ticket purchases

Admission: 150 kr
Reduced admission: 120 kr (for seniors and students)

Free admission for those 18 and under and Friends of Moderna Museet.

The exhibition is on the 4th floor


Painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tie The Temptress To The Trojan, 2018. Collection of Michael Bertrand, Toronto © Courtesy of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Photo: Marcus Leith
Painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, In Lieu Of Keen Virtue, 2017. Private collection © Courtesy of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Photo: Marcus Leith

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