Yinka Shonibare is a self-proclaimed ‘post-cultural hybrid’, growing up between London and Lagos. From this position, he explores cultural identity, race and authenticity through a number of media such as photography, sculpture and installation. He is notorious for playing with and subverting cultural stereotypes, and for identifying rich and often complex cultural tropes such as African batik and the space race. Sometimes he is the protagonist of his own image, toying with the position of the modern and contemporary artist but more importantly exploring the complex and conflicting paradigms evident in history and politics. Tonight he speaks to the poet and playwright Bonnie Greer about his work, part of which can been seen in the Turner Prize 2004 exhibition. Part of Gordon’s® Turner Prize Talks. In association with The Guardian.