Activities 2022

During the activity period 2 June–25 September guided tours/introductions were held daily at 1 pm, free of charge, in Swedish or English.

All visitors received the PREKS catalogue and selected art magazines.

Inauguration 8 June

H.R.H. Prince Daniel, the British Ambassador Mrs Judith Gough, the Ambassador of Nigeria in Stockholm Mr B.B Hamman, Sara Sandström and Yinka Shonibare CBE were speakers at the inauguration ceremony on 2 June at 1 pm 2022.

Artist talk 1 June

In connection with the inauguration of Yinka Shonibare CBE’s public sculpture Wind Sculpture in Bronze I on Djurgården, a public conversation was held with Yinka Shonibare CBE, Lena Essling, curator at the Moderna Museet, and Sara Sandström, executive director of the Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation. Watch and listen to the entire conversation here.

Photo: Samuel Voight Lind.

Artist talk 31 May

At the press preview on May 31, an artist conversation took place between Yinka Shonibare CBE and the foundation’s executive director, Sara Sandström.

Photo: Jan Watteus

Symposium 1 september

Based on Yinka Shonibare CBE’s art and themes, the National Museum arranged a symposium on 1 September 2022, consisting of lectures and panel discussions with representatives from the Museum of Ethnography, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Museum of Modern Art and the Magazine III Museum of Contemporary Art.

Dansperformance – Captured Moments

In connection with the inauguration of Yinka Shonibare CBE’s public sculpture Wind Sculpture in Bronze I at Djurgården, Yinka Shonibare CBE came to Moderna Museet on 1 June for a public conversation with Lena Essling, curator of Moderna Museet and Sara Sandström, Executive Director of the Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation. Watch the artist talk here.

After the conversation a dance performance by choreographer Joakim Stephenson premiered, inspired by Shonibare’s work Wind Sculpture in Bronze I.


The performace resulted in Captured Moments, produced by Palle Lindqvist,  recorded at Drottningholms Slottsteater and broadcasted on SVT.

Captured Moments

Trailer for the film versionen of Captured Moments

2022, 7 min.
Dance performance, film.

Coreography: Joakim Stephenson
Dancers: Arina Trostyanetskaya & Brittanie Brown
Composer: Jonas Bohlin
Choir leader: John-Erik Eleby
Costume design: Anna Kjellsdotter
Film: Palle Lindqvist

The dance performance has been made possible thanks to contributions from the Veronica and Lars Bane Foundation, Johan and Hanna Thorell.

Captured Moments was awarded silver at Screen Dance festival in April 2023 and was shown at American Dance Film Festival in North Carolina, June 2023.

The costumes have been donated to Moderna Museet and are now a part of their collections.

Parallell exhibitions


In the new extension Liljevalchs +, three films by Yinka Shonibare CBE where the artist has worked on redesigning famous works of art or historical events were shown. The first one takes us to Gustav III’s famous masquerade ball, the second is based on the famous ballet Swan Lake and the last on an aria from the opera La Traviata. Read more here

Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art

The group exhibition Elective Affinities shown at Magazine III includes three works by Yinka Shonibare CBE.

Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet displayed Yinka Shonibare CBE’s sculpture Vasa Ship from 2004 in the museum’s foyer. Vasa is the oldest preserved ship from the 17th century, a century of trade lines, world voyages, colonialism and – foremost – the slave trade. In his replica of the boasting ship, Shonibare connects historical and global threads across oceans and continents and recalls Sweden’s role in the world and the world’s role in Sweden.

Scholarship and public art

Yinka Shonibare CBE has made a permanent decoration in a classroom at the Stockholm School of Economics. In addition, a Shonibare scholarship has been established, which the school’s students are able to apply for to travel and spend a month at the Yinka Shonibare Foundation’s residence in Lagos or Ijebu in Nigeria.