Donald Rodney (1961 – 1998) was a leading figure in Britain’s BLK Art Group and one of the most innovative and versatile artists of his generation. Rodney chose to incorporate his medical condition of sickle cell anaemia in his artistic practice, using it as a metaphor of Black emasculation and racial stereotyping. His work also highlighted the socio-political condition of Britain of the 80s/90s, post-colonialism and globalisation.
Solo shows include: Donald Rodney in Retrospect (iniva – 2008), Reimaging Donald Rodney (Vivid Projects – 2016)
Group shows include: Civic Duty (Cell Project - 2019) Within and Without: Body Image and the Self (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – 2018) The Place is Here (Nottingham Contemporary – 2017).