The Royal Academy of Arts has elected three new Royal Academicians: Michael Armitage, in the category of Painting, Peter Barber, in the category of Architecture, and Ryan Gander, in the category of Sculpture. In addition, professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and Hisham Matar were elected as Honorary Fellows. This all took place at a recent General Assembly meeting.
New Royal Academicians
Michael Armitage, RA Elect (Category of Membership: Painting)
Michael Armitage was born in 1984 in Nairobi, Kenya. He works between Nairobi and London. He received his BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2007) and has a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London (2010).
In September 2020, Armitage opened a solo exhibition, Paradise Edict, at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, toured to the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in May 2021. The exhibition included a collaborative project with the Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute, a non-profit platform that Armitage is developing with Ayako Bertolli’s director. While in Germany, Armitage was awarded the 6th Ruth Baumgarte…