1968 Manchester – lives in Port of Spain/Trinidad
Chris Ofili is born and raised in the UK and comes from a family of Nigerian descent. From 1987 to 1988, he studies art at the Tameside College of Technology, at the Chelsea School of Art and receives his master’s degree from the Royal Academy. During an exchange programme in 1992, he studies at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin for one year. His early works show influences from artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georg Baselitz. During a six-week study visit to Zimbabwe in 1992 he studies cave painting there.