His work addresses a range of historical, cultural and socio-political subject areas, often using a satirical approach. His first one-person exhibition, Goto, Photographs 1971-1981, was held at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, in 1981. Other solo shows include Terezin, Raab Gallery, Berlin, 1988.
The Scar, Manchester City Museum and Art Gallery, 1993.
The Commissar of Space, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1998. Loss of Face, Tate Britain, London, 2002.
High Summer, The British Academy, London, 2005. Dreams of Jelly Roll, Freud Museum, London, 2012.
Goto was Artist-in-Residence at Kettle’s Yard/ University of Cambridge, 1988-1989.
Books include Ukadia, published to coincide with a solo exhibition at Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, 2003, and Lovers’ Rock, which is a series of portraits made in 1977 by Goto, of young British Afro-Caribbeans.