Lubaina Himid studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art and an M.A in Cultural History at the Royal College of Art. She is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. She makes paintings, prints, drawings and installations which celebrate Black creativity and the people of the African diaspora while challenging institutional invisibility. She references the slave industry and its legacies, and addresses the hidden and neglected cultural contribution made by real but forgotten people. She won the Turner Prize 2017

Lubaina Himid
Lubaina Himid
Zanzibar, 1954

Current Exhibitions

26 Jun — 06 Oct
Turner Prize–winning British artist Lubaina Himid is having her first solo show in the US at the New Museum. In her practice, the artist explores issues of colonialism and question the invisibility of people of color in art and...

Past Exhibitions

Turner Prize 2017

Ferens Art Gallery 26/09/2017 — 07/01/2018

Solo Shows

Moments that Matter/ Cultural Olympiad Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Tailor Striker Singer Dandy Platt Hall Museum of Costume, Manchester Galleries

Jelly Mould Pavilions, Sudley House, Liverpool and Liverpool Museums

Kangas and Other Stories, Peg Alston Gallery, New York

Talking On Corners Speaking In Tongue, Harris Museum &Art Gallery, Preston

Swallow Hard The Lancaster Dinner Service, Judges Lodgings, Lancaster

Group Shows

The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, The Times

Gwangju Biennale, 10th Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House

Keywords, Iniva London

Cotton Global Threads, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Zanzibar Country of birth: Tanzania Date of birth: 1954 Lives in: Preston, UK