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
Tanzania

Past Exhibitions

Turner Prize 2017

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

Solo Shows

2012
Moments that Matter/ Cultural Olympiad Harris Museum & Art Gallery

2011
Tailor Striker Singer Dandy Platt Hall Museum of Costume, Manchester Galleries

2010
Jelly Mould Pavilions, Sudley House, Liverpool and Liverpool Museums

2008
Kangas and Other Stories, Peg Alston Gallery, New York

2007
Talking On Corners Speaking In Tongue, Harris Museum &Art Gallery, Preston

2007
Swallow Hard The Lancaster Dinner Service, Judges Lodgings, Lancaster

Group Shows

2017
The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, The Times

2014
Gwangju Biennale, 10th Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House

2013
Keywords, Iniva London

2012
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