Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid MBE (b. 1954, Zanzibar, Tanzania) is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. Himid attended the Wimbledon College of Art and  the Royal College of Art. Her work investigates historical representations of the people of African diaspora and highlights the importance of their cultural contribution to the contemporary landscape. Himid was one of the pioneers of the Black Art movement in the 1980’s which offered a forum for black artists exploring the social and political issues surrounding black history and identity. Selected solo exhibtions include: Hollybush Gardens, London (2013); Moments that Matter/ Cultural Olympiad, Harris Museum & Art Gallery (2012); Tailor Singer Striker Dandy, Manchester Art Gallery, Platt Hall Museum of Costume, Manchester (2011); Jelly Mould Pavilions, Sudley House Liverpool and Liverpool Museums, Liverpool (2010); and Kangas and Other Stories, Peg Alston Gallery, New York (2008). Selected group exhibtions include: Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); Keywords, International Institute for Visual Art, London (2013); Cotton: Global Threads- Kangas From The Lost Sample Book, Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester (2013); Migrations, Tate Britain, London (2012); Thin Black Line(s), Tate Britain, London (2011); Hunter Gatherer, Project Space, Leeds (2011); and Northern Art Prize, Jelly Pavilions, Leeds Art Gallery (2011). Himid’s work can be found in many public collections including Tate; The Victoria & Albert Museum; Arts Council England; Manchester Art Gallery, The International Slavery Museum, Liverpool; The Walker Art Gallery; Birmingham City Art Gallery; New Hall Cambridge; and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Last updated: 05.03.2015