Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid MBE (b. 1954, Zanzibar, Tanzania) is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. Studied at 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 social and political issues surrounding black history and identity. Select 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). Select 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). Her work is held in public collections including Tate; The Victoria & Albert Museum; The Whitworth Art Gallery; Arts Council England; Manchester Art Gallery; The International Slavery Museum Liverpool; The British Council; The Walker Art Gallery Liverpool; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Rochdale Art Gallery; Oldham Art Gallery; Birmingham City Art Gallery; Bolton Art Gallery; New Hall Cambridge; and The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston. She is represented by Hollybush Gardens Gallery, London.

Last updated: 16.02.2017

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