Biography

Lubaina Himid (born 1954) is a British contemporary artist and curator. She is a professor of contemporary art at the University of Central Lancashire in the north-west of England. Her art focuses on themes of cultural history and reclaiming identities.

Himid was one of the first artists involved in the UK's Black Art movement in the 1980s and continues to create activist art which is shown in galleries in Britain, as well as worldwide. Himid was appointed MBE in June 2010 for "services to black women's art", and won the Turner Prize in 2017.

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Interview

Lubaina Himid in Conversation

Watch Lubaina Himid in conversation with Tate Director Maria Balshaw

Podcast

The Art of Failure

What does it mean to fail, and how can it lead to success? We hear the human stories behind art ...

Podcast

The Art of Belonging

What does it mean to belong? Artists, writers and poets explore the human stories behind art and belonging

TateShots

Lubaina Himid: ‘I’m a painter and a cultural activist’

The British artist explores ideas around black British representation and identity

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Outset and Tate present: Lubaina Himid

Artist Lubaina Himid on her work The Carrot Piece – 1985

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