Tate Modern Exhibition

Lubaina Himid

painted portrait of a man wearing a turquoise shirt placed inside a wooden drawer

Lubaina Himid Man in A Shirt Drawer 2017–18 © Lubaina Himid 

A theatrical exhibition by the Turner Prize winning artist and cultural activist

This large-scale exhibition will debut recent work and include selected highlights from Lubaina Himid’s influential career. Taking inspiration from her interest in theatre, the exhibition will unfold in a sequence of scenes designed to place visitors centre-stage and backstage.

Initially trained in theatre design, Himid is known for her innovative approaches to painting and to social engagement. She has been pivotal in the UK since the 1980s for her contributions to the British Black arts movement, making space for the expression and recognition of Black experience and women’s creativity. Over the last decade, she has earned international recognition for her figurative paintings, which explore overlooked and invisible aspects of history and of contemporary everyday life. In 2017 she was awarded the Turner Prize and in 2018 she was bestowed with the honorary title of CBE for her contributions to the arts.

Exhibition organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne/Plateforme 10

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


25 November 2021 – 3 July 2022

  • Timed tickets must be booked before visiting
  • All visitors including Members need to book a ticket


Free with ticket for Members

Booking and ticket prices will be announced

Supported by

John J. Studzinski CBE

With additional support from

The Lubaina Himid Exhibition Supporters Circle:

Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman
Bob Rennie

Tate Americas Foundation

and Tate Patrons

We recommend