Lubaina Himid MBE

Lubaina Himid’s 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.

She has participated at an international level in exhibitions, publications and conferences, recently co- curating Thin Black Line(s) at Tate Britain. Though she is known as a painter, recently her work has engaged with museum collections in which she has creatively interrogated the history and representation of the African diaspora and looked at the role of museums in discussion around cultural histories.

She celebrates black creativity and the recognition of cultural contribution.