Awarding the honorary doctorate, the presentation address by Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, Professor Griselda Pollock, began “Lubaina Himid is now hailed as one of the most important and internationally admired artists of our day. Winner of the Turner Prize in 2017, she was fêted in 2018 as the star of Art Basel, and featured in the critical success of the Berlin Biennial. Her first solo show in the USA has just opened at the prestigious New Museum in New York.”
Read the full address here: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130509/honorary_graduates/715/lubaina_himid
Turner Prize winning artist, Professor Lubaina Himid, was honoured with one of higher education’s most prestigious awards alongside undergraduates at our School’s graduation ceremony on 22 July 2019.
Professor Himid is one of six leading figures from the worlds of science, the arts and industry to be the recipient of an honorary degree from Leeds this summer.