Lubaina Himid Zoom lecture

Date and time
2 December 2020 at 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Type of event

It is an honor to announce that Lubaina Himid will be the first artist to present in the Fine Art department 2020-2021 lecture series.

Lubaina Himid will join us on Zoom on Wednesday 2nd December at 18:00:

Lubaina Himid (b. Zanzibar, 1954) lives and works in Preston, UK. For more than four decades Himid has created paintings, drawings and installations that uncover and celebrate marginalised histories, figures, and forms cultural expression. Her work frequently references art history and the so-called canon as a means to address the invisibility of the black body in the Western pictorial tradition. Countering such selective histories and narratives, her work presents stories, characters and voices through vibrant colours, lively forms, rich imagery, and diverse references from poetry and other art forms. Himid’s painting practice frequently moves beyond the wall-based work onto a variety of surfaces and objects, including newspaper, furniture, and tableware, as well as life-size cutouts figures imbued with performative potential.

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. 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. Himid is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire.

If you can not attend live, the lecture will be recorded and available on Konstfack's website shortly after the event.

Next in the series: Amy Sillman, Thursday 17 December 2020, at 18:00


Department of Fine Art