Lubaina Himid speaks about her career as an artist and a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement in the 1980s
On the eve of her solo exhibitions at Spike Island, Nottingham Contemporary and Modern Art Oxford, and to coincide with her piece in the January/February issue of frieze, Lubaina Himid speaks about her historic career as an artist and a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement in the 1980s. Himid will be joined by Sam Thorne, Director of Nottingham Contemporary.
Lubaina Himid is an artist based in Preston, UK. In 2017, she will have solo exhibitions at Spike Island, Bristol (January–March) and Modern Art Oxford (January–April). Her work is included in the group show ‘The Place Is Here’ at Nottingham Contemporary, until April, and will feature in the Folkestone Triennial in August. A publication with Bookworks, London, will be published in March as part of the Hull City of Culture Freedom Festival. In October, Himid will curate an exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Sam Thorne is Director of Nottingham Contemporary. He is also a contributing editor and columnist at frieze. His book, School: A Recent History of Self-Organised Art Education, will be published by Sternberg Press in March. He is the co-curator, with Nick Aikens, of the exhibition ‘The Place Is Here’ (4 Feb–30 Apr 2017), at Nottingham Contemporary, which includes a number of works by Lubaina Himid.
Lead image: Lubaina Himid, Never Sleep Inside the Invisible (detail). Courtesy: the artist and Hollybush Gardens © Lubaina Himid; photograph: Andy Keate