Lubaina Himid

born 1954

Lubaina Himid is a British artist of Tanzanian descent. For over 30 years she has been creating radical feminist and anti-colonial works, focusing on issues of race, gender, migration, and representation of the black body. In 2017 she received the prestigious Turner Prize, both the oldest winner (63 at the time) and the first black woman in history to receive the award. In the 1980s Himid belonged to Black British Artists, a radical art movement in the UK of artists of immigrant origins.

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