Honorary degree awarded to Professor Lubaina Himid

Issue date: 20 July 2018


Lubaina Himid

UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Professor Lubaina Himid in recognition of her contribution to British contemporary art and advocacy of Black artists and their creativity.

The honorary degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at Bristol Cathedral on Friday 20 July at 14:00.

Lubaina Himid is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire; living and working in Preston. During the past 30 years she has exhibited widely, both in Britain and internationally, with solo shows that include Modern Art Oxford, Tate St Ives, St Jorgens Museum in Bergen, Spike Island Bristol, and MRAC Languedoc Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées Sérignan France, Gwangju Biennale 2014 and Berlin Biennale 2018. Lubaina represented Britain at the 5th Havana Biennale and has shown work at the Studio Museum in New York.

Lubaina's work can be found in public collections including Tate Britain, the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Whitworth Art gallery, Arts Council England, Manchester Art Gallery, The International Slavery Museum Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery, Birmingham City Art Gallery, Bolton Art Gallery, New Hall Cambridge and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery Preston.

Lubaina has been awarded a CBE and won the 2017 Turner Prize.

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