painted portrait of a man wearing a turquoise shirt placed inside a wooden drawer
Free for Members Tate Modern Exhibition

Lubaina Himid

24 November 2021 – 22 May 2022

Exclusive to Members

Lubaina Himid Man in A Shirt Drawer 2017–18 © Lubaina Himid 

A theatrical exhibition by the Turner Prize winning artist and cultural activist

This large-scale exhibition will debut recent work and include selected highlights from Lubaina Himid’s influential career. Taking inspiration from her interest in theatre, the exhibition will unfold in a sequence of scenes designed to place visitors centre-stage and backstage.

Initially trained in theatre design, Himid is known for her innovative approaches to painting and to social engagement. 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. Over the last decade, she has earned international recognition for her figurative paintings, which explore overlooked and invisible aspects of history and of contemporary everyday life. 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.


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24 November 2021 – 22 May 2022

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born 1954

Lubaina Himid: ‘I’m a painter and a cultural activist’

The British artist explores ideas around black British representation and identity


Lubaina Himid in Conversation

Watch Lubaina Himid in conversation with Tate Director Maria Balshaw