B.LA Art Foundation is pleased to present a selection of paintings, drawings as well as an installation by UK based artist Lubaina Himid that are exhibitied for the first time in Vienna.
Lubaina Himid, recipient of the Turner Prize 2017, explores representations of the people of the African diaspora in her work and "highlights the importance of their cultural contribution to the contemporary landscape." (Lubaina Himid)
Lubaina Himid, whose roles have been and are diverse, ranging from her artistic practice, to being a curator, a political activist, an educator, and one of the pioneers of the Black Art movement in the 1980's, works across a wide range of media from canvas, to collage, cut-outs and installations. Himid often investigates the roles and representations of black people, especially black British women.
B.LA Art Foundation is very pleased to be showing Lubaina Himid's works in her first ever Solo-Show in Austria at B.LA's Artspace.
Lubaina Himid lives and works in Preston, UK and is a professor at the University of Central Lancashire. She was awarded the Turner Prize in 2017. Her solo exhibitions include The New Museum, New York (forthcoming June 2019); Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (forthcoming 2019); Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux (forthcoming 2019); Gifts to Kings, MRAC Languedoc Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées, Sérignan, France (2018); Navigation Charts, Spike Island, Bristol (2017); Invisible Strategies, Modern Art Oxford (2017); and The Truth Is Never Watertight, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017). Significant group exhibitions include: Glasgow International (2018); Berlin Biennale (2018); The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary (2017); Keywords, Tate Liverpool (2014); and Gwangju Biennale (2014). A monograph, titled Lubaina Himid: Workshop Manual, was released in January 2019 (Koenig Books).
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