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Biography for Lubaina Himid

Born:1954 - Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa


Studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art
M.A. Cultural History, Royal College of Art
Curator of "The Thin Black Line" (ICA, London 1985) and "Unrecorded Truths" (The Elbow Room, London, 1986)
Reader in Contemporary Art, University of Central Lancashire

Selected solo exhibitions:
1989 "The Ballad of the Wing", Chisenhale Gallery, London
1992 "Revenge", Rochdale Art Gallery
1993 "African Gardens", Black Art Gallery, London
1994 "Vernet's Studio", Transmission Gallery, Glasgow and 5th Havana Bienalle, Cuba
1995 "Beach House", Wrexham Library Arts Centre and tour
1997 Lubaina Himid - Paintings, Venetian Maps, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
1999 Lubaina Himid - Zanzibar, Oriel Mostyn/ Rich Women of Zurich, London
2000 "Plan B", Tate Gallery, St. Ives

Selected group exhibitions:
1985 "From Two Worlds", Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and tour
1989 "The Other Story", Hayward Art Gallery, and tour
1992 "Columbus Drowning," Rochdale Art Gallery
1993 "Memories of Childhood", Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York
1994 "Photogenic", Street Level Gallery, Glasgow and tour
1995 "Word Not Found", Trier, Germany
1997 "Representing Lives: Four Women Artists", Nottingham Trent University
1998 "Transforming the Crown", Caribbean Cultural Centre, New York Studio Museum
1998 "Memory Woman", Wellington City Art Gallery, New Zealand

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