Himid’s research is undertaken within the context of contemporary art in and of the black diaspora. Questions about the level of recognition or celebration of the contribution made by these artists to cultural landscapes internationally are central to the project. Working with a range of museum services to interrogate their collections, she uses artworks as interventions to trigger dialogues around these hitherto neglected creative histories.
She leads the Making Histories Visible Project at the Centre for Contemporary Art. Collaborating with museums to interrogate collections in innovative ways, both excavating and preserving evidence of artists’ practice. Exploring hidden social histories through creative visual practice.Sharing information with larger partnership organisations and smaller groups committed to the development of new ways of writing about, making and showing contemporary art internationally.Working with students both undergraduate and postgraduate, to encourage new ways to develop their own practice based research.Investigating British newspapers and their representation of black people Collecting and archiving preserving the contribution of black visual art to the cultural landscape including Drawings Prints and Photographs by artists of the black diaspora.
Lubaina is the winner of the 2017 Turner Prize.