Lubaina Himid(1954-), Artist, curator and professor
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Born in Zanzibar and raised in the UK, Himid trained in Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art and received an MA in Cultural History from the Royal College of Art. Her own art practice has focused on the contributions made by people from the Black Diaspora, while her curatorial work has championed the work of other black artists, especially women. During the 1980s she played a vital role in the British Black Arts Movement, curating key exhibitions such as The Thin Black Line at the ICA in 1985. Her work was exhibited in The Other Story at the Hayward Gallery in 1989 and she was Artist-in-Residence at Tate St. Ives in 1999. In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for services to black women's art and in 2017 she became the first black woman to win the Turner Prize.
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