Tate Modern Exhibition

Lubaina Himid

Painting of five figures inside a room with a window looking out onto a view of the sea on the far right of the painting. From left to right, the first figure is looking away from the rest of the group with a hand raised to their temple, the second figure

Lubaina Himid Le Rodeur: The Exchange 2016 © Lubaina Himid Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London.

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.

Exhibition organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne/Plateforme 10

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


25 November 2021 – 2 October 2022

  • Extended opening until 22.00 on 26 August 2022 for Tate Modern Lates
  • Advance booking is recommended ​
  • Members enjoy free entry – no need to book, just turn up with your card.

Supported by

John J. Studzinski CBE

With additional support from

The Lubaina Himid Exhibition Supporters Circle:

Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Bob Rennie

Tate Americas Foundation

Tate International Council

and Tate Patrons


It’s Himid reshaping her world, and encouraging you to question yours. It’s brilliant, clever, vibrant and often very beautiful

Time Out

The overall effect, a mysterious atmosphere of festivity and wistfulness, is Himid’s own

The Telegraph

thunderously impressive, stirring, beautiful, bursting with creativity

The Sunday Times

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