Online talk between artist Lubaina Himid with Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) to celebrate the opening of the 2020 edition of Frieze Sculpture in The Regent's Park, opening 5-18 October.
Lubaina Himid (b. Zanzibar, 1954) lives and works in Preston, UK, and is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. She is the winner of the 2017 Turner Prize.
Himid has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad. In 2021 Himid will present a major monographic exhibition at Tate Modern, London. Significant solo exhibitions include Spotlights, Tate Britain, London (2019); The Grab Test, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (2019); Lubaina Himid, CAPC Bordeaux, France (2019); Work From Underneath, New Museum, New York (2019); Gifts to Kings, MRAC Languedoc Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées, Sérignan (2018); Our Kisses are Petals, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2018); The Truth Is Never Watertight, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2017); Navigation Charts, Spike Island, Bristol (2017); and Invisible Strategies, Modern Art Oxford (2017). Selected group exhibitions include Risquons-Tout, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2020); Slow Painting, Hayward Touring UK travelling exhibition (2020); En Plein Air, The High Line, New York (2019–2020); Sharjah Biennial 14, UAE (2019); Glasgow International (2018); Berlin Biennale (2018);The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2017); Keywords, Tate Liverpool (2014); and Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale (2014). Her work is held in various museum and public collections, including Tate; British Council Collection; Arts Council Collection; UK Government Art Collection; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museums Liverpool; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. A monograph, titled Lubaina Himid: Workshop Manual, was released in 2019 from Koenig Books.
Clare Lilley is Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in 2014 named the UK Art Fund Museum of the Year. With a particular expertise in developing and siting sculpture in the public realm her curated work with artists includes Ai Weiwei, Fiona Banner, Amar Kanwar, KAWS, Kimsooja, Alfredo Jaar, Shirin Neshat, Zak Ové, Giuseppe Penone, Thomas J Price, Yinka Shonibare CBE, David Smith, James Turrell and Bill Viola. Lilley sits on the advisory committee of the Government Art Collection and advisory panel of the Yinka Shonibare Foundation and the boards of Art UK and the George Rickey Foundation, New York.
Pictured at the top: Lubaina Himid by Ingrid Pollard