At this week’s Convocation the RCA conferred the degree of Honorary Doctor on Lubaina Himid CBE, recognising her ground-breaking contribution to arts and culture.
Lubaina Himid is a Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. An RCA alumna, Lubaina has been known for her socially engaged work since the 1980s centring black experience and women’s creativity. She is a central figure in the Black Arts Movement. And in 2017, Lubaina became the first black woman to win the Turner Prize. In 2018, her contribution to art was recognised with a CBE.
Lubaina’s current exhibition at Tate Modern debuts her recent work alongside highlights from her illustrious career.