Lubaina Himid (born 1954 in Zanzibar) is a British painter who has dedicated her career to uncovering marginalised and silenced histories, figures, and cultural expressions.
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 Art
movement, making space for the expression and recognition of Black experience and women's creativity. 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.