Lubna Chowdhary
Endless Iftar
Lubna Chowdhary was born in Dodoma, Tanzania, and settled in the north of England. She received her BA from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1988, and MA Hons in ceramics from the Royal College of Art, London in 1991. She creates sculptural objects and site-specific artworks—primarily using ceramics—that bridge the disciplines of architecture, craft, design, sculpture, and painting. Her work addresses her longstanding preoccupations with urbanization and material culture, and features a distinctive hybrid aesthetic that reflects her own diverse cultural background.
Solo shows of her work have been presented at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (2022); Peer Gallery, London, and Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2021); Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai (2020); and Art Basel, Hong Kong (2019). She has taken part in many group shows, most recently The Dream of the Museum, M+, Hong Kong, Frieze London, and Rhythm and Geometry, Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (2021); Some Mysterious Process, Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney (2020); Towards New Canons, ICA Milano (2019); and Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India (2018). She has received a number of awards, including the Arts Council England Award in 2021.