Lubna Chowdhary


Born in Tanzania, Chowdhary arrived in the north of England in 1970. She has a BA Hons from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Masters degree in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art. ¶ 

She has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize in Ceramics and has completed artists residencies at Camden Arts Centre, the Victoria and Albert Museum London and IASPIS Stockholm. ¶ She lives and works in London.

Essays and Articles

Le Quotidien de l'Art. Natalie Guiot, 2019
Towards New Cannons. Tania Harrod, essay 2019
Financial Times, 2019
Nancy Durrant, (The Times). Essay 2018
India Today. 2018
Contemporary Arts Society 2018
The Hindu. 2017
Metropolis. Disegno Daily 2017
V&A. Ralph Day 2017 
V&A II. Ralph Day 2017
Through the Aperture. Iftikar Dadi. Domus India. 2017
Wallpaper. 2014
Its Nice That. 2013


1990  The Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Award
1992  Crafts Council Setting-up Grant
1996  London Arts Board Award
1998  British Council Exhibitions Grant
1999  London Institute Research Award
2001  100% Design / Crafts Council Bursary
2012  Arts Council England Award

Solo Exhibitions 

1993  NeoGeo – Commonwealth Institute, London
1994  Metropolis – City Art Gallery, Leicester
1995  The Pearoom, Lincoln
1996  Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris
1998  Oldham Art Gallery, Lancashire
1998  Foyer, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
1998  Udstillingsted for Ny Keramic, Copenhagen
1999  Millais Gallery, Southampton
2003  Phillips Gallery, Walton on Thames
2019  Certain Times, Art Basel, Hong Kong 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2001  Jerwood Applied Arts Prize – Crafts Council, London
2002  Pattern – Crafts Council, London
2003  Open – Triangle Gallery, London
2004  Inside Outside – Contemporary Applied Arts London
2004 – 2006  Import Export – British Council Touring Exhibition
2005  Import Export – Victoria & Albert Museum
2004  Obsession with Detail – Foundation Bernadaud, Limoges
2005  The Beautiful Script – Trumans Brewery, London
2007  Urban Field – Devon Guild
2011  Collect – Saatchi Gallery, London
2012  Simply by Hand – Pewabic Arts, Detroit
2014  Design Days Dubai
2104 Selected by – Limoncello Gallery
2015  Freize Art Fair with Allied Editions                                                       2016  Freize Art Fair with Allied Editions                                                         2016  NADA Miami with Camden Arts Centre
2017  Windows – Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai  
2017  Freize Art Fair with Allied Editions
2017  Metropolis – Victoria & Albert Museum
2017  Mind Forged – Frestonian Gallery London
2018  India Art Fair – New Delhi
2018  Speech Acts – Manchester City Art Gallery
2018  Freize Art Fair with Allied Editions
2018  What's Essential – Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai
2018  Kochi Biennale, Kochi, India
2019  India Art Fair – New Delhi
2019  Auf dem Weg zum Motiv, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Berlin
2019  Towards New Canons, ICA Milan 
2020  Green Art Gallery, Dubai
2020  Sothebys New York
2020  Frieze Art Fair New York

Public Collections

The Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan
Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Leicester City Museum
Mead Gallery, Warwick
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Nottingham Castle Museum
Abingdon Museum, Oxfordshire
Poole Museum, Dorset
Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi
Oldham Museum and Art Gallery
M+ Hong Kong
Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Fiorucci Foundation, Italy
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 
Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai 


Lubna Chowdhary, V&A Residency, 2019. ISBN 978-1-78926-684-9 
Contemporary Ceramics, Emmanuel Cooper,
Thames and Hudson, 2009
Breaking the Mould - New Approaches to Ceramics. 
Black Dog Publishing, 2008
20th Century Decorative British Tiles, Chris Blanchett. 
Schiffer Books, 2006
The Tile. Kenneth Clarke MBE, Crowood Press, 2002
Urban Futures - Critical Commentaries on Shaping Cities, Malcolm Miles, Routledge, 2002
Home Grown -The Cultivation of a Neighbourhood, Oliver Bennet, 2009 ISBN 978-0-9541447-5-3


The Art, BBC Documentary, 1995
Take 15, Bandung File, Channel 4, 1992 


Camden Arts Centre, London, 1994
Victoria and Albert Museum, 2017
IASPIS Stockholm Sweden, 2020