Lubna Chowdhary


Born in Tanzania to Pakistani parents, Chowdhary moved to England in 1970.¶ She has a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art and has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize in Ceramics, the Annual Freelands Foundation Award, the Juda Foundation Award, the Paul Hamlyn Award and has completed artists residencies at Camden Arts Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum London, IASPIS Stockholm and Mahler& Lewitt Italy.¶ Chowdhary lives and works in London.

Essays, Interviews and Articles

Disjunctions. Kevin Jones. 2023
Disobedient Objects. Jennifer Higgie. 2023
Erratics. Art Monthly. Emelia Terracciano. 2022

Erratics Review. Eazel Magazine. Grace Storey. 2021
Lubna Chowdhary and David Batchelor. Artists in Conversation 2021
Talk Art Pod Cast 2021
Free Thinking. Art and Ideas. BBC Radio 3 
Peer Gallery, Erratics 2021 
Subversive Deposits. Daniel F Herrmann. 2021
Friday Dispatch. Erratics. Ilaria Puri Purini 2021
Reinvention of Form. Frieze. Allie Biswas 2021
Grey Area. Hugh Raffles 2021
Transitioning Images. Veeranganakumari Solanki 2021
Code Switch. The Hindu 2021
Ocula Essay. Stephanie Bailey 2021
Wallpaper 2021
Code Switch. Murtaza Vali 2021
74 Podcast Interview. Shwetal A Patel 2020 
Dr Cleo Roberts Talk. JC Live 2020 
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 Grant
1996  London Arts Board Award
1998  British Council Exhibitions Grant
1999  London Institute Research Award
2012  Arts Council England Award
2021  Arts Council England Award
2021  Nominated Freelands Foundation Award
2022  Nominated Juda Foundation Award
2022  Nominated Paul Hamlyn 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
2021  Code Switch – Jhaveri Contemporary Mumbai 
2021  Erratics – Peer Gallery London 
2022  Erratics – MIMA Middlesborough
2023  Disjunctions – Gallery Isabelle, Dubai

Selected Group Exhibitions

2001  Jerwood Ceramics Prize – London
2002  Acknowledged Sources – Hastings Museum
2003  Open – Triangle Gallery, London
2004  Import Export – British Council Touring Exhibition
2005  Import Export – Victoria & Albert Museum
2004  Obsession with Detail – Foundation Bernadaud, Limoges
2011  Collect – Saatchi Gallery, London
2104  Selected by – Limoncello Gallery
2017  Windows – Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai  
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  Crafting Geometry – Sothebys New York
2020  Frieze Art Fair – New York
2020  Some Mysterious Process – Art Gallery NSW Sydney
2021  Freize Art Fair – New York
2021  Rhythm and Geometry – Sainsbury's Centre for the Visual Arts
2021  Frieze Art Fair – London
2021  The Dream of the Museum – M+ Hong Kong
2022  Pop South Asia – Sharjah Art Foundation. UAE
2022  Pop South Asia – Kiran Nader Museum of  Art. New Delhi
2022  Strange Clay – Hayward Gallery. London
2022  Juda Foundation Award – Annely Juda Fine Art. London
2023  Abstract Colour – Marlborough Gallery, London
2023  A Tall Order – Touchstones Rochdale
2023  Interflow – Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
2023  Beyond the Page, Milton Keynes Gallery
2023  Abu Dhabi Art, with Gallery Isabelle
2024  First Foot Forward – Hampi Art Labs India
2024  Drawing Room Biennale  - London

Selected Public Collections

Arts Council England Collection
Government Art Collection. UK 
MIMA Middlesborough
M+ , Hong Kong
Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Fiorucci Foundation, Italy
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai
Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai
Sheffield Museums
University of Warwick Arts Collection
Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Leicester City Museum
Mead Gallery, Warwick
Abingdon Museum, Oxfordshire
Poole Museum, Dorset
Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi
Oldham Museum and Art Gallery
Touchstones, Rochdale


2023  Beyond The Page. Edited by Anthony Spira and Fay Blanchard
2022  Strange Clay. Ceramics in Contemporary Art. Hayward Gallery
2021  Rhythm and Geometry. Constructivist Art in Britain Since 1951
2021  The Works of Lubna Chowdhary by Diksha Gupta, AD India
2019  50 Years of Art Basel. JRPI Editions. ISBN:978-3-03764-555-0
2018  Lubna Chowdhary. V&A Residency ISBN 978-1-78926-684-9
2009  Home Grown -The Cultivation of a Neighbourhood, Oliver Bennet
2009  Contemporary Ceramics. Emmanuel Cooper, Thames and Hudson
2008  Breaking the Mould - New Approaches to Ceramics. Black Dog      Publishing
2002  Urban Futures. Critical Commentaries on Shaping Cities, Malcom Miles, Routledge
2001  Beyond Frontiers. Amal Ghosh and Juginder Lamba    


2021 Erratics. Alberto Balazs
2017 Metropolis at the V&A 
1995 The Art. BBC Documentary
1992 Take 15. Bandung File. Channel 4


1994  Camden Arts Centre. London
2017  Victoria and Albert Museum
2020  IASPIS Stockholm Sweden
2023  Mahler & LeWitt Studios Spoleto Umbria Italy