Lubna Chowdhary


Born in Tanzania, Chowdhary settled 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, the Annual Freelands Foundation Award and has completed artists residencies at Camden Arts Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum London and IASPIS Stockholm. ¶ Chowdhary lives and works in London.

Essays, Interviews and Articles

Erratics Review. Eazel Magazine. Grace Storey 2021
Talk Art Pod Cast 2021
Free Thinking. Art and Ideas. BBC Radio 3 
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 

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  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2001  Jerwood Applied Arts Prize – Crafts Council, London
2002  Acknowledged Sources – Hastings Museum
2002  Pattern – Crafts Council, London
2003  Open – Triangle Gallery, London
2004  Inside Outside – Contemporary Applied Arts London
2004  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
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  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

Public Collections

The Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan
University of Warwick Arts Collection
Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Leicester City Museum
Mead Gallery, Warwick
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
MIMA Middlesborough
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
Sainsbury Centre. Norwich
Ishara Foundation. Dubai 


2021  Rhythm and Geometry. Constructivist Art in Britain Since 1951.
ISBN 978-1-9161336-8-6
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,  ISBN 978-0-9541447-5-3
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   ISBN.1872843212 


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