Rana Begum

Born in Bangladesh, Rana Begum lives and works in London. Graduated BA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2002, and MFA Painting from Slade School of Fine Art (2002).

The work of London-based artist Rana Begum distils spatial and visual experience into ordered form. Through her refined language of Minimalist abstraction, Begum blurs the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture. Her visual language draws from the urban landscape as well as geometric patterns from traditional Islamic art and architecture. Light is fundamental to her process. Begum's works absorb and reflect varied densities of light to produce an experience for the viewer that is both temporal and sensorial.

Selected exhibitions include Is This Tomorrow?, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); Space, Light & Colour, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham (2018); Solo show, TATE, St Ives (2018); Actions, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2018); Women to Watch: Heavy Metal, NMWA Washington (2018); Occasional Geometries, (Curator), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2017); Space Light Colour, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (2017); Tribute to Sol Lewitt, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague (2016); Flatland/Narrative, MRAC, Sérignan (2016); The Space Between, Parasol Unit, London (2016); 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2016); Geometries of Difference, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York (2015); and Solo Project, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2014 & 2020).

Last updated: 24.03.2021