Rana Begum (b. 1977, Bangladesh) lives and works in London. Studied BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design and MFA Painting at Slade School of Fine Art. Her work focuses on spatial and visual experience, reflecting on presence and contemplation. Begum’s visual language takes a plethora of forms drawn from the city and geometric patterns from traditional Islamic art and architecture. Awards include the Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture from the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2012) and the Abraaj Group Art Prize (2017). Select solo exhibitions include The Space Between, Parasol Unit (2016); Solo Show, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany (2016); Into Boundless Space I Leap, Maxwell Centre, UK (2016), 11th Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2016); New Visions, Tensta Konsthall, Sweden (2015); Towards and Infinite Geometry, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India (2015); Future Lights, Vienna Biennale, Vienna (2015); Solo Project, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014); No. 10, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2013) and Fractured Symmetry, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK (2010). Select group exhibitions include New Visions, Tensta Kinsthal, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); Geometries of Difference, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, USA (2015); The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2014); Summer Show, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2014); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2012).
Last updated: 16.02.2017