Selected Works

Rana Begum and Marina Tabssum, Phoenix Will Rise Is this tomorrow, Concrete, Dubai, Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery & Alserkal Arts Foundation. Photography by Jandri Angelo Aguilor and Musthafa Aboobacker
Rana Begum, From narrow provinces, group show, Cample Line, 2019, Courtesy of the artist and Cample Line, Photography by Mike Bolam
Rana Begum, No. 814, 2018, coloured glass panels, 205 x 200 x 20 cm, Frieze Sculpture Park 2018
Rana Begum, No. 800 L Fold, 2018, paint on powder-coated aluminium, 108 x 145 x 56 cm
Rana Begum, Space, Light, Colour, Djanogli Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Rana Begum, Space, Light, Colour, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Rana Begum, Foats, Tate St Ives, 2018
Rana Begum, Kettle's Yard, 2018
Rana Begum, No. 744 L Fold, 2017, paint on stainless steel, 144 x 102 x 35 cm
Rana Begum, No. 545 Baskets, 2014, hand-made baskets dyed black dimensions variable, photo: Begum Studio
Rana Begum, No. 623 M Drawing, 2015, vinyl and powder-coated mild steel 67 x 75 x 73 cm, photo: Parasol Unit
Rana Begum, The Space Between, Parasol Unit, 2016
Rana Begum, No.755, 2017, paint on powder-coated aluminium, 14 sections, 100 x 108 x 8 cm
Rana Begum, No. 718 Perspex, 2017, persepx 50 x 50 x 50 cm, photo: Phil White
Rana Begum, No. 680, 2016, paint on mdf panel 200 x 268 x 4 cm, photo: Phil White
Rana Begum, No.599 S Fold, 2015, paint on stainless steel, 70 x 55 x 18 cm, photo: Philip White
Rana Begum, The Space Between, Parasol Unit, 2016
Rana Begum, The Space Between, Parasol Unit, 2016
Rana Begum, No. 278, 2011, paint aluminium and mild steel 205 x 128 x 204 cm, photo: Begum Studio
Rana Begum, No. 246 L Fold, 2011, paint on mild steel 125 x 90 x 35 cm, photo: Begum Studio
Rana Begum, The Space Between, Parasol Unit, 2016, installation view, photo: Parasol Unit
Rana Begum, No. 670 Mesh, 2016, powder-coated galvanised mesh, dimensions variable, photo: Parasol Unit
Rana Begum, No.700 Reflectors, 2016, reflectors, 50 metre-long installation commissioned by the King's Cross Project, photo: Anthony Upton / PA Wire
Rana Begum No. 332, 2010-12, anodised aluminium, 3000x1200x50 cm, photo: Begum Studio



Born 1977 in Bangladesh, lives and works in London.
2019 Solo show, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai
Perception and Reflection,  Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2018 Space, Light, Colour, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
A Conversation with Light and Form, Tate St Ives, Cornwall, UK
Rana Begum, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany
2017 Solo Project, Art Basel Hong Kong, Jhaveri Contemporary, Hong Kong, China
Solo Project, Art Dubai, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
The Abraaj Group Art Prize, Dubai, UAE
Light Space Colour, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
2016 The Space Between, Parasol Unit, London, UK
2015 Towards the Infinite Geometry, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India
Solo Show, Touchstone, Rochdale, UK
2014 Solo Show, Galeri Mana, Istanbul, Turkey
Solo Project, Dhaka Art Summit, Jhaveri Contemporary, Bangladesh
Solo Project, Art Brussels, Christian Lethert, Belgium
2013 No.10, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
Manifold, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany
2012 Solo show, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
2011 The Folded Page, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India
2010 Fractured Symmetry, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
Solo show, Delfina Foundation, London, UK
2009 Solo show, Barts Hospital, VitalArts, London, UK
The Moment of Alignment, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
2008 Transient Symmetry, VineSpace, London, UK
2007 Colour Codes, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
2019 From Narrow Provinces, Cample Line, Scotland, UK
The Intersection of Colour, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London, Uk
Is This Tomorrow?, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2018 Frieze Sculpture Park, London, UK
Heavy Metal – Women to Watch 2018, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, U.S.A
RA Summer Show, London, UK
Actions, The image of the world can be different, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, UK
Ausbruch aus der Fläche – Das Origami-Prinzip in der Kunst, MARTA Herford, Herford
2017 FIFTEEN, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Metal: Women to Watch, curated Caroline Douglas, Philips, London, UK
Occasional Geometries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
Things that Soak You, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
31 Women, Bresslittle, London, UK
The Order of Things, The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham, UK
2016 Tribute to Sol LeWitt, Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
11th Gwangju Biennale, Curated by Maria Lind, Korea
Cause the Grass Don’t Grow and the Sky Ain’t Blue, Praz Delavallade, Paris, France
Flatland/Narrative Abstractions, MRAC, Sérignan, France
New Visions, Curated by Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Into Boundless Space I Leap, Kettle’s Yard / Maxwell Centre, Cambridge, UK
2015 The Shapes We’re In, London, UK
Triplicity, Athr, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Future Light, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Geometries of Difference, Dorsky Museum, New York, U.S.A
Linear Abstraction, Gutstein Gallery, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia
The Great Festival of Creativity, Long Museum, Shanghai, China
Working Space, KNMA, Delhi, India
2014 Ethereal, curated by Amin Jaffer, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, U.S.A
The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2013 The Edge of Painting, The Piper Gallery, London, UK
Empty Line, curated by Nabila Mokrani, Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France
2012 RA Summer show, London, UK
2011 The Art and Math of the Fold, Ft-Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
The New Middle East, Willem Baars, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Common Logic, group show at IMT, London, UK
2010 Form & Phenomenon, group show, Project88, Mumbai, India
Serendipity City, Future Everything, Manchester, UK
2009 How Nations are Made, Cartwright Hall and Manor House, Bradford, UK
Pattern Recognition, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK
Lines of Control, Group Show, Green Cardamom, (catalogue), London, UK
Identity, Aisho Miura Arts, (catalogue), Tokyo, Japan
Neither Here, Nor There, Various City Locations- Billboards
2008 Contact, Bricklane, Work No. 951, (catalogue), London, UK
Monologue/Dialogue Part II, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK
2007 Repetition and Sequence, Jerwood Space, (catalogue), London, UK
Sequence and Repetition, Beldam Gallery, (catalogue), Uxbridge, UK
2006 Monologue/Dialogue, BU Gallery, (catalogue), Bangkok, Thailand
2005 Art:21 Power /Memory/Structures/Play, Art Museum of Western Virginia, U.S.A
Ad Infinitum: The Aesthetics of Repetition II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A
Colour My World, Riflemaker, London, UK
2004 Upstarts, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A
2×2, Dahl Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland
2017 The New York Times, March 22nd
Financial Times, March 17th
Ocula, March
2016 Wallpaper* Magazine, July
This is tomorrow, August
ArtAsiaPacific, Review by Cleo Roberts, July
Harpers Bazaar, July
AD Magazine, November-December
2015 Artsy Editorial Oct 27th, 25 Must-See Shows This November
The Metropolist, Artist’s Portrait, by Rachel Holmes
Bazaar, Issue #200, Interview by Deepa Pant
Saturation Point, Interview by Patrick Morrisey
Verve Magazine, India, Framed, Text by Huzan Tata
2014 Art Form, Issue 1
Financial Times, The Dhaka Art Summit Rachel Spence
2013 Surface Magazine, Marina Cashdan, Issue 101
Time Out, Dubai
ArtAsiaPacific, Kevin Jones Issue 85
Ala Chamfest, Magazine No.6
2012 Platform- creative lifestyle Jan/Feb
2011 Mid-Day, Shape shifters invade city by Soma Das, Mumbai
Wallpaper, Colour Scheme by Deepanjana Pal
Vogue India, Shape Shifter by Deepanjana Pal
2010 Time Out, India. Block Game by Zeenat Nagree
Art Asia Pacific by Hanea Ko
Time Out, London. In the studio by Helen Sumpter
2009 Modern Painters, Back to Black by Jyoti Dhar
What’s On, Dubai, The line of beauty by Catherine Jarvie
Gulf News, Dubai newspaper, Lines of enchantment, Jyoti Kalsi
Time Out, Dubai, Solid Geometry by Chris Lord
The National, Dubai newspaper, Patterns of work by Ed Lake
2008 Financial Times, Abstraction Rules OK by Jan Dalley
2007 Vogue UK, October issue, The alchemists by Louisa Buck
LÓfficial Middle East, Colour Codes
OK, Dubai, Colour Codes
City Times, Dubai, Colour Codes
Gulf News, Dubai. Colour Codes
Time Out, Dubai, Issue 36, Colour Codes
Harper’s Bazaar, Dubai, Sep. 2007, Colour Codes
2006 The Nation Newspaper, Bangkok, Monologue/Dialogue
2018 Bella Artes Project, Manila, Philippines
2017 No.724 Reflectors, Westgate, Oxford, UK
2016 No.688, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
No.700 Refelctors, Kings Cross, London, UK
2015 No.510, HLC, Kiran Nadar, Delhi, India
2014 LSM, Washington DC, USA
2013 Surbiton Health Centre Public Art Commission, London, UK
Hualien Cinema, public art commission, Taiwan
2012 Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2011 Marcol House public art commission, London, UK
2009 Two months residency in Beirut through Delfina Foundation
2007 Nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award
2006 British Council Residency in Bangkok
2005 Lewisham Hospital Commission
Coventry Hospital Commission in collaboration with Tess Jaray
Artist in Residence at West Dean College, West Sussex
2000 Arts and Humanities Research Board award for postgraduate study
Samdani Collection
Simons Foundation
Farjam Collection, Dubai
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, India
British Telecom Headquarters, London
Coimbatore Centre for Contemporary Arts
Rajshree Pathy Collection, India
MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Tasmania
Ernst & Young Collection, London
Art Museum of Western Virginia
The London Institute
Goverment Art Collection
Arts Council Collection
Art Museum of Western Virginia
Ernst and Young, London
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Surbiton Health Centre, NHS
HCL Technologies
Great Portland Estate
Westgate Oxford Alliance
Argent (Kings Cross)
2002 Slade School of Fine Art, London, MFA in Painting
1999 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree in Painting
1996 University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design


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