Image credits © Angus Mill



Based in London, UK

Born in Bangladesh in 1977, Rana Begum lives and works in London. In 1999, Begum graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design and, in 2002, gained an MFA in Painting from Slade School of Fine Art. 

Selected exhibitions include: Dappled Light, Mead Gallery & Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery 2022, Concrete 2023, The Box, 2023, Desert X 2023.

Life is More Important than Art, Whitechapel Gallery, (2023), Urban Impressions, Moody Centre for the Arts, Houston (2022), Infinite Geometry, Wanas Konst, 2021, Is This Tomorrow?, Whitechapel Gallery (2019), Space, Light & Colour, Djanogly Gallery (2018), Solo show, TATE St Ives (2018), Actions, Kettle’s Yard (2018), Women to Watch: Heavy Metal, NMWA Washington (2018), curated Occasional Geometries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017), Space Light Colour, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (2017), Tribute to Sol Lewitt, Gemeente Museum Den Haag (2016), Flatland/Narrative, MRAC Serignan (2016), The Space Between, Parasol Unit (2016), 11th Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2016), Geometries of Difference, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, USA (2015), Solo Project, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2014, 2020 & 2023). 

Begum has received the Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture (2012) and Abraaj Group Art Prize (2017).

Begum was elected an RA in 2019.