M.F.A. in 1993, (Drawing and Painting) Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka
Solomon R. Guggenheim (NYC, USA), Smith College Museum of Art, (Northampton, Massachusetts, USA), Devi Art Foundation (India), Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (Sydney), Bengal Foundation (Bangladesh), Samdani Art Foundation (Bangladesh), JSW Foundation (Jindal, India),Floodlight Foundation(Modi Tower, New Delhi, India),LO-FTF Council (Denmark), The National Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Harmony Art Foundation (Reliance-India)
Curator, ‘The Memoirs’ at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in 2017 Co-Curator, Kathmandu International Art Festival (KIAF) 2012. Curator, Videozoom Bangladesh, Sala1, Rome, Italy, 2010. Co-Curator, Separating Myth from Reality, International Exhibition by Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, 2009. Co-Curator, Britto New Media Festival 2009 by Britto Arts Trust. Co-Curator, Off the Beaten Path, South Asian Artists Exhibition by Britto Arts Trust in 2008.
2014 Contemporary Art Japan (C.A. j.), Saitama, Japan. Fellowship at CivitellaRanieri, Umbertide, Italy.
2013 As part of ‘No Country’ by Guggenheim NY at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Curatorial Research residency at Gasworks, London. ARThink South Asia Fellowship Residency part 1 in Delhi by Goethe Instut and British Council, India.
2012 Harmony Foundation of Reliance Mumbai, India.
2010 Skill andKnowledge Sharing, Coordinators Residency at pARTage, Mauritius.
2008 RM Studio Residency, Lahore, Pakistan.
2005 Gasworks Residency , London.
2004 NICA, Yangon, Myanmar. National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2001 Coordinator’s Residency at Jindal Foundation, Karnataka, India.
2000 IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. CillRialaig project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Gallery ’68-elf’ Cologne, Germany. Arts Council of Central Finland, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
2017 Inspiring Female in Promoting Art Award by WIL (Woman in Leadership) and Bangladesh Brand ForumAcknowledged as 1 of the10 Quijotas of Bangladesh by Embassy of Spain in collaboration with Bengal Foundation, Bangladesh
2014 One of the ‘Ananya Top Ten Women of the Year’. Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbertide, Italy.
2013 ARThink South Asia Fellowship, India
2004 “Grand Prize” at the 11th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh. One year Fellowshipby the Artist Aminul Islam Trust, Bangladesh.
Solo Exhibitions/ Projects
2016 Solo show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC.
Solo Project at the Art Basel Hong Kong with Pi Artworks Istanbul- London.
2015 ‘No One Home’- at Bengal Art Lounge, Bangladesh. ‘Reversal Reality’ at Shrine Empire Gallery, Delhi.
2014 ‘Never been Intimate’at Pi Artworks Gallery, London. Solo project at Dhaka Art Summit curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt.
2013 ‘Never been Intimate’at Pi Artworks Gallery, Istanbul.
2007 “Feminine”, Bengal Gallery, Dhaka.
2004 ‘Even the Walls Have Ears’, at Alliance Francaise, Dhaka.
2001 Gallery 21 Dhaka.
1998 Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.
Duowith artist Mahbubur Rahman
2016 Artist As Activist atEli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (MSU), USA curated by Caitlin Doherty.
2014 Saitama City North Plaza Gallery Saitama, Japan.
2010 Parables of Our time, at Gallery AkarPrakar, Kolkata.
2002 Artificial Reality, Installation Show at La Galerie Alliance Francaise de Dacca
2000 Slave of the Civilization, Performance at Jyvaskyla, Finland.
2017 Taiwan Asian Art Biennale at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung. Kathmandu Triennale (Patan Museum). Things Lost/ Remembering the Future– curated by KurchiDasgupta and AmritahSen at Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata. Delhi Contemporary Art Weekend. Taiwan Asian Art Biennale 2017 by National Gallery Taiwan.
2016 SONSBEEK at Arnhem Museum, the Netherlands. Art Festival WATOU, Belgium. RANDOM, at Britto Space, a special exhibition by Britto Members.
2015 I Don’t Belong’ Curated by Nobuo Takamori at Gallery H. Taipei. ‘Frontiers Reimagined ’ a collateral exhibition at the 56 Venice Biennale at Museo di Palazzo Grimani curated by Sundaram Tagore and Marius Kwint. Open Studio: 1mile²Dhaka-2 by Britto Arts Trust in Old Dhaka. ‘Summer Exhibition’ at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, NYC National Art Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy
2014-2015 CiCLO (CYCLE) a group exhibitionby 14 artists from 14 countries at CCBB Sao Paulo, Brasiliaand Bello Horizonte in Brazil curated by Marcello Dantas.
2014 Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh. ‘Daily Pasture’- Video Art Exhibition on the ‘New Silk Road’ curated by Ni Kun and ZengQunkai at Museum Of ContemporaryArt, Xinjiang. Sala 1, Rome, Italy ‘Cross Casting’ curated by Mahbubur Rahman at Britto Space, a contemporary art hub, Dhaka. ‘No Country’- Guggenheim UBS MAP curated by June Yap at CCA Singapore; Athena gallery, Dhaka. Femlink- a video art exhibition at the[.BOX] VIDEOART PROJECT SPACE, Milano, Italy.
2013 Mapping Gender at JNU Delhi. No Country, Guggenheim UBS MAP, Guggenheim NY curated by June Yap. No Country, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, curated by June Yap. Barbed Floss, at the Guild, Mumbai curated byVeeranganSolanki. SPELL of SPILL utopia of ecology, Curated by VeeranganakumariSolanki at Palette Art Gallery, Delhi. Space Form Transform, curated by SayantanMaitraBoka at Apparao Gallery, Aman Hotel, Delhi.
2012 Art Asia Miami, Dec. 2012 curated by Jasmine Wahi. ‘InExactly This’ 2012, Kunstvlaai Festival in Amsterdam, Nov-Dec. 2012. Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka. SPACE an Inaugural show of BRITTO SPACE a Contemporary Art Hub by Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka. Dhaka Art Summit 2012 by Samdani Art Foundation. Freedom in Creativity, Celebrating International Women’s Day at Galary Kaya, Dhaka. Athena Gallery, Dhaka.
2011 14th Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia. 54th Venice Biennale 2011 at Venice, Italy. Root and creativity, 10 years anniversary exhibition by Bengal Gallery of Fine Art, Dhaka. 19thNational Art Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka. ‘I AM HERE’ curated by Lina Vincent Sunish at Jaaga, Bengaluru, India 12 years Anniversary Exhibition by Santaran, Chittagong. FemLink, Worldwide Video Art show by FemLink, Dubai. 40 Years of Independence by Bengal Gallery of Fine Art, Dhaka.
2010 14th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh. Between Kismet and Karma: South Asian women artists respond to conflict Leeds Art Gallery, UK. Video zoom Bangladesh, Video Art Show at Gallery Sala1, Rome, Italy.
2009 18thNational Art Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka. Separating Myth from Reality, an International Exhibition organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu. New Media Festival organized by Britto Arts Trust. A Day Long Show of a 2 month-long project 1mile²Dhaka by Visiting Arts, UK & Britto Arts Trust.
2008 Bangladesh Contemporary art week New York, Turkish Cultural and Tourism Center UN Plaza, NY. 13th Asian Art Biennale organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Dhaka. In collaboration with Mithila Art, Christiania Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Bangladesh Contemporary Art Show, European Union house, Brussels. Ejaz Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan. “Faces of feminine expression from Bangladesh”, Gallery AkarPrakar, Kolkata, India.
2007 “Collaboration with Mithila Art”- outcome exhibition at Gallery Kaya, Dhaka.“ Collage –Kalpa” , Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka.
2006 12th Asian Art Biennale, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy( National Academy) Women Artists Exhibition on Womens Day, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Bangladesh. South Asian Contemporary art Exhibition, Copenhagen. Denmark. South Asian Women artists Exhibition, at Sidhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal “Collaboration with Mithila Art”- outcome exhibition at Shiddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu.
2005 16th National Art Exhibition organised by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Outcomes of Collaborative Workshop at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise, Dhaka by Britto Arts Trust. Residency Show, Gasworks Studio, London, U.K.
2004 11th Asian Art Biennale, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Contemporary Artistsof Dhaka, Gallery NICA, Yangon, Myanmar.
2003 Exhibition of 7 women artists’ arranged by British Council Dhaka. 28 women artists by Women’s Initiative for Peace in South Asia (WIPSA) at Bengal Gallery,Dhaka. LAAL The passion of ZahoorUlAkhlaq, Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
2002 ‘Impression 17’, a group Art Exhibition jointly organized by the German Embassy and Gallery 21. 13th young Artists’ Art Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 14th National Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
2001 Women Artists of Bangladesh organised by the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Bangladesh. 2nd Contemporary Young Artists’ Exhibition from Bangladesh, Gallery Kusabue, Japan. 10th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
2000 International Interactive show “Translation, Displacement and Actualisation” at Gallery “68elf” Cologne, Germany, supported by the International Forum for Inter-media Arts. Environmental Art, Performance and Installation Show“Veri-nice-saari 2000” at Naissaari Jyvaskyla. 1st Art Biennale”organised by Bangladesh Charu-ShilpiSangsad. Artists of the Millennium a group exhibition organised by Gallery 21, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1999 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 9th Asian Biennale organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Second group Exhibition of “Reflection” at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, India.
1998-99 Five young Artists’ Exhibition at Sirjana Contemporary Art Gallery, Nepal &Manju Art Gallery, Dhaka
1998 12th young Artists’ Art Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 4th Anniversary Exhibition arranged by Shilpangon Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 13th National Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1997 “Art for Amnesty” Exhibition organised by Amnesty International Bangladesh Section, Dhaka. A Group Water Colour show of 10 young Artists, Zainul Gallery, Dhaka. Environmental Art camp 96-97 and Exhibition at Zainul Gallery, Dhaka
1995-96 “2nd Tone Miniature Art Competition” organised by Gallery Tone, Dhaka. 2nd Anniversary Exhibition organised by Gallery Shilpangon, Dhaka. First group Exhibition of “Reflection”, Gallery Tone, Dhaka. 11th Young Artists Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Five Bangladeshi Artists’ at Sirjana Contemporary Art Gallery, Kathmandu, and Zainul Gallery, Dhaka. Nepal Bangladesh Art Camp Exhibition’95 at Trichandra campus Auditorium, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1st Group Show of Amnesty International Fine Arts Group in Zainul Gallery, Dhaka. Water Colour Workshop’s Exhibition arranged by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1994 A Traveling Exhibition in south Asia (Nepal, Bhutan, India & Bangladesh). 10th young Artists Art Exhibition Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2nd and 3rd Painting workshop’s Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
1987-1999 Participated in all the Annual Art Exhibitions of the Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.
2014 ‘1mile² Dhaka’, a month-long project by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh
2012 Theertha International Artists’ Workshop, Colombo.
2011 Workshop with natural dye By Bengal gallery of Fine Art, Dhaka. Painting Workshop organised by British American Tobacco Bangladesh and Bengal Gallery of Fine Art.
2010 Bengal Art Camp at Bengal Center, Dhaka. 101 Artists’ Workshop by Dhaka Art Center.
2009 “Painting Workshop” on boat in river for 2 days organised by Lab-Aid Hospital, Bangladesh. 3rd Video Art Workshop “Across the Street” by Britto Arts Trust ‘Rough Cuts’ Video and Sound Workshop by Britto Arts Trust. ‘1mile² Dhaka’, a 2 month-long project by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh + Visiting Arts UK.
2008 “Resurrection Kuakata” organized by WBL at Kuakata, Bangladesh. Video Art Workshop “Extended Vision” by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh.
2007 International Workshop for the Human Rights Festival, Green Island, Taiwan.
2006 Collaborative workshop with Mithila art, Janakpur, Nepal by Bindu, a Space for Artists, Nepal.
2005 Collaborative workshop with Rickshaw painters and contemporary artists by Britto Arts Trust.
2004 ‘Collage Kalpa’-Workshop organised by Bengal foundation, Bangladesh. Dokra Casting Workshoporganised by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh.
2003 Britto International Artists’ Workshop-2003 organised by Britto Arts Trust.
2002 ‘Self Management for Artists’ Workshop organised by the German Embassy, Dhaka.
2001 Khoj International Artists Workshop at Delhi, India.
1999 Painting and Sculpture workshop of West Bangle and Bangladesh in Calcutta by Kolkata Nandanik, India.
1997 Water Colour Workshop in Bajitpur organised by Bangladesh Fishermen Federation
1996/97 Environmental Art Camp in the Sunderbans&Shrimongal, Bangladesh.
1996 Water Colour Workshop under Chinese Painter Professor UangWui Shin, by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
1995 Nepal-Bangladesh Art Camp in various venues in Nepal for one month.
1994 Third Painting Workshop under artist Aminul Islam organised by Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.Environmental Art Camp in South – East Bangladesh (Lama).
1993 Third Film Appreciation Course organised by Ritwik Film society, Dhaka.
Pavilion of Bangladesh, 54 Venice Biennale 2011
Tayeba Begum Lipi (b.1969, Bangladesh) is a visual artist who through a creative range of media explores feminist issues of marginality and representation of the female body, addressing societal contradictions, often questioning the sexual stereotypes that dominate women’s lives around the world.
Tayeba’s significant group shows include Taiwan Asian Art Biennale 2017-2018; Kathmandu Triennale 2017; 2017 Asian Art Biennale Taiwan; ‘Art Festival WATOU’, Belgium 2016; ‘SONSBEEK 2016’ at Arnhem Museum, the Netherlands; ‘Frontiers Reimagined’ a collateral exhibition at Venice Biennale 2015 at Museo di Palazzo Grimani; ‘CiCLO (CYCLE)’ at CCBB Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Bello Horizonte, Brazil; ‘No Country’ at Guggenheim NY, Asia Society Hong Kong Center and CCA Singapore; Colombo Biennale 2012; 14th Jakarta Biennale and 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.
Lipi has had solo exhibitions at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC; Bengal Gallery, Dhaka; Shrine Empire, Delhi; Pi Artworks Gallery London and Istanbul. She most recently had a retrospective at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA.
Lipi was awarded the prize at the 11th Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh 2003, Dhaka. She was the commissioner of the Pavilion of Bangladesh, 54th Venice Biennale and has curated exhibitions and festivals such as ‘The Memoirs’ at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in 2017; Kathmandu International Art Festival (KIAF) in 2009 & 2012; Videozoom Bangladesh at Sala1, Rome in 2010; Britto New Media Festival 2009.
Tayeba is the Co-Founder and Trustee of Britto Arts Trust. Her works are part of the collection of the Samdani Art Foundation, Bengal Foundation, Devi Art Foundation, Harmony Art Foundation, Jindal Foundation and the Guggenheim.
Tayeba Begum Lipi recreates everyday objects, such as bathtubs, baby perambulators, picture frames, and handbags, appearing as if they are encased in their own suit of metallic armor. Closer inspection reveals that their polished surfaces are comprised of gleeming stainless steel razor blades, carefully welded into these rigid yet fragile structures. In a complementary series of works, Lipi fabricates items of clothing, such as bikinis and nightdresses, from gold-plated safety pins through a process of interlinking them into a mesh as pliable as fabric.
Tools of precision and security, the safety pins and blades transform quotidian objects into items imbued with luminosity and an atypical beauty. Yet, the implication that they have become a protective armor for their implicitly female users adds a sinister and at times, melancholic undertone. The air of danger embedded within these objects as a result of their sterile material is further enforced by titles such as The Stolen Dream and Trapped.
Lipi’s relationship with her materials date back to the artist’s childhood, during which the ever-growing families of her eleven older siblings preoccupied her life. Her work reflects her visceral memory of purchasing and cleansing sparkling new razor blades and pins, as the crucial, often only, tools available to the midwives assisting with the arrival of each new addition to the family.
Slow – India Art Fair – 2019
Group Show February 3, 2019 - January 31, 2019
Tayeba Begum Lipi March 1, 2019 - January 28, 2019
Group Show January 10, 2008 - December 14, 2007
India Art Fair – 2012
Group Show January 29, 2012 - January 25, 2012
Group Show February 21, 2015 - January 21, 2015
This Place, That Place
Kiran Chandra February 18, 2012 - January 18, 2012
India Art Fair – 2015
Group Show February 1, 2015 - January 29, 2015
India Art Fair – 2016
Group Show February 28, 2016 - January 31, 2016
Contemporary Art Week
Group Show September 3, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Group Show April 30, 2017 - April 28, 2017
India Art Fair – 2017
Group Show February 5, 2017 - February 2, 2017
Curated By Yashodhara Dalmia September 22, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Delhi Contemporary Art Week
Group Show August 30, 2018 - August 27, 2018
Curated By Anushka Rajendran May 12, 2018 - April 12, 2018
India Art Fair – 2018
Group Show February 12, 2018 - February 9, 2018