The Collection

I feel very fortunate that, in my home, I am surrounded by the work of artists that I love and admire. My collection includes work that I have bought over the years or received through exchanges with my peer group. I have hung most of it on the bridge. It’s a place I love to spend time, sitting and reading with my kids. We can look at all these amazing works and draw inspiration from them. It’s a wonderful way to start the day!

Rana Begum

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.

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. Exhibitions include: 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).

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

Forthcoming exhibitions: Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2020), Group Show, Istanbul Modern (2020), Meads Gallery (2021)