Tayeba Begum Lipi 

Career Highlights

Born at Gaibandha, Bangladesh Tayeba Begum Lipi did her MFA in 1993 at the Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. Tayeba is the Co-Founder and Trustee of Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh.


Solo Exhibitions

  • Istanbul

  • London

  • Dhaka

  • NYC

  • HongKong

  • Delhi

Major Duo

Her major duo with artist Mahbubur Rahman are

  • ‘Artist as Activist’ at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA in 2016 curated by Caitlin Doherty

  • ‘Faces of Intimate Strangers’ At the Modern Art Museum, Shanghai curated by Sandy Hsiuchic Lo.


Group Shows

  • Taiwan Asian Art Biennale 2017-2018

  • Kathmandu Triennale 2017

  • 2017 Asian Art Biennale Taiwan

  • ‘Art Festival WATOU’, 2016 Belgium

  • ‘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 in 2013-2014

  • Colombo Biennale 2012

  • 14th Jakarta Biennale

  • Dhaka Art Summit 2012 & 2014;  Bangladesh Pavilion at the 54 Venice Biennale 2011.



  • Arttdinox, JSL, India

  • Civitella Renieri, Italy

  • Contemporary Art Japan (C.A.J)

  • ArtThink South Asia, India

  • Asia Society Hong Kong

  • Harmony Foundation of Reliance India

  • Gasworks London

  • pARTage Mauritius

  • RM Studio Residency Lahore

  • NICA Yangon

  • National Workshops for Arts & Crafts Copenhagen

  • Artist Aminul Islam Trust Fellowship Bangladesh

  • Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

  • Cill Rialaig Project Co-Kerry, Ireland

  • Gallery 68-elf Cologne; Arts Council of Central Finland, Jyvaskyla.

Tayeba has attended a number of workshops in countries including India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Nepal and Bangladesh.



  • Grand Prize at the 11th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh 2004

  • ‘Ananya Top Ten Women of the Year’ 2014

  • 'Inspiring Female in Promoting Art' Award by WIL (Woman in Leadership)

  • ‘10 Quijotas of Bangladesh’ by Embassy of Spain in 2017.



  • the ‘50 Contemporary Women Artists: Ground breaking Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now’ Edited by John Gosslee and Heather Zises and Foreword by Elizabeth Sackler published by Schiffer Publishing in 2018

  • ‘Artist as Activist’ along side of Artist Mahbubur Rahman, foreword by curator Caitlin Doherty and published by Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in 2016

  • Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, Vol 1, published by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation 2013.


Public Collection

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim (NYC)

  • Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts

  • 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 (India)

  • AAN Collection (Hong Kong)

  • LO-FTF Council (Denmark)

  • The National Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

  • Harmony Art Foundation (Reliance-India)

  • The Ilham Collection (Malaysia)

  • Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC)

  • Motwani Jadeja Foundation (USA & India)

  • Saniza and Michael Collection (Hong Kong)

  • Galila Batzilai Collection (Belgium)

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh).


Tayeba is collectively participating at the ‘documenta fifteen’ in 2022 as part of Britto Arts Trust.