b. 1977, Bangladesh; lives and works in London

2019 Elected as a Royal Academician

2000-02 Slade School of Fine Art, London, MA

1996-99 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, BA 

Through her refined language of Minimalist Abstraction, Begum’s practice 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. Her works absorb and reflect varied densities of light to produce an experience for the viewer that is both temporal and sensorial.