Born at Gaibandha, Bangladesh Tayeba Begum Lipi did her MFA in 1993 at Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. Lipi has done 9 solo exhibitions in Istanbul, London, Dhaka, NYC and Delhi. Her recent large duo with Mahbubur Rahman ‘ Artist as Activist’ was Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum  (MSU), USA in 2016.

Her significant Group shows include ‘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; Colombo Biennale 2012; 14th Jakarta Biennale and 54 Venice Biennale in 2011.

Lipi was the commissioner of the Pavilion of Bangladesh, 54 Venice Biennale 2011. She is the Co-Founder and Trustee of Britto Arts Trust.