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Tayeba Lipi

‘I Wed Myself’ is a two-channel video projection enacting a dual gender existence in one being. The role of a bride and groom are played simultaneously by one. While gender suggests one is either a boy or a girl, the artist prefers to perceive a newborn as a child. The work is a realization that, despite the artist’s gender as a woman, there also lie within her, innate masculine characteristics.

Tayeba Lipi, born in Gaibandha, Bangladesh studied drawing and painting at the Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka until 1993. She is one of the Founder- Trustees of Britto Arts Trust, where she played a major role as coordinator since its inception in 2002 until 2007. Her curations include several international large-scale projects, as well as recently being the commissioner for Parables: Bangladesh Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2011

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