Mahbubur Rahman completed his MFA in Drawing and Painting at the Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka in 1993. In his career, spanning more than two decades, Mahbub has held a number of solo shows at home and abroad in Asia, Europe and the United States. He is the Honorary Artistic Director of the Britto Arts Trust, an artist-run non-profit platform based in Dhaka.
Screenings of his video work, The City Gate, was presented at Cinema Reflet Medicis, Paris, 2009, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, 2010 and at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2010; Raku, Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, 2009 and Rickshaw Chole-Re at Arts Council in Kathmandu, 2008.
Rahman has also exhibited with his artist wife, Tayeba Begum Lipi, in two-person shows such as Parables of our Times, Gallery Akar Prakar, Kolkata, 2010; Artificial Reality, La Galerie, Alliance Française Dhaka, 2002 and Slave of the Civilization, a performance at Jyvaskyla, Finland, 2000.