Born in 1970 in Karachi, Pakistan, where she lives and works. She received her BFA from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi. Currently she is Associate Professor and Head of the Fine Art Department at the same university. She is a founding member and Director of the Vasl Artists’ Association, based in Karachi. Suleman has shown her work in numerous solo exhibitions, at Aicon Gallery, New York, Gandhara Art Gallery, Karachi, and Davide Gallo Gallery, Milan, Italy, in 2017; and Canvas Gallery, Karachi, in 2015, among others. She has taken part in group exhibitions at Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, in Germany; Kasteel Van Gaasbeek, Brussels; Singapore Art Museum; Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA ; Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India; Asia Society Museum, New York; Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, among others.
Central to Suleman’s art is the exploration of a series of dichotomies that point to life’s fragility and ephemerality. In lieu of tombs, memorials, funerals, her work confronts our earthly fears, but remains suggestive of the transcendental. As well as being symbolic representations of the coexistence between love of nature and the chaos man creates, her artworks are also fragmented documentaries of recent catastrophes and violent episodes within her own socio-political landscape.
2019 Bawwaba Artists, Art Dubai, Art Fair, UAE
2019 Museums of Days, Sullivan + Strumpf, Singapore
2018 Art for Education: Contemporary Artists from Pakistan, Museo Diocesano, Milan, Italy
2018 Fearless. Contemporary South Asian Art, Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, Australia