Adeela Suleman

Adeela Suleman received her BFA from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi in 1999 and her MA in International Relations from Karachi University in 1995. Suleman was the Head of Fine Art Department at The Indus Valley School of Art  and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan from 2008-2019. She is the founding member and Director of Vasl Artists’ Association Karachi, Pakistan.

Suleman has exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions including those at Sullivan+ Strumpf, Singapore (2019); Aicon Gallery, New York, USA (2017); Gandhara Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (2017); Davide Gallo Gallery, Milan, Italy (2017); Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (2015); Aicon Gallery, New York, USA (2014); Canvas, Karachi, Pakistan (2012); Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino, Italy (2012); Aicon Gallery, London, UK (2011); Rohtas Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan (2008).

She has taken part in group exhibitions at notable Museums and foundations and her works are part of notable international public collections. Suleman has aslo participated in the Busan Biennale (2022); Karachi Biennale (2017 and 2019); Singapore Biennale (2016); Asian Art Biennial, Taichung, Taiwan (2013); SEA+ Triennial, Jakarta, Indonesia (2013); Asia Triennial II, Manchester, UK (2011); 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, Fukuoka, Japan (2002).

Her work has been reviewed by several magazines, catalogues and newspapers such as Art Forum, BOMB Magazine, Wall Street International, Publications, Art Radar Asia, Art Link Magazine and Art Asia Pacific.

Suleman’s Monograph – “Not everyone’s Heaven” – was printed by Skira in 2020. Her second book “Art, Violence and the State in the Killing Fields of Karachi” was recently published and co-authored by Mariam Ali Baig in 2022. Suleman lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

Some of Works