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Born 1970, in Karachi, Pakistan

The artist lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan


Adeela Suleman is currently the Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Fine Art Department at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture. She is also the coordinator of Vasl Artists’ Collective, Karachi- Pakistan


BFA in Sculpture 1999, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan
MA in International Relations 1995, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Select Solo Exhibitions

2011 Recent Works, Aicon Gallery, London
2010 After All It’s Always Somebody Else…, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Uncertainty- Rohtas 2, Lahore, Pakistan
Preview at Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2007 Confinement - Commune Artist Colony, Karachi, Pakistan

Select Group Exhibitions

2012 Phantom of Asia Contemporary Awakens the Past, Curated by Mami Katoko curator of the Mori Art Museum, Japan, Asian Art Museum San Francisco, USA
Band Baaja Baarat-group show, Curated by Sameera Raja, IVS Gallery
Dubai art fair, Dubai
Indian Art Summit, New Delhi
Mein-the Artist and the Self, Curated by Noorjehan Bilgrami & Amean J. Koel Gallery Karachi

2011 Asia Art Trienniel, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK
Home Spun, Curated by Girish Shahane, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi
Group Show, Curated By Salima Hashmi, Drawing Room Art Gallery, Lahore
Mad In Karachi 3D, Curated By Munawar Ali Syed, Art Chowk Gallery, Karachi

2010 RisingTide, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, Pakistan
In Difesa, Fondazione 107, Torino, Italy
Svelando I’Utopia, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea,Torino, Italy
Resemble Reassemble, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, India

2009 Failing States: Recent works by Tazeen Qayyum, Aicon Gallery, London
Steel Life- Curated by Elisabetta Pozzetti, La Triennale di Milano, Milan Italy
Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art From Pakistan, Asia Society, New York
The Emperor’s New Clothes: Dress, Politics and Identity in Contemporary Pakistani Art, Talwar Gallery, New York
Signs taken for Wonders: Recent art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
Farida Batool, Adeela Suleman & Tazeen Qayyum, Aicon Gallery, New York
Steel Life, La Triennale, Milano

2008 Farida Batool, Adeela Suleman and Tazeen Qayyum, Aicon Gallery, New York
Tradition,Technique,Technology –II; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
Featuring Farida Batool, Ayaz Jokhio and Adeela Suleman, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto Video Loop 08’Barcelona, Spain
Fiera Internazionale d'Arte Contemparanea, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art-Bologna, Italy
Women of Light, Galerie Davide Gallo, Berlin

2007 Preview Berlin, The emerging art fair, Berlin
An intensity of Space & Substance, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
Love, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
Articulating The Subtext, Alliance Francaise, Karachi, Pakistan

2006 Flights of Fancy, Royaat Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Body, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Calligraphy, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2005 Urban/Culture, CP Open Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia
Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

2004 Spielen mit geladenem Gewehr (Playing with the loaded gun), Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, Germany

2003 Twenty-four Shots per second, Kara Film Fest, Karachi, Pakistan
43rd Premio Suzzara, Associazione Galleria Del Premio Suzzara, Italy
Playing with the loaded Gun, Apex Art, New York
Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2002 Imagined Workshop, 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, Fukuoka, Japan

2001 The Thakhti Show, Freer Hall, Karachi, Pakistan

2000 Art Festival: Urban Voices, Karachi, Pakistan