An artist talk by Adeela Suleman.
Manchester Art Gallery
Wednesday 13 December 2017, 1pm–2pm
Free, no need to book
Featured in the South Asia Design Gallery with her spectacular piece, After all it’s someone else who Dies, Adeela Suleman is an artist who responds to death and violence in contemporary Pakistan.
Working with craft makers from a variety of disciplines including metal workers and painters, Adeela Suleman’s work combines exquisite craftsmanship and beauty with the fragility of life and death.
In contemporary Pakistan death surrounds us, nameless, faceless and countless.
Adeela Suleman studied Sculpture at the Indus Valley School of Art and completed a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Karachi.
She is currently the Coordinator of Vasl Artists’ Collective in Karachi, in addition to being Associate Professor and Head of the Fine Art Department at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.
Suleman has participated extensively with group and solo exhibitions worldwide, including Phantoms of Asia at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, the 2013 Asian Art Biennial at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Hanging Fire – Contemporary Art from Pakistan at The Asia Society, New York; Gallery Rohtas 2, Lahore; Canvas Gallery, Karachi; Aicon Gallery, New York; and, the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Bologna, Italy (2008). Reviews and features of work appear in Artforum and the New York Times, among other publications. The artist lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.