Mariam Suhail - Biography


b. 1979, Rawalpindi, Pakistan / Lives and works in Bangalore, India

Mariam Suhail’s work stems from the incidental, undocumented minutia of conversations, media, culture, and the everyday. She employs language from these sources to dissect and re-present what may exist in the spaces between exchanges, ideas, historical events and daily occurrences, resulting in works in sculpture, video, digital images, text and drawing.

Suhail completed her BFA from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi (2001).

Most recently, her works were part of the exhibition The Missing One – Curated by Nada Raza shown at Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo, Norway and Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka Bangladesh (2016).

Solo exhibitions include Sweet Subjunctive at GALLERYSKE, New Delhi, India (2015); Accidental Excavations at Grey Noise, Dubai, UAE (2014); Brooding Protagonist at Discoveries, Art Basel, Hong Kong with GALLERYSKE (2013).

Suhail has participated in the Han Nefkens Foundation Artists’ Residency Programme at HANGAR.ORG, Barcelona, Spain (2016) and the Tanera Mor 3-island International Artist Residency in Scotland (2007). She was also part of the Khoj International Artists’ workshop in Mumbai, India (2005). In 2002, she was part of Aar Paar, an artist-initiated public art project between artists from India and Pakistan, facilitated by Shilpa Gupta and Huma Mulji. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Design, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore and the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.


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