Shilo Suleman, 'Sweet Nothing', Acrylic & Papercut on Archival Paper, 25''x20in, 2015


Shilo Shiv Suleman is a visual artist with a focus on the intersection of magical realism, art for social change and technology. Shilo has created large scale installations for The Burning Man Festival and apps that featured on TED which react to your brainwaves. She is the founder-director of ‘The Fearless Collective’ that engages with gender issues and art for social change in India.  As an INK fellow, her work became known when her talk made it to and got over a million views in 2012. She was chosen as one of the three pioneering Indian women at TEDGlobal and has spoken at conferences like WIRED, DLD in London and Munich. More recently, she founded a collective of over 400 artists in India using community art to protest gender violence for which she was featured in a host of documentaries including Rebel Music by MTV. Awards include the Femina ‘Woman of Worth’, the New India Express ‘Devi Awards in 2015 and the Futurebooks Digital Innovation in London. In 2014, her collaborations with a neuroscientist on creating art that interacts with your brainwaves and other biofeedback sensors made her recipient of several grants and residencies, including an honorarium grant from Burning Man for the interactive project: Pulse and Bloom. The biofeedback installation brought together artists, architects, entrepreneurs, builders and neurotechnologies. Solo exhibitions include ‘Beloved’ with Art Musings in 2015.