Shilo Shiv Suleman

Shilo Shiv Suleman is a contemporary Indian artist born in 1989 in Bengaluru. She completed her education in animation from Shrishti School of Art, Design and Technology in 2001. Shilo started illustrating right from a young age no doubt inspired by her mother Nilofer Suleman who was an established artist in her own right. At the age of 16 itself, her first illustrated children’s book was published. Shilo’s art often leans towards magical realism but even then the underlying message for social change remains constant. For that matter, Shilo is the founder and director of ‘The Fearless Collective’ that deals with art as a means for social change and engages with gender issues. She is an artist committed to a cause and she gathered over 400 artists to protest against gender violence under that Fearless Collective.  She has also presented her work at various conferences and festivals including the renowned Burning Man. In Burning Man she showcased her interactive installation ‘Pulse and Bloom’ which garnered a lot of international attention and was covered by international media like BBC, Rolling Stone, WIRED, the Guardian and so on.  Once her talk on Ted Global titled ‘Using Tech to Enable Dreaming’ got around a million views, she was invited to speak at other conferences like WIRED, DLD in London and Munich. She has been the recipient of several awards including Femina ‘Woman of Worth’ Award, the New India Express Devi Award and the Futurebooks Innovation in London.  The artist continues to live in her hometown of Bangalore.;

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