About this Event
Babar Suleman is an artist and writer, with a practice-led Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Art from the University of Oxford.
Through the foregrounding of place, body and personal voice in moving image and new media, Suleman investigates notions of love, worldmaking and magic in order to shift viewer perceptions about structures of coloniality, marginalised identities and self-determination.
A Fulbright scholar, they graduated with an MFA from Parsons School of Design (New York). Suleman was an Inclusive Histories Research Fellow at Compton Verney Art Gallery in 2021. Commissions and grants include b-side Arts Festival, Platform Art Projects, and Arts Council England. Suleman is a Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking in the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at the Manchester School of Art.
Bunker Talks invite artists and researchers to talk about who they are and what they do. Curated by the Performance Research Group at Manchester School of Art, Bunker Talks explore geopolitical, ecological or economic concerns. The talks create space for critical encounters, presentations, provocation and dialogue.
Originally conceived in the pandemic to explore how artists, writers, curators and researchers continued to make and share their work, live Bunker Talks now take place at The Salutation every month. Since 2020, over 100 talks have been hosted by members of the Art & Performance Research Hub. All talks are recorded, edited, captioned and archived to create an online catalogue, capturing how artists think about the world today.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Salutation Pub (upstairs), 12 Higher Chatham Street, Manchester, United Kingdom