Suleiman Sharifi was born in 1958 Tajikistan, lives in Dushanbe. He’s a member of the International Confederation of Artists.
He works in contemporary art: painting, video, photo, installation, performance, workshops, social practices and illustration.
He participated in a number of projects, such as: “TOPOGRAFICA Contemporary Art Exhibition, AUCA”American University of Central Asia, 2015; “Reimagining the New Man/Practicing Civic Duties through Social and Visual media” US Embassy, 2014; «Make Your Idea Visual" First Solo Contemporary Art Shaw in Tajikistan, American Corner, 2013 "Nomadic Instants Video 2012" Bayreuth (Lebanon); "International Contemporary Art Symposium Nomadic Art Camp." Kyrgyzstan 2011;
Art-residences in small towns of central Asia, “Artist and/in Community” Nurek, 2011; 24es Video Instants in Marseilles, 2011; Contemporary ART Symposium “Eurasia Imagery of the Present”, Almaty, 2010; "Public Art in Dushanbe" CEC Arts Link, 2009; Contemporary Art Show "Original copy" Dushanbe in 2008; Contemporary art project "Pre-Islamic Heritage of Tajikistan non-museum Interpretation" HIVOS, 2008 and etc.
He’s the author of a number of workshops and lectures on contemporary art for young people within their own projects: Art Residences in Hatlon and Sogd Regions of Tajikistan “Contemporary Art: From Concept to an Artifact” SDC, 2012; “Airport-Art or How to make a Souvenir” in the frame of grant program to support educational activities (lectures) on the theory and practice of contemporary art, 2011 etc. He's also the author of a social project of public space “Hidden Mosaic” in the frame of “Spaces on the Run - Mapping, activating, rethinking the status of public spaces in Central Asian context”, 2014.
He was awarded the prize for the best video art at “Nomadic Video Festival 2011” in Bishkek. Also he was selected in the top 300 artists of Asia (I'm Not There a Sourcebook for the 8th Gwangju Biennale 2009)
His works are in museums and private collections in the USA, the EU and Asia. Installation “Made In” is in the collection of the National Museum of Kazakhstan, video "Signs" and photo art “Break” in the National Museum of Tajikistan.