Suleman Aqeel Khilji

Suleman Aqeel Khilji (b.1985 in Quetta) is currently enrolled in the MA course at the Royal Academy of Arts London, graduating in 2025. He previously lived and worked in Lahore, Pakistan.

Khilji was selected as part of an exchange programme at Ecole de Beaux Art Paris in 2009 and awarded the medal for outstanding achievement. He is a graduate of the National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan where he achieved a distinction in painting.

He takes a research/process based approach to art-making; working with various mediums and by collaborating drawing, painting, printmaking, and digital techniques. His interest in drawing and photography leads him to use film stills, images from art history, and press shots as the basis for painting, and to locate the boundary of abstraction and figuration in enlarged images. He has exhibited works in group and solo shows, including his solo show “See View” at IVS Gallery, Karachi and “Inayat and Others” at Sanat Gallery, Karachi. His works are part of prestigious collections such as DIL Foundation New York, Shahrukh Khan Collection and Luciano Benetton Collection.