Zool Suleman is an advocate, writer and cultural collaborator. He is the Editor of Rungh and the Executive Director of the Rungh Cultural Society. He co-founded Rungh (1991), as a national South Asian focused arts initiative and relaunched Rungh in 2017 as a creative platform for Indigenous, Black and racialized artist conversations. As an arts advocate, he protested against the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exclusionary art practices as an active member of the Artists’ Coalition for Local Colour. He was a founding member of the Minquon Panchayat, one of Canada’s first national IBPOC-led artist movements which challenged the lack of anti-racism initiatives in Canada’s artist-run-centres and arts institutions. Appointed by the BC Minister of Culture, he co-chaired a province-wide Status of the Artist Committee, which was instrumental in the formation of the BC Arts Council. Over the last three decades, he has been involved in various capacities with the Canada Council for the Arts, Heritage Canada, the Province of BC and the City of Vancouver. In addition to his engagements as a cultural connector, he advocates for immigrants and refugees and has been active in national and local civil society initiatives against racism, racial profiling and Islamophobia.
Local ColourTarah Hogue and Zool Suleman
This conversation is an entry point into Local Colour, the grass roots protest in 1991-1992 against the exclusionary practices of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Vol. 7, No. 1
Shifting genres, shifting landsAnosh Irani and Zool Suleman
A conversation with Anosh Irani.
Vol. 6, No. 4
Passing 'through the land'Tarah Hogue, Ayumi Goto, Peter Morin and Zool Suleman
Knowledges, introductions and labour in institutional shapeshifting.
Vol. 6, No. 1
South Asian Theatre in Canada – A ConversationRahul Varma, Jivesh Parasram, Zahida Rahemtulla, Kathleen Flaherty and Rohit Chokhani
What is the state of South Asian theatre in Canada? Rungh hosts a national conversation.
Vol. 5, No. 2
Centering Indigenous Art Practices: A Conversation with Chris Creighton Kelly and France TrépanierChris Creighton Kelly and France Trépanier
Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trépanier in conversation with Zool Suleman.
The Roots Issue, Vol. 2, No. 1 & 2 (July 1993)
So We May Always KnowBy Zool Suleman
The vision of Inderjit Kohaly.
The Film and Video Issue, Vol. 1, No. 3 (August 1992)
On the Set of the Burning SeasonBy Sherazad Jamal and Zool Suleman
Interviews with Om Puri and Akesh Gill.