Swiss-born Suleika was raised in a Sudanese Sufi Muslim order, attending school in Switzerland and traveling regularly to Sudan, Egypt, the UAE, and across Europe to engage with her Sufi community. This diverse upbringing, straddling geographical and religious boundaries, has shaped her distinct aesthetic and viewpoint, carving out a new space for individuals with hybrid identities.

Now based in London, her work serves as a tool for crossing boundaries, expressing emotions, and creating bridges. Central to her practice are authentic portrayals and stories, challenging harmful stereotypes, and promoting unity in diversity. Passionate about themes like spiritual practices, transcendental experiences, various forms of communities, and the human condition, Suleika approaches her subjects with empathy and vulnerability, practicing non-violence to contribute to a more compassionate, ethical, and sustainable future.


Represented by Artworld

selected publications:
Vogue, Dazed, Document Journal, Odda, Puss Puss, Cap74024, L’Officiel, ItsNiceThat, Creative Review, Financial Times, British Journal of Photography

selected clients:
Net-A-Porter, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Farfetch, Marni, Missoni, Liberty, Puma, Axel Arigato, Pandora, Victoria Beckham, Pucci, Highsnobiety

Portraits of women whose creativiy merges with their faithWePresent, May 2024

Suleika Mueller captures the diversity of devotionAzeema Magazine, March 2024

Women and spirituality through Suleika Mueller’s gazeVogue Italia, March 2024

Performing Stories – British Journal of Photography, May 2023

Rukmini Vijayakumar honours tradition while reaching for contemporary cultural consciousnessVogue India, May 2023

Photographer Suleika Mueller shoots architect Nevine Nasser in her Islamic heart creationDocument Journal, July 2022

The Sufi ArchitectPort Magazine, July 2022

Photographer Suleika Mueller and stylist Nikhil Mansata capture the Muslim in-betweenDocument Journal, November 2021

Documenting ReligionCreative Review, September 2021

“Western Feminism Judges Women Around The World With Bigotry”: Suleika Mueller On The Harmful Legacy Of ExtremismVogue Italia, March 2021

Moksha captures the diversity of religious rituals across IndiaItsNiceThat, March 2020

StART Art Fair. Saatchi Gallery, London (UK) 2023.

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh (UK) 2023.

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. The National Portrait Gallery, London (UK) 2022.

As We Gaze Upon Her by Banat Collective. Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi (UAE) 2021.

Reframing History Photo Vogue Festival. BASE Milano, Milan (IT) 2021.

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