• Stain

    2016, Ink on Teacups, Dimensions Variable

  • Disambiguation

    2016, Art Dubai U.A.E Stain, Tea bags, Strainers, Glass Beakers and Ink, Dimensions Variable

  • Seven Conversations

    2015, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo Curated by Sharmini Pereira and T. Shanaathanan

  • Seven Conversations

    2015, Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo Curated by Sharmini Pereira and T. Shanaathanan Stain, 2015, Tea bags, Strainers, Glass Beakers and Ink, Dimensions Variable

  • Stain

    2016,Tea bags, Strainers, Glass Beakers and Mixed Media, Dimensions Variable (Set of 9)

  • Stain

    2016,Tea bags, Strainers, Glass Beakers and Mixed Media, Dimensions Variable (Set of 9)

  • Liminal space: Reconfiguring Identity and Space through Contemporary Art

    2016, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo Identity Cards, 2016, Installation

  • Liminal space: Reconfiguring Identity and Space through Contemporary Art

    2016, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo Identity Cards, 2016, Installation

  • Child Mother

    2015, Teabags an

  • Finger Mark

    2015, Teabags and Ink, 31 x 21 cm

  • Leeches

    2015, Teabags and Ink, 36.5 x 21 cm

  • Rotti

    2015, Teabags and Ink, 32.5 x 21 cm

HANUSHA SOMASUNDERAM b. 1988

Hanusha Somasunderam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Jaffna. Somasunderam’s work confronts the plight of the tea estate workers in Sri Lanka and the struggle that has been faced by their communities in the hill country for over 100 years. Somasunderam’s first-hand experience of the environment is directly translated through objects typically used for tea making. She works on the objects as sculptural material intricately illustrating stories through imagery of places, people and objects. The contradiction of the contribution made by these tea-pluckers to the country’s economy only to suffer hardship in return is the essence of the artist’s work.  Her distinctive series using strainers and stained tea bags juxtapose the strain of the people in her community and the stains marked on their lives.

 

Education 

2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art & Design – second class lower), University of Jaffna

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 Conceiving Virtual Space | Curated by Alnoor Mitha and Saskia Fernando | ArtSpaceSriLanka.com
2016 Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Place through Contemporary Art | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 C/A/M/P – Contemporary Artists’ Meeting Point, Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Disambiguationcurated by Saskia Fernando | Art Dubai 2016, U.A.E
2016 Dhaka Art Summit | Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh
2016 Truth to Truth | JDA Perera Gallery, 46 Horton Place, Colombo 7
 2016 Mining Warm Data, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt | Dhaka Art Summit, Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh
 2015 Seven Conversations | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Sri Lanka
 2015 Suffer | Bamyan Cultural Center, Bamyan, Afghanistan
2013 Visual Art Exhibition | University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
2013 Taste of Tea | Park Street, Mews, Wearhouse D Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 Open Space | a collaboration between Raking Leaves and Asia Art Archive, Jaffna & Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Saskia Fernando Gallery