MAHEN PERERA b. 1977

Mahen Perera trained in Multi-Disciplinary Design at the National Design Centre in Colombo before going on to pursue his BA in Fine Arts from the Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore in affiliation with the Open University U.K., where he was awarded a first class Honors and was the recipient of the prestigious Winston Oh travel award in 2007 which allowed him to undertake a month-long residency in Prague. His works have been exhibited in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Vietnam. Mahen works mainly with found objects and material detritus that are often ignored, and seeks to analyze and challenge the conventional language used to talk about issues of identity and representation. The materials that he works with take on the traces of history, time and memory as a result of transformative physical manipulation, and he explores the vestigial spaces that are often left behind. His works are evocative of the concept of absence and sometime even suggestive of archeology in the way that he intimately explores and celebrates the residual.

 

 

Education

2007 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) 1st Class Hons. Lasalle College Of the Arts, Singapore
2006 Diploma in Painting with Distinction (Fine Arts) Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
1999 Diploma in Multi Disciplinary Design, Sri Lanka National Design Centre, Colombo, Sri Lank

 


Solo Exhibitions

2016 How They Forgot To Remember, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo Sri Lanka
2015 With Things Left Behind, Hempel Galleries, Colombo Sri Lanka
2010 Material Morphologies, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo Sri Lanka
2009 Time Lost & Found, Barefoot Gallery Colombo Sri Lanka
2000 Untitled, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka
1999 Untitled, Lionel Wendtt Art Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka
1998 Untitled, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka
1997 Untitled, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 Revive – Art Connect, Trace City, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Second Skin, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Project One, Jindal Steel in Collaboration with Vogue India, Mumbai, India
2015 Shadow Scenes ,Cinnamon Colombo Scope, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Serendipity Revealed – An exhibition of Sri Lankan contemporary art – a post war perspective, Brunei Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2014 Making History, Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 Untitled ,The Design Space, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Lasalle Degree Show, Lasalle Exhibition Space, Singapore
2006 Antipode, Front Row Gallery, Singapore
2006 Miniature, Project Space, Lasalle Singapore
2006 Lasalle Exhibition Showcase, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 STORIES WITHIN|MAHEN PERERA, Saskiafernando Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka
2016 How They Forgot To Remember, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo Sri Lanka
2015 With Things Left Behind, Hempel Galleries, Colombo Sri Lanka
2010 Material Morphologies, Paradise Road Galleries, Colombo Sri Lanka
2009 Time Lost & Found, Barefoot Gallery Colombo Sri Lanka
2000 Untitled, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka
1999 Untitled, Lionel Wendtt Art Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka
1998 Untitled, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka
1997 Untitled, Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 Revive – Art Connect, Trace City, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Second Skin, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Project One, Jindal Steel in Collaboration with Vogue India, Mumbai, India
2015 Shadow Scenes ,Cinnamon Colombo Scope, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Serendipity Revealed – An exhibition of Sri Lankan contemporary art – a post war perspective, Brunei Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2014 Making History, Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 Untitled ,The Design Space, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 Lasalle Degree Show, Lasalle Exhibition Space, Singapore
2006 Antipode, Front Row Gallery, Singapore
2006 Miniature, Project Space, Lasalle Singapore
2006 Lasalle Exhibition Showcase, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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