• Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space

    2016, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo | Endless Space, Acrylic on Paper Triangles, 52 x 57 cm ( x7) and Mirror, Cloth, Acrylic, 14 x 10 cm

  • Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Space through Contemporary Art

    2016, JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo

  • 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

PAKKIYARAJAH PUSHPAKANTHAN b.1989

Pakkiyarajah Pushpakanthan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The mood of Pushpakanthan’s work is intentionally unsettling as he draws inspiration from his first-hand experiences in the conflict and trauma of the war in the North. By exploring unforgettable memories of death, disappearance, torture and wounds, the artist uses his work as a space to lay bare the painful realities of the past so that people can grieve and heal. Rather than searching for answers of solutions, he moves through refined shifts of perception, hoping that the spectator is able to empathize with the trauma and its meaning.

 

Education

2017 Induction program for academic staff members – 2017, Staff Development Center, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art & Design), University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 The Disappearance of Disappearances | History of Art Gallery, New York, USA
2017 Disappearance | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Inequality | Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 Living on the Margins | Brunei Gallery (UK), Park Gallery (Nepal), Sapumal Modern Art Museum (Sri Lanka), contacted by PositiveNegative Ltd, SOAS University of London, UK
2018 Embodying Power | Sapumal Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Human Rights Arts Festival | JDA Perera Gallery, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Silent Auction of Modern & Contemporary Art | Temple Trees Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Young Subcontinent | Curated by Riyas Komu, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India
2016 Conceiving Virtual Space | Curated by Alnoor Mitha and Saskia Fernando | ArtSpaceSriLanka.com
2016 Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Space through Contemporary Art | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 C/A/M/P – Contemporary Artists’ Meeting Point | Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes | Rio Hotel and Cinema, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Seven Conversations | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Exhibition of Paintings | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 Art Effects from Jaffna | Park Street Mews, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Solo Exhibitions

2018 The Disappearance of Disappearances | History of Art Gallery, New York, USA
2017 Disappearance | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Inequality | Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 Living on the Margins | Brunei Gallery (UK), Park Gallery (Nepal), Sapumal Modern Art Museum (Sri Lanka), contacted by PositiveNegative Ltd, SOAS University of London, UK
2018 Embodying Power | Sapumal Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Human Rights Arts Festival | JDA Perera Gallery, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Silent Auction of Modern & Contemporary Art | Temple Trees Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Young Subcontinent | Curated by Riyas Komu, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India
2016 Conceiving Virtual Space | Curated by Alnoor Mitha and Saskia Fernando | ArtSpaceSriLanka.com
2016 Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Space through Contemporary Art | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 C/A/M/P – Contemporary Artists’ Meeting Point | Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Colomboscope: Shadow Scenes | Rio Hotel and Cinema, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Seven Conversations | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Exhibition of Paintings | JDA Perera Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2013 Art Effects from Jaffna | Park Street Mews, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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