• Established in 2009, Saskia Fernando Gallery has played an important role in introducing an international audience to Sri Lankan contemporary art alongside establishing a dialogue between local artists and institutions. Representing the leading  and emerging artists working in Sri Lanka and/or of Sri Lankan dissent, the galleries multidisciplinary approach to representation of work is aimed at exposing the island's maturity as a contemporary art scene. To-date the gallery has collaborated on group and solo exhibitions with galleries and curators in London, Los Angeles, Dubai and Singapore.

     

    In addition to the galleries exhibition led calendar projects include Collector's Desk, a platform launched in 2016 with the intention to advise and inform local collectors on the developments of the local and international art market. Ya Connect, founded in 2019 in association with Hatch, took the form of an artist-in-residence and talk platform in the cities largest coworking space; drawing paralells between art, communities and tech. 

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  • Exposed to art via her father's collecting, Saskia Fernando has a deep-rooted relationship with the Sri Lankan art scene. Working...

    Exposed to art via her father's collecting, Saskia Fernando has a deep-rooted relationship with the Sri Lankan art scene. Working with artists since 2003 on projects and collaborations, SFG was established with the intention to create a sustainable future for the Sri Lankan art industry. Over the past decade Fernando has launched mutliple online platforms presenting contemporary Sri Lankan art online, numerous talk platforms aimed at different sectors of the community and collaborated with galleries internationally on the presentation of Sri Lankan contemporary art. Saskia has ensured that many young artists careers have a future in Sri Lanka and was listed as one of the top 50 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2014 and in 2019 awarded in the New Establishment 100, both by Echelon Business Magazine.