• 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 launched in 2016, a platform founded in association with ARTRA magazine with the intention to advise and inform collectors. 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 at a young age to art via her father's collecting, Saskia Fernando has had a deep-rooted relationship with many...

    Exposed at a young age to art via her father's collecting, Saskia Fernando has had a deep-rooted relationship with many of the  artists she has represented for over a decade. SFG was established based on these relationships, with the intention to create a sustainable structure for the Sri Lankan gallery scene. Over the past decade Fernando has launched an online platform for Paradise Road Galleries (formerly known as Art Space Sri Lanka) and numerous talk platforms aimed at different sectors of the community. Curating both at Saskia Fernando Gallery and Paradise Road Galleries, the Gallerist has  ensured that many young artists have a future in the Sri Lankan art industry. Fernando 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.