• Established in 2009 and expanded to include a private viewing gallery in 2013, Saskia Fernando Gallery plays a vital role in nurturing the local art industry and works to take the island’s unique contemporary art scene onto the global stage by giving its creators structure and support.

     

    The largest contemporary art gallery in Sri Lanka, Saskia Fernando Gallery is not restricted by medium, showcasing artists across disciplines; from paintings and sculpture to installations and photography. Working with curators, publications, and galleries on both a local and international level, Saskia Fernando Gallery aims to cement Sri Lanka’s position as part of the South Asian art movement. Since its inception, the gallery has collaborated on solo and group exhibitions in London, Los Angeles, Dubai, and Singapore - even representing Sri Lankan artists at events like Art Dubai and the India Art Fair.

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  • Surrounded by art at a very young age due to her father’s collecting, Saskia Fernando created the gallery to serve...

    Surrounded by art at a very young age due to her father’s collecting, Saskia Fernando created the gallery to serve as an ecosystem for artists in Sri Lanka and to broaden the definition of ‘Sri Lankan’ art. For over a decade now, Fernando has worked to tear down barriers to young artists and in doing so has earned herself spots on Echelon Business Magazine’s top 50 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in both 2014 and 2019.