An activist and artist, Chandraguptha Thenuwara engages his multi disciplinary practice in the investigation of the sociopolitical climate in Sri Lanka. On 23 July 2020 he will present his 22nd ‘Black July’ memorial exhibition, titled ‘Atmosphere | At/most/fear’. The body of work consists of sculptural installation and painting on canvas exploring militarisation in Sri Lanka.
Chandraguptha Thenuwara is one of Sri Lanka’s leading contemporary artists, whose annual exhibitions have become a survey of the political history of the country since 1997. His works are included in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery Australia, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Japan, John Moore's University Art Collection Liverpool and Fine Arts Museum of Udmurtia, Izhevsk, Russia and were most recently selected for the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA.