Sharmini Pereira

She is an independent curator and publisher. She is the founder and director of Rakng Leaves, a non-profit independent publishing organisation, which commissions and publishes book projects with international artists from the South Asian region. In 2013 she set up the Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecure and Design in Sri Lanka dedicated to collecting materials in English, Tamil and Sinhala related to the development of art, architecture and design in Sri Lanka. In 2014 she curated the Garden of Ideas – Contemporary Art from Pakistan as Guest Curator for the opening exhibiton of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. In 2011 she was the international guest curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and conceived and edited Footnotes to a Project. In 2006 she co-curated the first Singapore Biennale and between 2004-2005 she was the first ACAPA (Australia Centre for Asia Pacific Art) scholar in residence at the Queensland Art Gallery. Her writing has appeared in Mousse Magazine, Guggenheim online, Art Asia Pacific, Groundviews and Imprint amongst others. She was born in 1970 and lives and works in Sri Lanka and New York.