Anoli Perera


Anoli Perera (b. 1962) is a painter, sculptor and installation artist based between Colombo, Sri Lanka, and New Delhi, India. As a writer, she has contributed consistently to bring visibility to contemporary art in Sri Lanka. She is a founding member of Theertha Artists Collective and has played an instrumental role as an institution builder, supporting her peers in revitalizing the arts in Colombo through strategic programming, workshops and international collaborations. From the 1990s, her aesthetic interventions — political, personal and feminist — ushered in a new wave of art-making in Sri Lanka. Perera has deployed her work to present contradictory as well as complex narratives that emerge when living in contemporary society.