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Chathuri Nissansala Jayasiriwardena

Sri Lanka

Chathuri Nissansala (b.1993, Colombo) is a multidisciplinary artist working with performance art, painting, sculpture and graphics. Her works raise poignant questions about notions of gender, class and nationalism in Sri Lanka. A recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship, South East Asia by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, ICCR (2012), Chathuri acquired a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Painting) from Chitra Kala Parishath, Bengaluru (2017) and Master in Visual Arts (Painting) from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (2019).

She has performed and exhibited across Asia, some of these include solo exhibition ‘Ritualizing the disfigured: Memorials of healing from Sri Lanka’ by Anant art gallery (2021), ‘Crafting the Cross Roads’, four personnel exhibition curated by Somedutta Malik at Dhi art space Hyderabad (2022);”queernocopia” curated bh Myna Mukherjee under engendered platform Delhi and she has participated in various workshops and residences worldwide