About the Curator
Natasha Ginwala, Curator
Natasha Ginwala is a curator and writer. She is Associate Curator at Gropius Bau, Berlin and Festival Curator, COLOMBOSCOPE (2019), Colombo. Ginwala has curated Contour Biennale 8, Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium and was Curatorial Advisor for documenta 14, 2017. Other recent projects include Arrival, Incision. Indian Modernism as Peripatetic Itinerary in the framework of “Hello World. Revising a Collection” at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2018; Riots: Slow Cancellation of the Future at ifa Gallery Berlin and Stuttgart, 2018; My East is Your West at the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015; and Corruption: Everybody Knows… with e-flux, New York, 2015. Ginwala was a member of the artistic team for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2014, and has co-curated The Museum of Rhythm, at Taipei Biennial 2012 and at Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, 2016–17. From 2013–15, in collaboration with Vivian Ziherl, she led the multi-part curatorial project Landings presented at various partner organizations. Ginwala writes on contemporary art and visual culture in various periodicals and has contributed to numerous publications. Ginwala is a recipient of the 2018 visual arts research grant from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Director of Festival Works & Colomboscope
Puja Srivastava was a part of the organising team of the very first Galle Literary Festival in 2007, where she stayed on to manage it for 5 editions. During this period, Puja also co-organised ArtWalk, Colombo in 2009 and 2011. After 5 successful editions of the Galle Literary Festival, she moved onto project manage two editions of the Colombo Art Biennale (2012 & 2014). She was concurrently the Manager of Hempel Galleries, Colombo & Galle – which held three Sri Lankan Contemporary art exhibitions, in Dhaka, Hong Kong and London. She became the director of Cinnamon Colomboscope in 2017, and continues to hold this position for Colomboscope 2019.
Shanika Perera worked at Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo for 2 years, which led her to her role as curatorial assistant for two consecutive years for Cinnamon Colomboscope 2016-2017. She is an ARThink South Asia (ATSA) fellow for 2017-18, where she is participating in a management, policy and research programme in the arts and cultural sector. She is presently the manager for Colomboscope 2019.
Communications and Design
Thilini Perera is an independent multidisciplinary designer, she has contributed in a creative capacity to advertising, publishing, and education industries in Sri Lanka and Vietnam over the past ten years. She's also been part of the core team of Sri Lanka Design Festival in 2011 and 2012. She currently consult for leading think-tanks and social and corporate organisations in Sri Lanka on visual communication. Thilini is heading communications and design for Colomboscope 2019.