Layla Gonanduwa

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Layla Gonaduwa is an interdisciplinary artist, exhibited extensively both locally and internationally. Her artistic approach is inspired by the politics of human perception, natural ecology of Sri Lanka and corporeal memory. Layla works in a range of mediums from enamel sculpture inspired by the ocean, woodcut prints, painting, collage works that draw from found material in the city, video performance and text based works that commence from her own diaristic annotations. Recent works include, The SilverFish, a text based conceptual document and installation that deals with the fragility and ambiguous nature of written history. SilverFish received critical recognition both locally and internationally, and was selected for The Reading Room exhibition in India as part of the Kochi Muziris Biennale. Previously it was exhibited at the Colombo Biennale, Delhi Literary Festival, Bangalore. Mumbai and the Manchester Gallery, UK. Nominated by Theertha International Artists Collective for The International Artists' Residency, her installations 'Residue I & II' were site specific newspaper installations that dealt with the temporality of information landscapes and news formation.

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