Sharmini Pereira was born in 1970 in the UK. After graduating
from Edinburgh University in 1992 with an MA (Hons) in Art History she
curated her first exhibition in 1994 called New Approaches in Contemporary
Sri Lankan Art which was held at the National Art Gallery of Colombo.
Between 1996-98 she completed an MA in Visual Arts Administration: Curating
and Commissioning Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London.
Since then, she has worked internationally as an independent curator,
editor and curatorial consultant across the public and private sector,
working with institutions and organisations such as the Queensland Art
Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, eyestorm.com, The Royal Academy, The
Japan Foundation, Albion, the Hayward Gallery, and the British Council.
In 2004-2005 she was the first ACAPA (Australia Centre for Asia Pacific
Art) scholar in residence at the Queensland Art Gallery. In 2005 she
established the independent publishing organisation Raking Leaves. She
is a Trustee for Bookworks, London and an academic advisor for the Asia
Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong.
Selected curatorial projects include:
Man, Eagle and Eye in the Sky by Cai Guo-Qiang, Siwa, Egypt, 2003-04.
Crafty Thoughts, Liverpool University Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2001-02.
Third Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1999.
(press information, Singapore Biennale)
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