Shalini Ganendra is actively engaged in developing recognition for outstanding regional talents through, inter alia, exhibitions, publications and cultural-exchanges. She is a strong proponent of artistic interaction, knowledge building and discourse, and incorporates supporting initiatives in the Gallery programs.
Ms. Ganendra's specialty is Asian Contemporary Art with particular focus on artists from emerging regions. She is experienced in advising arts organizations and individual collectors in building, maintaining, and appraising museum quality collections. She works closely with clients to formulate thoughtful strategies for disposition of entire collections or single works of art. Her expertise extends to representing clients at auction, in the salesrooms and in private treaty sales.
She is a graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University and Columbia Law School.
She has served on juries and judging panels for awards, including the Commonwealth Art Awards, UK and the inaugural Caochangdi Photofestival (collaboration with Photo d’Arles), Beijing.
She is a Nominator for the Smithsonian Institution's SARF Award (Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship).
"Art in Emerging Regions", Robb Report, Singapore
"Twenty Years in Review" in National Art Gallery of Malaysia Journal, March 2010
The Peak, August 2009: State of the Art
Asian Art Newspaper (UK), November 2007: Perspectives on Malaya - Photographic Stories
Mood Indico, (USA) March 2007: The Journey of Sri Lankan Art
Asian Art Newspaper (UK), November 2006: An Island of Art – Sri Lankan Contemporary
Finance Asia (HK) 2004: Sri Lankan Contemporary
Paradise Found, Journeys through Noble Gardens of Asia (2008) - Essay on Peradaniya Gardens, Sri Lanka
Interns / Residents
|SGFA has an active Internship Program that encourages development of skills in research, curatorial, art management and builds cross cultural knowledge/ties. Interns are actively involved in Gallery activities including exhibition set up, press interaction, preparation of catalogues and article publication.
The Gallery’s Exploring East Residency is an international Internship Residency Program through which SGFA hosts university graduates. This residency is research focussed. SGFA collaborates with Cambridge University for this program.