Sujeewa Kumari

Sujeewa Kurami Weerasinghe holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Research Visual Arts And Media from Dutch Art Institute (2004) and a BFA in Painting from Institute of Aesthetic studies, University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka (1998). Weerasinghe’s recent works come to terms with de-realised memories derived by history, tradition and daily life to formulate an artistic synthesis of new cultural images. She focuses on 18th and 19th century photographs of Sri Lanka, reusing these images – transformed, juxtaposed, overlapped and superimposed throughout her work. The freedom to used image sin such a way is empowers her to imagine re-layer history.

Sujeewa kumari has been selected to be one of the top 30 finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2019. Her work has featured at the Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka (2018), the Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo (2016), The Garden of Eden, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Petaling Jaya (2013/2014), Between Kismet and Karma: South Asian Woman Artists Respond to Conflict, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (2010), Return in Search of Stillness, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh (2017) and ARTFUL RESISTANCE Crisis and Creativity in Sri Lanka, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Vienna (2008).