Annoushka Hempel

Annoushka Hempel

Founding Artistic Director

Annoushka founded the very first South Asian Art Biennale ‘Imagining Peace’ in 2009, Collaborating with leading local curators, artists and art historians, the success of which led to ‘becoming 2012’. She provokes the notion of artists as catalysts of change.

Neil Butler

Neil Butler

Public Art Symposium Director

Founder of UZ events in the Uk, Neil is a specialist in closing down cities to create venues.

Knut- Landsverk

Project Consultant

Knut has a background from entrepreneurial ventures, design work, and adventuring into new business areas.

Puja Srivastava

Project Manager

As a former festival manager of Galle Literary  Festival, Puja has a formidable experience in organising & coordinating festivals of this caliber.

Antonio Ciocia

Special Events Manager

Antonio is an event planner who has organised nothing but the best parties around the world.

Jeevani Fernando

Project Co – ordinator

Jeevani has worked as the secretariat of the International photo festival ‘Chobi Mela V’ and as the International Liaison for Drik before joining the CAB team.

Jan Ramesh De Saram

Production Manager

Jan has worked on numerous Cultural and Reconciliation projects (Galle Literary Festival, Galle youths Film Camps) and also coordinated the Jaffna Music Festival in 2011.

Mithila Narendran


Mithila is in the final Year of her degree specialising in Communications at Monash University, Malaysia.