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Roman Berka

Art historian, curator, author; studied History of Art at the University of Vienna and Exhibition and Cultural Communication Management at the University of Applied Art, Vienna; long term co-worker and since 2009 director of the art association museum in progress (www.mip.at), Vienna; project coordinator of the social organisation one world foundation – free education unit (www.owf.at), Vienna – Sri Lanka; recent publication: Roman Berka, Christoph Schlingensiefs Animatograph. Zum Raum wird hier die Zeit, Edition Transfer, ed. by Christian Reder, Springer Wien – New York, 2011

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Suresh Jayaram

Curator , Colombo Art Biennele 2012, Founder Director of the Visual Art Collective, 1 Shanthiroad in Bangalore. He believes in fostering interactions between artists, curators, scholars, writers and young students in the local and global context. In the context of India and Sri lanka, the region has seen many political shifts and a lot of social unrest; the issue of linguistic nationalism is a matter of concern. The fragile boarders and troubled waters are a constant reminder of our common geography. The conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils has scarred the landscape leaving us with the grief and trauma caused by lost loved ones. It is through regional interaction and dialogue that we hope to redeem the trauma. Art connects, heals and is a catharsis for change.