Neil Butler. Curator. Colombo Art Biennale 2012

Neil Butler

Neil by Dominic Sannsoni

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.


Chandraguptha Thenuwara

Chandraguptha is a leading Sri Lankan artist whose work focuses on issues surrounding the impact of war in Sri Lanka. In response to this overwhelming crisis he has devised his own stylistic formulation, which he has called “Barrelism”. Chandraguptha studied painting at the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Colombo between1978-1981 and at the Moscow State Institute named after Surikhov, USSR between1985-1992. In 1993, he founded the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, an artist-run alternative art school and exhibition space.


Amit Kumar Jain

Amit has been a fine art professional since 2003. Since his graduation from College of Art, New Delhi, India, where he pursued a course in Applied Arts and Photography, Amit has been involved in various path-breaking initiatives in the art industry. In 2006, Amit joined Devi Art Foundation, India’s first private contemporary art museum. More recently (2011), Amit joined The Savara Foundation for the Arts as its Director for Special Initiatives.


Ruhanie Perera

Ruhanie Perera is a performer, performance-maker and lecturer in performance working in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is a founding member of Floating Space Theatre Company, and is also attached to the Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka as a visiting lecturer on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She completed her MA in Performance and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2009. She has created site-specific installation performances titled ‘Letters’ (2010), ‘Unearthed’ (2012) and ‘Absence’ (2013). Her most recent research is a paper titled“A Place for Herstory: Memory, Archive and Creative Agency,” presented at the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton, September 2013.