Thursday 1st of December 2016

6:30pm
Official Colombo Art Biennale VIP preview at Prana Lounge


8.00pm – 10pm
JDA Perera Gallery with performance by Eva Priyanka-Wegener


10pm
Cocktails and welcome dinner at Flamingo House
After party at LOVE bar

Friday 2nd of December 2016: Opening Day

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

10am – 11am
Curated tour by lead curator Alnoor Mitha at JDA Perera Gallery & Prana Lounge
Meet at Prana Lounge 10am.


6.30pm – 10pm

Opening party & Performance at ZMAX Fairway Hotel (Tickets Rs.2000, available on the door)
Performances include:


‘Re: Encounters’ by Samson Ogiamien & Ceylon African Manja 6.30-7pm
Stunning and vibrant music and dance from the Afro-Sri-Lankan and Edo-Nigerian communities facilitated by CAB artist Samson Ogiamien.


Video Jam 7.30-10pm
A specially curated evening by UK based curator Shereen Perera of short films with a variety of live musical accompaniment by UK based film/music collective Video Jam

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

10am – 11am
Curated tour lead by curator Alnoor Mitha starting at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour and proceeding to Post Graduate Institute of Archeology (PGIAR) in Bauddhaloka Mawatha


10am – 5pm
Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten Installation (Aerial Architectural Model of Slave island), Community Center, Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Withanage Mw, Slave Island
Lehnerer-Map


12pm
Sapumal Foundation
Talk By Rohan De Soysa, 4, 32 Barnes Pl, Colombo


2pm – 4.45pm
Visual Arts Symposium featuring local and international Biennale artists at Nuga Gama, Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Moderated by Tanya Warnakulasuriya.


4:45pm
‘Moment of Conceiving’ performance by Eva Priyanka-Wegener in Slave Island (Registration required, call CAB hotline for availability – 0777 907 728)
Location: at the Courtyard at the end of Dispensary Lane, Slave Island


6.30 – 8.30pm
Book signing ‘The Face In Your Place I & II’ by Saskia Pintelon at Saskia Fernando Gallery,
Horton Place, Colombo 7


9pm
CoCA Retro Party hosted by Chinthaka & Poornima,
with performance dinner by CAB artist Jean-François Boclé.
Address – 33 Gothami road, Colombo 8 (Ticketed Rs 2500)

Sunday 4th of December 2016

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

10am – 11am
Curated tour by lead curator Alnoor Mitha starting at Theertha Red Dot Gallery
followed by CoCA Residency in Borella


10am – 5pm
Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten Installation (Aerial Architectural Model of Slave island),
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm

Cecil Balmond Videograph Algorithm Installation,
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara,
30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Architecture Student’s activity: Live Mural Painting
designed by Will Alsop,
15/53A, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


2pm
Architects Programme Walking Tour of Slave Island
starting at Burger’s King, 01, Vellons Passage, Colombo 02


11am – 3pm
‘From Artist to Artiste’ Brunch
at Sooriya’s Artist Village No. 49 Skelton Road, Colombo 05.
The day’s proceedings include musical performances, live paintings, Mehendi collections, SFX makeup tutorials and knitting & designing, all taking place simultaneously.
Brunch served at cost.
…also featuring Special Performance by CAB Artist Jean-Francois Bocle
12pm
Colombo IN Colombo, Culinary Performance/Conference, by Jean-Francois Bocle,
at Sooriya Village, No. 49 Skelton Road, Colombo 05


3pm-6pm
Visual Arts Symposium
featuring local and international Biennale artists at Nuga Gama, Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
Moderated by Tanya Warnakulasuriya. Pushpamala N,  Jayne Dyer, Poornima Jayasinghe, Liz Fernando, Venuri Perera.
…also featuring the ritual Performance ‘Passport Blessing Ceremony’ by Venuri Perera at 5pm


7.30 – 9pm
‘Holiday Season Concert’ by Chamber Music Society of Colombo at Lionel Wendt Theatre,
Guilford Crescent, Colombo 07

Monday 5th of December 2016

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

10am – 11am
Curated tour by Alnoor Mitha starting at
Old Town Hall (Pettah) and ending at ZMAX Fairway Hotel (Fort).


10am
Space. Form. Community.
Architectural Lecture Series
at Taj Samudra, Grand Crystal Ballroom, Heritage Block
10am      Introduction
10.30am Channa Daswatte
11.45      Studio Assemble


10am – 5pm
Cecil Balmond Videograph Algorithm installation,
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara,
30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Architecture student’s activity: live mural painting
designed by Will Alsop,
15/53A, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Sky Garden installation
by Hirante Welandawe,
Stuart Street, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm

Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten Installation (Aerial Architectural Model of Slave Island)
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


11am – 2pm
Individual Performance by Venuri Perera
at Prana Lounge, 60, Horton Place, Colombo 07 (duration is approx. 5 minutes per visitor)


2.30 – 4.30pm
Public View: Studio Assemble and Madelon Vriesendorp workshop,
Slave Island Community Centre, Church Street. Colombo 02 cancelled

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

11am – 1pm
Individual Performance
by Venuri Perera,
Prana Lounge, 60, Horton Place, Colombo 07 (duration is approx. 5 minutes per visitor)


10am – 5pm
Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten Installation (Aerial Architectural Model of Slave Island),
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Cecil Balmond Videograph Algorithm installation,
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara,
30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02

10am – 5pm
Sky Garden installation by Hirante Welandawe,
Stuart Street, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02

2pm – 5pm
Architecture student’s activity: live mural painting
designed by Will Alsop,
15/53A, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


2.30pm – 4.30pm
Public View: Studio Assemble and Madelon Vriesendorp workshop,
Slave Island Community Centre, Church Street. Colombo 02

Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten installation (Aerial Architectural Model of Slave island),
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Cecil Balmond Videograph Algorithm installation, Sri Bodhiraja Vihara,
30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Architecture student’s activity: live mural painting
designed by Will Alsop,
15/53A, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Sky Garden installation
by Hirante Welandawe,
Stuart Street, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Community Rooftop Installation
by Architecture Student’s


2.30pm – 4.30pm
Public View: Studio Assemble and Madelon Vriesendorp workshop,
Slave Island Community Centre, Church Street. Colombo 02


3.00pm
Community workshop on handmade soap manufacturing
by Hirante Welandawe, Dispensary Lane Cul de Sac


9.00pm onwards
Drinks night at LOVE Bar, 58/4 Horton Place, Colombo 7 (paid bar, 15% discount for CAB goers)

 

Thursday 8th of December 2016    

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten installation (Aerial Architectural Model of Slave island),
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Cecil Balmond Videograph Algorithm installation,
Sri Bodhiraja Vihara,
30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Architecture student’s activity: live mural painting
designed by Will Alsop,
15/53A, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Sky Garden installation
by Hirante Welandawe,
Stuart Street, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Community Rooftop Installation
by Architecture Student’s,
Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02.


2.30pm – 4.30pm
Public View: Studio Assemble and Madelon Vriesendorp workshop,
Slave Island Community Centre, Church Street. Colombo 02


7.00 – 8.30pm
Johnnie Walkers ‘Blender’s Room’ (by invitation)


7.30pm Onward
Layla Gonaduwa exhibition opening
at Barefoot Gallery, 706 Galle Road, Colombo 03

Friday 9th of December 2016

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

9am – 3pm
Theertha Performance Platform (TPP) Community Workshops. At Rio Hotel (next to Rio Theatre), Slave Island, Colombo 02.


10am – 5pm
Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten installation
(Aerial Architectural Model of Slave island), Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Cecil Balmond Videograph Algorithm installation, Sri Bodhiraja Vihara,
30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Architecture student’s activity: live mural painting
designed by Will Alsop, 15/53A, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Sky Garden installation
by Hirante Welandawe, Stuart Street, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Community Rooftop Installation
by Architecture Student’s, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02.


11am – 2pm
Individual Performance by Venuri Perera at Prana Lounge, first floor (duration approx. five minutes per visitor)


2.30pm – 4.30pm
Public View: Studio Assemble and Madelon Vriesendorp workshop, Dispensary Lane. Colombo 02


4pm – 8pm
Street Performance at Slave Island by Theertha Performance Platform. Starting in front of Badhriya Mosque, Slave Island,  Colombo 02.


7.30pm Onward
Italian Street Food Festival and Open Mic
at Santore’ Bistro Italiano Restaurant
45, Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 07 (direct bookings +94 11268944)

Saturday 10th of December 2016

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

9am – 3pm
Theertha Performance Platform (TPP) Community Workshops. Rio Hotel (next to Rio Theatre) Slave Island, Colombo 02.


10am – 5pm
Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten installation
(Aerial Architectural Model of Slave island), Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Cecil Balmond Videograph Algorithm installation, Sri Bodhiraja Vihara,
30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Architecture student’s activity: live mural painting
designed by Will Alsop, 15/53A, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Sky Garden installation
by Hirante Welandawe, Stuart Street, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Community Rooftop Installation
by Architecture Student’s, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02.


11am – 2pm
Individual Performance by Venuri Perera at Prana Lounge, first floor (duration approx. five minutes per visitor)


10.30am-11.30am
Mullegama Project Screening,
by Lalith Manage, Pala Pothupitiye, Pradeep Thalawatte, Slave Island.


1.30pm – 6pm
Architects Symposium
featuring local and international Biennale Architects at Nuga Gama, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Galle Road, Colombo 03


5pm – 8pm
Street Performance at Slave Island by Theertha Performance Platform. Starting in front of Badhriya Mosque, Slave Island, Colombo 02

Sunday 11th of December 2016

Visual arts programme open to public at all venues.

9am – 3pm
Theertha Performance Platform (TPP) Community Workshops. Slave Island, Colombo 02.


10am – 5pm
Ciriacidis Lehnerer Architekten installation
(Aerial Architectural Model of Slave island), Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Cecil Balmond Videograph Algorithm installation, Sri Bodhiraja Vihara,
30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Architecture student’s activity: live mural painting
designed by Will Alsop, 15/53A, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


10am – 5pm
Sky Garden installation
by Hirante Welandawe, Stuart Street, Dispensary Lane, Slave Island, Colombo 02


11am-12noon
Presentation on the aerial architectural model of Slave Island
by Sandra Oehy, Sri Bodhiraja Vihara, 30, Witanage Mawatha, Slave Island, Colombo 02


12.30pm
‘The Great Feast’, Celebration at  Slave Island (Closed Event)

End of Architect’s Programme

Monday 12th of December 2016

CAB exhibition sites closed for holiday

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

CAB exhibition sites closed for holiday

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

CAB visual arts exhibition sites open at:

Prana Lounge  10.30am- 6.00pm

JDA Perera Gallery 10.00am- 7.00pm

CoCA Residencies 10.00am- 6.30pm

Zmax Fairway Hotel, Colombo 10.00am- 7.00pm

Theertha Red Dot Gallery 10.00am-5.00pm

PGIAR 8.30am-6.00pm

Old Town Hall Pettah 9.00am-6.00pm

Thursday 15th of December 2016

CAB visual arts exhibition sites open at:

Prana Lounge  10.30am- 6.00pm

JDA Perera Gallery 10.00am- 7.00pm

Zmax Fairway Hotel, Colombo 10.00am- 7.00pm

Theertha Red Dot Gallery 10.00am-5.00pm

PGIAR 8.30am-6.00pm

Old Town Hall Pettah 9.00am-5.00pm

Friday 16th of December 2016

9.00am-12.00pm

Orion Experience Workshop by Thilinia Heenatigala, conducted under the ‘Api’- I am because we are project by CoCA. at Vajira Sri Children’s Development Center, 21/25 Ananda Balika Mawatha, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte


CAB visual arts exhibition sites open at:

10.30am- 6.00pm Prana Lounge

10.00am- 7.00pm   JDA Perera Gallery

10.00am- 7.00pm  Zmax Fairway Hotel, Colombo

 10.00am-5.00pm  Theertha Red Dot Gallery

8.30am-6.00pm      PGIAR

9.00am-6.00pm      Old Town Hall Pettah

Saturday 17th of December 2016

9.00am-4.30pm

Organic Gardening, conducted under the ‘Api’- I am because we are project by CoCA. at Vajira Sri Children’s Development Center, 21/25 Ananda Balika Mawatha, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte


CAB visual arts exhibition sites open at:

10.30am- 6.00pm Prana Lounge

10.00am- 7.00pm   JDA Perera Gallery

10.00am- 7.00pm  Zmax Fairway Hotel, Colombo

 10.00am-5.00pm  Theertha Red Dot Gallery

8.30am-6.00pm      PGIAR

9.00am-6.00pm      Old Town Hall Pettah

Sunday 18th of December 2016

9.00am-12.00pm

Orion Experience Workshop by Thilinia Heenatigala, conducted under the ‘Api’- I am because we are project by CoCA. at Vajira Sri Children’s Development Center, 21/25 Ananda Balika Mawatha, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte


CAB visual arts exhibition sites open at:

10.30am- 6.00pm Prana Lounge

10.00am- 7.00pm   JDA Perera Gallery

10.00am- 7.00pm  Zmax Fairway Hotel, Colombo

 10.00am-5.00pm  Theertha Red Dot Gallery

8.30am-6.00pm      PGIAR

2.00pm-6.00pm      Old Town Hall Pettah

Monday 19th of December 2016

CAB visual arts exhibition sites open at:

10.30am- 6.00pm Prana Lounge

10.00am- 7.00pm   JDA Perera Gallery

10.00am- 7.00pm  Zmax Fairway Hotel, Colombo

 10.00am-5.00pm  Theertha Red Dot Gallery

8.30am-6.00pm      PGIAR

9.00am-6.00pm      Old Town Hall Pettah

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Final day of CAB visual arts exhibition sites at:

10.30am- 6.00pm Prana Lounge

10.00am- 7.00pm   JDA Perera Gallery

10.00am- 7.00pm  Zmax Fairway Hotel, Colombo

 10.00am-5.00pm Theertha Red Dot Gallery

8.30am-6.00pm    PGIAR

9.00am-6.00pm    Old Town Hall Pettah