Suresh Jayaram, India
Curator, Colombo Art Biennele 2012, Founder Director of the Visual Art Collective, 1Shanthiroad in Bangalore. It believes in fostering interactions between artists, curators, scholars, writers and young students in the local and global context. In the context of India and Srilanka, the region has seen many political shifts and a lot 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 grief and trauma of 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.