The Saskia Fernando Gallery was founded in 2009 by Saskia Fernando, a Sri Lankan art historian and curator. Fernando is a passionate advocate for Sri Lankan art and has worked tirelessly to promote it on the international stage.
The gallery has a rich history and has exhibited the work of some of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated artists, including Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Jagath Weerasinghe, Saskia Pintelon, and Gayan Prageeth. The gallery has also participated in a number of international art fairs and exhibitions, including Frieze London, Art Basel Hong Kong, and the Colombo Art Biennale.
In addition to its exhibitions program, the Saskia Fernando Gallery also hosts a variety of public events, such as artist talks, workshops, and film screenings. The gallery is committed to making art accessible to a wide audience and to fostering a vibrant arts community in Sri Lanka.
The gallery has played an important role in developing the contemporary art scene in Sri Lanka. It has provided a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work and has helped to raise the profile of Sri Lankan art on the international stage.
The Saskia Fernando Gallery is a valuable asset to the Sri Lankan art scene and continues to play a vital role in promoting Sri Lankan art to the world.
Saskia Fernando Gallery has succeeded as the first gallery to professionalize the Sri Lankan contemporary art scene and take the industry forward in marking its place as a considerable player in the South Asian art movement.
The gallery aims to present two exhibitions per month and continues with international collaborations and projects annually.