‘Staging Woman in Public Space’
In Conversation Sujeewa Kumari
10 November 2020
Sujeewa Kumari is among the handful of female performance artists in Sri Lanka. Her work is inspired by postcolonial identity politics, and ranges from paintings, photography, digital media collages to performance art.
In this conversation, Sujeewa Kumari speaks of her experience as a contemporary female artist in Sri Lanka by drawing on her early body of work and practice. Reflecting on the specific choices she made in her artwork ‘Living Sculpture’ (2004), she will discuss how her works attempt to think about the female body and its locatedness in space(s) beyond objectification.
Kumari completed her BFA at the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya in 1998, and went on to complete her MFA at the Dutch Art Institute, the Netherlands. She lives and works in Colombo, Sri Lanka.