Born 1962 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Lives and works in New Delhi, India.
Anoli Perera is a painter, sculptor and installation artist. She pursued her art training in stone carving at the Artworks: The Visual Art School of Princeton for Continuing Education, New Jersey, USA. Often considered as one of the foremost contemporary artists in Sri Lanka, her work is informed by feminism and craft art practices, which engage critically with themes ranging from women’s issues, history and myth to identity, colonialism and post-colonial anxieties. She has received visiting residencies in Australia and Japan and her work has been exhibited at Art Basel (Hong Kong), the India Art Fair, Colombo Art Biennale and Kochi-Muziris Biennale. She is the co-founder and Director of the Theertha International Artists Collective, a progressive art initiative based in Colombo.