Shalini Ganendra is a strong proponent of informed viewing, practice and collecting, incorporating this belief into SGFA’s content driven programming.
Ganendra specializes in Asian Contemporary and Modern Art, with particular focus on emerging regions. Experienced in advising arts organizations and individual collectors in building, maintaining and appraising museum quality collections, she works closely with clients to formulate thoughtful strategies for the disposition of entire collections or single works of art. Her expertise extends to representing clients at auctions, in the salesrooms and in private treaty sales.
Ganendra serves on juries and judging panels for numerous awards, including most recently: TATE Gallery Acquisitions Committee (SAAC); and Sovereign Art Prize. Past positions include: Commonwealth Art Awards (UK); inaugural Caochangdi Photofestival/ Photo d’Arles, (Beijing); and the Smithsonian Institution’s SARF Award (Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship). She is the Founder of the Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur.
She is a graduate of Cambridge University and obtained an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law.
Asia Design Forum 2014, Singapore, Speaker:Designing to Save the Art Experience
Art Funds, Edge Publications, Malay Mail, 2013
Art in Emerging Regions, Robb Report, Singapore
Twenty Years in Review, National Art Gallery of Malaysia Journal, 2010
Perspectives on Malaya – Photographic Stories, Asian Art Newspaper (UK), 2007
The Journal of Sri Lankan Art, Mood Indico (USA), 2007
An Island of Art – Sri Lankan Contemporary, Asian Art Newspaper (UK), 2006
Essay on Peradaniya Gardens, Sri Lanka, in Paradise Found, Journey through Noble Gardens of Asia, 2008
Art in Investment, Malaysia Unreserved, 2013
Sri Lankan Contemporary Art, Finance Asia (HK), 2004