Shalini Ganendra Fine Art advisory




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.


Shalini Ganendra sits on numerous committees including: 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. She is also a NY Attorney and Barrister at Law.



Arts in Asia Issue of the UNESCO ejournal, Guest Editor, 2016

Asia Design Forum 2014, Singapore, Speaker:Designing to Save the Art Experience

Art Funds, Edge Publications, Malay Mail, 2013

Art in Investment, Malaysia Unreserved, 2013

Art in Emerging Regions, Robb Report, Singapore

Twenty Years in Review, National Art Gallery of Malaysia Journal, 2010

The State of the Art, The Peak, 2009

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

Sri Lankan Contemporary Art, Finance Asia (HK), 2004

Essay on Peradaniya Gardens, Sri Lanka, in Paradise Found, Journey through Noble Gardens of Asia, 2008

Design Disposition by Sarah Ichioka, Design Archives