Anoli Perera, a pioneering contemporary woman artist from Sri Lanka, began her career as a visual artist during her time in the USA from 1988 to 1992. Her work is distinguished by its fusion of feminism and craft art practices, addressing themes like women's issues, history, myth, identity, colonialism, and post-colonial anxieties. Perera's exhibitions include notable events such as Colombo Scope (2019), Kochi Muziris Biennale (2018), and Colombo Art Biennale (2009, 2012, 2014). She has been featured in international exhibitions like 'Artful Resistance' in Vienna, Austria (2009), and Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale in Japan (2002). Her work was part of the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in China (2019).

Apart from her visual art, Perera is an accomplished writer on art and related subjects. Her writings have been published in reputable journals and magazines, including Art Asia Pacific and Frontline. In 2019, she authored a book documenting the art practice of master artist H. A. Karunaratne. Anoli Perera is also a co-founder of Theertha International Artists Collective, an avant-garde art initiative based in Colombo. Currently, she divides her time between New Delhi, India, and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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