Sharmini Pereira, Curator, Abraaj Group Art Prize 2011
Sharmini Pereira is the director and founder of Raking Leaves, a not-for-profit independent publisher of artists’ book projects and special editions, now regularly funded by the Arts Council England.
Since 1999 she has worked internationally as an independent curator and writer. In 2006 she co-curated the first Singapore Biennale. She was a Trustee for Book Works, London (2005-2010) and an academic advisor for the Asia Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong (2005-2009). She currently acts on the boards of several international organisations and journals such as: Arts Initiative Tokyo, Tokyo; In(de) print, South Africa and Camden Council Public Art Advisory Board, London. Sharmini lives and works in London and Colombo.