Shalini Ganendra Fine Art advisory
SHALINI GANENDRA Shalini Ganendra specialises in Asian Contemporary and Modern Art, with particular focus on emerging regions, and artists connected to Asia. She works closely with clients to formulate thoughtful strategies for entire collections or single works of art; to build, maintain and appraise museum quality collections; and to connect collections with institutions. Her expertise also extends to project and program management, and representing clients at auctions, in the salesrooms and in private treaty sales, to negotiate terms and discounts. Shalini Ganendra sits on committees including: TATE Acquisitions Committee (SAAC) and Sovereign Art Prize. Past positions include: Commonwealth Art Awards (UK); inaugural Caochangdi Photofestival/ Photo d’Arles, (Beijing); and the Smithsonian’s SARF Award (Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship). She is a graduate of Cambridge University with an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law. She qualified as a Barrister (UK) and NY Attorney, and practiced corporate finance law on Wall Street before developing SGFA to combine a passion for visual education with effective project management, while broadly impacting cultural development. Through this international, multi-disciplinary expertise, she provides guidance tailored to each project and client, appreciating the need for identity and narrative to succeed.
PUBLICATIONS 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