Born in Zadar, Croatia, Branka Ridicki majored in History of Art and Italian Language and Literature in Zagreb, Croatia. She works in a variety of media, including photography, film and painting.
Her paintings have been the subject of solo and group exhibitions, including the United Nations Headquarters, New York, group exhibition (2006); the 10th Cairo Biennial, (2007); Mahmoud Mokhtar Cultural Centre in Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum, Cairo, with her installation 'Viaggio' (2007); Museum of Ancient Glass, Zadar, Croatia, 'Viaggio', (2010); Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 'Stories About Cities' (2014); Saskia Fernando Gallery, Galle, Sri Lanka, 'Stories About Cities' (2014).
The backbone of her professional biography is traveling. By way of numerous travels and moves to different countries due to her work in documentary film projects, and later due to her husband's work in diplomacy, she developed an interest in different cultures, promoting intercultural dialogue in her art.
The architecture and history of Galle Fort and Colombo Fort inspired her recent cycle of paintings, titled Stories About Cities, wherein the complex composition of architecture is reduced to simplified volumes. These are imaginary maps influenced by medieval art.
Her art was featured in Saatchi Art weekly collection New This Week in November 2014.
Currently Branka lives and works in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Kirusnananthan Inkaran is a graduate of the University of Jaffna. His works stem from his experiences of the last phase of the Vanni War, linking with cycles of displacement, the pain of a wounded body and the agony of coping with post-war realities.
His Sculptures emerge as a process of healing for the circumstances he faced in this period; military operations, constant surveillance, suspicion and torture. His material usage reflects this healing process by alluding to the concepts of bandaging and casting.
Inkaran had his first group exhibition at the Saskia fernando gallery in January 2017