Thomas’ studies comprehend the MFA Fine Art –Goldsmiths College, University of London (2012), PG Dip Photography – London College of Communication, University of the Arts London (2008), BA Media & Communication – Goldsmiths College, University of London (2001).

Thomas acquires drawings, paintings and sculptures from Sri Lanka’s most prominent galleries by leading contemporary Sri Lankan artists and recalibrates them into intriguing mixed media pieces that adhere to Western, rather than Asian, notion of the contemporary. Thomas’ work is not only a comment on notions of art market internationalism and the definition of contemporary, modern, postmodern, historical, Western and Eastern, but fundamentally addresses how a burgeoning art market can be a response to and a symbol of political oppression, state sponsored exploitation and corporate globalization.


Christopher Kulendran Thomas
Christopher Kulendran Thomas
London, 1979

Current Exhibitions

02 Feb — 13 May
(Pulgares que Escriben y Se Deslizan de DIS – Thumbs Writing and Sliding). DIS, a collective based in New York made up of Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso and David Toro, works in a wide range of formats and, recently,...

Past Exhibitions

Moving is in Every Direction: Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
17/03/2017 — 17/09/2017

Planes @BFI

01/12/2015 — 27/12/2015

Solo Shows

Christopher Kulendran Thomas, When Platitudes Become Form, Mercer Union, A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto, ON
Christopher Kulendran Thomas: When Platitudes Become Form, The Teachers College of Technology, Tel Aviv
Christopher Kulendran Thomas – When Platitudes Become Form, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin

Group Shows

9. Berlin Biennale 2016, Berlin Biennale, Berlin
Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection London, London
Bread And Roses, Artists And The Class Divide, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw

From Dust, LD50 Gallery, London
Co-Workers, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM/ARC), Paris
curated by_Kolja Reichert, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Absolute Bearing, LD50 Gallery, London

The Air Inn Venice, Winter 2015/14 Fuck It All Sunrise Getaway, The Agency Gallery, London
Fulfilment Centre, The Sunday Painter, London

Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Young Gods, 2012 London Graduates & Postgraduates, Charlie Smith London, London

Paraproduction, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam

Contacts & Details

City of birth: London Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 1979 Lives in: London