Christopher Kulendran Thomas

Born in London, 1979 and lives in London

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: Another World
‘How do you tell the story of the losing side of a conflict when history has already been written by the winners?’
– Christopher Kulendran Thomas
11 Oct 2022 - 22 Jan 2023
Institute of Contemporary Art London – ICA
Planes @BFI
BFI presents the last show in its current location before the area becomes the site of a massive urban...
01 Dec 2015 - 27 Dec 2015
Moving is in Every Direction: Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart presents “Moving is in Every Direction. Environments –...
17 Mar 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
Pulgares que Escriben y Se Deslizan de DIS
(Pulgares que Escriben y Se Deslizan de DIS – Thumbs Writing and Sliding). DIS, a collective based...
02 Feb 2018 - 13 May 2018
La Casa Encendida
Time, Forward!
The exhibition seeks to question the notion and function of time and how it relates to new forms of consciousness,...
11 May 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
V–A–C Foundation Venice
Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann: Ground Zero
This is Christopher Kulendran Thomas’ first solo exhibition in Berlin. The show explores the interrelationship...
11 Sep 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
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