Born in 1972, Pala Pothupitiye received his art education at the Visual and Performance Art University in Colombo, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in Sculpture. Pothupitiye’s art is informed by his background of traditional craft artistes and ritual specialists. His work spans several media including sculpture, painting and drawing, with a special focus on the practice of ethnographic mapmaking. Addressing...
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Honours and Awards
  • 2010 1st Prize, Sovereign Art Asian Prize, Hong Kong.
  • 2003 Best artist of the year, State Art Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2003 First Palace, Sculpture, State Art Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Residencies & Workshops
  • 2004 Swedish-Sri Lankan Residency Workshop, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2005 Khoj International Artists Workshop, Mumbai, India
  • 2006 Residency Workshop, Beacon house National University, Lahore
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    Lot 106 Details

    The Ties That Bind: South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art 30 Nov-1 Dec 2016

    Pala Pothupitiye

    Chavakachcheri Map

    Government printed map, ink, pencil, marker and colour pencil on paper

    25.75 x 35.5 in

    Winning bid
    $3,001
    Rs 2,04,082
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)



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    Lot 23 Details

    Reading Room: Exhibition of Book Art from... 13 Sep-28 Oct 2016

    Pala Pothupitiye

    Jaffna to...

    Archival print- Book 2016
    20 x 12.5 ...

    20 x 12.5 in







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