Jasmine Nilani Joseph Sri Lankan, b. 1990


Born in Jaffna in 1990, Jasmine Nilani Joseph completed a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the University of Jaffna in 2015.


Joseph had her first solo exhibition at the Art Circle, University of Jaffna, in 2019; and as an artist-in-residence, she had an open-studio exhibition at Pepper House, Kochi, organized by the Kochi Biennale Foundation in 2020.


She has exhibited her work at various dynamic venues, including Gropius Bau, Berlin (2023); Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2023); University of Exeter, UK (2023); the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2022); the Manifesto for Artists in a Strong State, Germany (2020); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sri Lanka (2019–2020); Colomboscope Arts Festival, Sri Lanka (2019); Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2018); the Human Rights Arts Festival, Colombo (2017); and Young Subcontinent, Serendipity Arts Festival (2017).


Joseph’s works have been published in Phaidon’s Vitamin D3: Today’s Best in Contemporary Drawing, and she was also the winner of the DBF Asia Art Future Award by the Asia Society Game Changer Awards India in 2022. Her work is also included in several private collections.


The artist lives and works in Sri Lanka.