Menika van der Pooten
Menika van der Poorten combines being a single parent of two teenaged sons with working in arts management, photography,, and photography education. She has a long history of working with public art institutes, cultural organisations, and artists’ projects in Sri Lanka and internationally. Menika worked in London as an arts/events officer, as Director at a women’s photography collective, and at a women’s publishing house. More recently, she has been a Co-Curator and Exhibition Coordinator for the British Library touring exhibition ‘A Return to Sri Lanka’. Menika was one of the selected artists at the Colombo Art Biennale 2012.