Pushpakanthan Pakkiyarajah was born in Batticaloa (Sri Lanka) and did his BFA in Art & Design at the University of Jaffna. His drawings, paintings, digital prints, videos, and installations reflect the painful and often silenced legacies of Sri Lanka’s lengthy civil war, while also tackling the dark sides of globalization: racism, populism, inequality, and ecocide. Pushpakanthan is currently a Fulbright Scholar and is a past recipient of a South Asia Studies Fellowship at Cornell University. He has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Essex (UK). He has exhibited widely, including in the US, the UK, Canada, Iran, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. His work is held in several public collections, including the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.