Sharmini Pereira is an independent curator and publisher. She is the director and founder of Raking Leaves, a nonprofit independent publishing organization. In 2011 she was the international guest curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and in 2006 she co-curated the 1st Singapore Biennale. She has written extensively on contemporary Asian art and spoken at many international conferences. Pereira lives and works in the UK and Sri Lanka.