Harshini Karunaratne

visual artist, writer, researcher

Berlin, DE


The real gift of an artist is in the potential to conceive of an idea and make it real. To suspend an audience in a moment of wonder, when anything is possible, is absolutely magical to me.

Hi there! My name is Harshini J. Karunaratne and I’m a Sri Lankan – Peruvian visual artist. I graduated in Film & New Media and Theater at New York University Abu Dhabi in May 2018.

My heart lies at the intersection of film and theater. My background is initially in photography, as I began photographing sports in 2010. And while I still love capturing moments that last only a fraction of a second, I currently find myself drawn to the fields of projection mapping and audiovisual performance.

I’ve showcased work in the UAE, Italy, Japan, and shown at the FILE Festival in Sao Paulo and Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada. I’m constantly trying to learn new things, and always looking for the opportunity to collaborate and create new work.