Vogue India

Sri Lankan photographer Menika Van Der Poorten’s exhibition, The Real and the Imagined, is nestled amid a range of contemplative work that delves into what Dhaka Art Summit 2016 curator Diana Campbell-Betancourt has titled Mining Warm Data, a group of sculpture installation, film and photography with roots in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal and Bangladesh, all concerned with archives and “how an individual’s profile is defined through fantasy and subjectivity, beyond the traditional methods applied by statistical analyses, biometrics, government data agencies, economic interests or even dictatorial censorship.”