Joining the league of ‘Platinum Patrons’, entrepreneur Adeeb Ahamed of the Abu Dhabi-headquartered Lulu Financial Group has pledged Rs one crore to the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  was inked on August 3 in Kochi by Mr Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Lulu Financial Group, Tablez and Twenty 14 Holdings and KBF President, Mr. Bose Krishnamachari in the presence of Mr N P Kurian, General Manager  KBF, and Mr Ajit Johnson, Corporate Communications Head, Lulu Financial Group.

Mr. Ahamed, Managing Director of LuLu Financial Group, Tablez and Twenty14 Holdings, said, “I am delighted to have this opportunity to support the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The Foundation has made substantial contributions to the development and direction of the art and cultural landscape in India that have been recognised both regionally and internationally.”

He added: “Kochi Biennale is not just about art and artists. It is a commitment towards bridging art and society and make artistic expressions more accessible, easier to understand, and closer to the community over the years. The installations and works showcased by the Foundation have become important points of reference in a dialogue among artists and peers all over the world. I am excited to be a part of this history, and I look forward to expanding the conversation in 2018.”