The board of trustees of the Kochi Biennale Foundation issues the following statement.

Following anonymous allegations in the media, Riyas Komu had stepped down from all management positions at the Kochi Biennale Foundation on Oct 19, 2018. In the trustee meeting convened soon after, it was decided that Lizzie Jacob, trustee and former Chief Secretary of Kerala, and Chair of the Internal Complaints Committee, would proactively seek the complaint and authorise an inquiry.

Since no complaint was forthcoming after pursuing the matter for several weeks, the ICC recommended the dropping of the inquiry suggested by the Foundation. This recommendation has been examined and has been accepted by the board of trustees.

We look forward to Riyas Komu resuming his roles at the Kochi Biennale Foundation.