News & Updates

What happens under the Mango Trees at the Biennale?

ABC (Art by Children) Outreach powered by Merck, is the Kochi Biennale Foundation’s most dynamic education programme. This pioneering creative learning initiative evolves the current paradigms of arts education in India, in an effort to transform public, professional...

Guided Walks at the Biennale

The Biennale Foundation has been making efforts to make its exhibitions accessible to a wide range of audience, especially the locals who may be new to contemporary art and international artists participating in the Biennale. One such initiative that began in 2016 is...

Kochi comes alive with Students’ Biennale

For all visitors that throng the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, there’s considerable excitement to experience the Students’ Biennale as well, which has works exhibited by 55 art schools from all over the country, curated by 15 young curators. More than 100 art...

Meet your Artist : TOM BURCKHARDT

Tom Burckhardt fashions a full-scale set out of cardboard resembling an artists’ studio flooded with water. The set, painted entirely in monochrome, is inspired by the 2013 floods that ravaged New York, his hometown, but transposed to Kerala. It is a way by...

Planning your itinerary

Covering 12 venues of the Biennale is no easy task. Neither does it help that 10 of these venues are situated in Fort Kochi and located within a short distance from each other. If you’ve got only one day in hand, planning your itinerary is going to be hard. So we...

Residency Artists’ work put on display

Works of artists who took part in residency programmes initiated by the KBF along with Pepper House are now on display at Mandalay Hall, Jew Town, Mattancherry. Co-founder and director of Programmes Riyas Komu, who inaugurated the exhibition, said the plan would now...

‘Students’ Biennale reflects democratic vision of KBF’

Celebrated contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram hailed KBF for its democratic vision in organising the Students’ Biennale, which he termed as a vital link between art education and practice. “It creates a point of connect to the world of high art from the ground up. It...

Get, set…and we’re rolling!!

And finally, exactly two years after the previous edition, the KMB flag was unfurled at Aspinwall House today, flagging off a 108-day art extravaganza that will conclude on March 29, 2017. Curator Sudarshan Shetty hoisted the flag, after which he and Riyas Komu...

Meet the Curator: Sudarshan Shetty

Sudarshan Shetty’s relationship with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale goes back to the very beginning, initially participating as an artist in the 2012 edition. One of the country’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Shetty is now curator of KMB 2016. How does...

Meet Your Artist: Katrina Neiburga and Andris Eglitis

Latvian artists Katrina Neiburga and Andris Eglitis draw inspiration from conversations with the local populace and indigenous construction techniques for their artwork. In this video interview, they talk about their work for KMB...

Arundhati Roy visits KMB

A week before the curtains were raised on the country’s biggest exhibition of contemporary art, Arundhati Roy, who is celebrated for her debut novel ‘The God of Small things’ and her bold defiance of the political status quo in the country, was here...

Thinking Art Workshop

The Thinking Art workshop, held on December 5-10 at Fragrant Nature Hotel, addressed the question of art by drawing on philosophical themes related to art, culture and curation as embedded in the context of the Biennale. The six-day workshop, which reflected on key...

A Pop-up Studio

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 promises a lot that you can take away in terms of the experience of contemporary art, but you’ll also need a more tangible takeaway, as a souvenir of your trip to Kochi. Enter The Nicobar Edit, one of our patrons, who’ll be opening a...

Media Accreditation open

Accreditation for media persons is open for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016; for more details, follow the link below. http://registration.kochimuzirisbiennale.org/ This is only for journalists who want to cover the Biennale. Everyone else may buy the ticket at the...

ABC Programme inaugurated

From being a platform showcasing the work of eminent and emerging artists from around the world, the Kochi Biennale Foundation has launched another platform, one that seeks to mould the coming generation of artists. We are proud to launch the Art By Children (ABC)...