News & Updates

Closing Week Performances at the Biennale

As the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by Sudarshan Shetty, comes to a close, we are glad to announce that some of our participating artists are back with their performances during these final days. In Aspinwall House, Anamika Haksar and Zuleikha...

Future of Indian Art Education | Seminar on 18 – 19 March, 2017

As the Students’ Biennale 2016 draws to a close in Kochi, this conference allows for a reflection on the current status of art education in India as well as assessing the potentiality of an exhibitory platform like SB in addressing and intervening in the current...

Zuleikha Chaudhuri’s second round of performances in February

  Auditioning the Plaintiff. Rehearsing the Witness: The Bhawal Court Case by Zuleikha Chaudhari is a theatre and installation work. Zuleikha is back at in her space at Aspinwall House to present the second round of performances between 4th and 8th February,...

Abhishek Hazra presents Submergent Topologies Episode 2

Abhishek Hazra is back at the Biennale with his performance titled Submergent Topologies that will happen between 4th and 10th February, 2017. Submergent Topologies is a mobile lecture performance that uses the form of the guided tour. It reconfigures and subverts the...

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...