News & Updates

New Venue Added to KMB 2016

With only two weeks to go until the opening of KMB 2016, a new venue was added to the 11 venues chosen for the event, bringing the count to 12. Kottapuram Fort, part of the Kerala Tourism Department’s Tourism Heritage Project, was chosen as venue number 12. A team...

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Manju Sara Rajan is CEO

The Kochi Biennale Foundation has a new CEO – Manju Sara Rajan. Manju’s appointment was made a few weeks ahead of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, after it was approved by the board of trustees. As CEO, Manju will oversee the creative, financial and...

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Biennale White

In September during a meeting with Asian Paints in Mumbai, the paint giant’s innovations marketing manager had an idea to create a signature colour that we could use on KMB sites in Kochi. One long meeting later, we had the ‘Biennale White’, a pure...

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Pepper House Residency

Even as we prepare for the newest edition of the Biennale,Victor Hazra and Santosh Kalbande have settled into their artist-in-residence programme in Pepper House. The month-long residency, initiated by the Kochi Biennale Foundation in association with the Piramal Art...

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A New Patron for KMB

Good news is rarely worth so much! With only four months to go until the 2016 Biennale, South Indian Bank, Kerala’s first and most expansive private bank, donated Rs 1 crore as patronage in lieu of organising and opening the Biennale. In another important first, South...

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Meet Pedro Gómez-Egaña

Trained both as a composer and visual artist, Pedro Gómez-Egaña’s practice expands across performance, sculpture, video, installation, and sound. Central to his artistic approach is the performative aspect of sculpture, which he presents in the form of animated...

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Biennale Venues

To put up a Biennale takes days, weeks, months. As co-founder Riyas Komu often says, “It is many events in one”. Our preparations for the opening on 12/12/16 started with the clean-up of the nine sites that have been finalised for Kochi-Muziris Biennale....

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Let’s Talk with Josy Joseph

The primary task of an investigative journalist, to use George Orwell’s dictum, is to publish what somebody else does not want published. And Josy Joseph is someone who has stuck to the rule. His book, ‘A Feast of Vultures: the Hidden Business of Democracy...

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Volunteer at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is looking for volunteers to become a part of the organisation for the duration of the Biennale. Volunteers will begin from the first week of December, and stay throughout the 108 days of the Biennale. The individuals who are selected will...

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‘Silence is not an Option’

Filmmaker Rakesh Sharma on how platforms like the Signs Film Festival are important for showcasing documentaries and short films and why younger filmmakers shouldn’t be intimidated by the challenges of filming in less-than-favourable conditions. Sharma will be...

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SiGNS Film Festival

Teaser for the 10th @SiGNS FESTIVAL…Treat yourself to some of the best documentaries and short films from across the country, apart from retrospectives, homages and specially curated sections like haiku films, director’s pick and international...

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Biennale Summer Camp

Biennale Summer Camp is a 10-day workshop programme meant to initiate school children to art making and art appreciation. Practicing artists and art teachers will lead workshops in clay modelling and painting For the first edition of Biennale Summer Camp, students...

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KBF Film Workshop: Interview with Jethu Mundul

Jethu Mundul , who led the Kochi Biennale Foundation’s film history and theory workshop, speaks about the significance of early cinema and its aesthetics. Jethu Mundul has devoted over a decade to the study and teaching of films at FTII and has over three...

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Let’s Talk with Orijit Sen

At a Let’s Talk session titled ‘Mapping Mapusa Market’, Orijit Sen, graphic artist, spoke about a community arts project that involves researching Mapusa market in Goa as an inter-weave of of material culture, economics, history and sociology.

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