Pepper House Residency




Kochi Biennale Foundation invites applications from artists for a two-month residency at Pepper House, Fort Kochi.

The residency is open to artists working in any medium, and will run for two months from May 25 to July 25, 2018. Artists will be offered studio space at Pepper House, accommodation, travel expenses, daily allowance, and finite material support. The artist will be invited by the selection panel based on her/his portfolio.

To apply, please send 1) your portfolio of works, and 2) resume to [email protected] by Apr 22, 2018.


Pepper House Residency programme is an international residency opportunity for artists from all disciplines to work and collaborate within a studio space situated at the Pepper House, Fort Kochi. The space of the Pepper House Residency consists of extensive studio facilities (for production), the Laboratory of Visual Arts library (for research), and the Pepper House cafe (for dialogue). The residency is structured on the idea of a three-dimensional approach to creativity in which the idea of artistic practice is supported by its two necessary extensions – public interaction and inquiry.


Pepper House Residency objectives

For artists

  • To contribute a space of expression and dialogue for artists
  • To provide an opportunity to upcoming and established artists to find new possibilities in various media.
  • To seek and open channels of communication between the artist and public.

For the community

  • To create awareness about art and art education.
  • To help art enthusiasts explore and interact with contemporary art
  • To serve as a space for the exploration and evolution of the idea and themes of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale


Pepper House Residency 2016-17 / Artists

Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton‘s research-based installations examines the process of cultural appropriation that occurs when centers of power implode and reshape, re-tracing the continuous migration of cultural motifs along artifacts, buildings and stories. In her stay in Kochi, worked on the cultural and economic relations between Kerala and the UAE and investigates how remittance capital from the Gulf manifests in the state´s architectural and social fabric. She was in Kochi at Pepper House as part of the Goethe Institute’s bangaloREsidency.



Past Residents

Information about past residents at Pepper House is here.