Conceptualized and coordinated by the Kochi Biennale Foundation, the inaugural Kochi Art Week brings together the local ecosystem of arts and culture in Fort Kochi and Ernakulam.

KAW is imagined as a yearly constellation of events, exhibitions and screenings staged in Fort Kochi, Ernakulam and around. The week-long programme is geared towards the local ecosystem and as an activation of audiences in the post-pandemic landscape. As a yearly event it hopes to bring an influx of diverse audiences from across the spectrum and globe.

A constellation of Galleries and art venues across Kochi will independently activate their spaces with exhibitions and other programmes.

Dates: 12th December, until the 19th of December, 2021
Locations: Fort Kochi and Ernakulam

The participating galleries for the inaugural edition are:

David Hall
1, 264, Napier Street, opp. Parade Ground, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala – 682 001
Exhibition Title: Wheeling on Borderlines
Date: 12/12/21 – 12/01/22
Time: 11 AM to 7 PM
Artist: Sathyapal
Contact: +91 98470 45837

Dezika Tribal art gallery
Jew town, Mattancheri, Kerala – 682 002
Exhibition Title: ‘Tribe, Life and Forest’- Legacy of Jangarh Singh Shyam. Gallery OED Initiative.
Date: 15/12/21 – 15/01/22, Preview : 4 PM
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
Artists: Jangarh Singh Shyam, Kalavati Shyam, Nankusia, Shyam, Mayank Singh Shyam, Japani Shyam, Anand Shyam, Ramsingh Urveti.
Contact: +91 94471 08011

District Heritage Museum
Bastion Bungalow, Napier Street, Fort Kochi, Kerala – 682 001
Exhibition Title: Journey through the history of Kochi.
Date: 12/12/21 – 19/12/21
Time: 9.30 AM to 5 PM.
Curation: Eka Archiving Services.
Implementation: Keralam Museum of History and Heritage.
Owned by: Dept. Of Archaeology, Govt. of Kerala.
Contact: +91 99475 60433.

Gallery OED
Bazar road, Mattancheri, Kochi, Kerala
Exhibition Title: ‘When attitudes become form’-1969A tribute by, Kinetics Madras.
Date: 12/12/21 – 12/01/22, Preview: 6 PM,
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
Artists: Aneesh kalode Rajan, Gurunathan Govindan, K. Dilip Kumar, Kumaresan selvaraj, Saravanan Parasuraman, Sunil Sree, Suresh Kumar P, Yuvan Bothisathuvar, Yuvaraj Velu.
Contact: +91 94471 08011

Kashi Art Gallery
Burger Street, Fort Kochi, Kerala – 682 001
Exhibition Title: SEE. SAW. SEEN.
Date: 12/12/21 – 31/03/22, Preview: 6 PM,
Time: 10 AM to 10 PM
Artist: Lakshmi Madhavan
Contact number: +91 484-2215769

Kerala Museum, Kochi
Event: ART Workshop for kids
Date: 12/12/2021
Time: 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
Venue: Visual Arts Centre, Kerala Museum, Edapally,Opposite Metro Pillar 349, Kerala – 682 024
Pre-registration must
Call / text to register: +91 81290 51881

Event: ARTWALK – Guided tour of the permanent collection of the Madhavan Nayar Foundation with Museum Director
Event led by: Aditi Nayar-Zacharias
Date: 19/12/2021
Time: Arrive at 10.00 AM
Venue: Kerala Museum, Edapally, Opposite Metro Pillar 349, Kerala – 682 024
Pre-registration must, limited places only.
Call / text to register: +91 81290 51881

OED Memoir
Bazar road, Mattancheri, Bazar Rd.,Kochi, Kerala – 682 002
Exhibition Title: Bonds of lineage-Dots n Anecdotes
Date: 12/12/21 – 12/01/22, Preview: 6 PM
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
Artists: Dibin Thilakan,
Contact: +91 94471 08011

Palette People
The Art Corridor, Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi, Kerala – 682 304
Exhibition: യാത്ര / YATHRA – 30 years of Palette People.
Join us, as we reminisce by showcasing the artists of yesteryear.
Venue : Hotel Le Meridien
Date : 12/12/2021 – 11/01/2022
Artists : Akbar Padamsee, F N Souza, Somnath Hore, K G Subramanyan, C K Ra, A S Nair, K Madhavamenon, K Madhavan, Somasundaram, C N Karunakaran, A C K Raja, K Madhavan, Madhavikutty, V P Singh, Chickoo, M P Louis.

Pepper House
Fort Kochi, Kerala – 682 001
Special Preview: 7 PM ,12/12/21
Exhibition Title: HOME an irrevocable condition
Artists: Bappi Das, Benitha Perciayal, Minal Damani,
Harisha Chennangod, K R Sunil, Umesh PK, Santhi EN.
Dates: 12/12/21 – 13/02/22
Time: 11 AM to 7 PM (Closed on Monday.)
Contact: +91 484-2217555

Event: Talk – Food Memories; Kerala’s unique food heritage and Food Workshop.
Led  by: Talk – Tanya Abraham, Food Workshop : Preea Mathai
Date: 15/12/21
Time: 5 PM

Event: Public Art Project – Lokame Tharavadu: Changing Kerala’s socio-cultural fabric.
Curated by: Tanya Abraham
Artists in Dialogue: Murali Cheeroth, Blodsow VS, Meera George
Date: 18/12/21
Time: 11 AM,
To participate, write to – tanya@taos.org.in

The Malabar House
Parade ground, Fort Kochi, Kerala – 682 001
Exhibition Title: TBLP x Tasara-Centre for creative weaving. Gallery OED Initiative.
Date: 12/12/21 – 12/01/22, Preview : 2 PM
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
Artists: Tasara
Contact: +91 94471 08011

The Postcard/Mandalay Hall
VI/93, Synagogue Lane, Jew Town, Kochi, Kerala – 682 002
Exhibition Title:  “Social Gathering”
Date: 12/12/21 – 12/01/22
Artist:  Raju Baraiya (Winner of the Form & Glenfiddich Emerging Artist of the Year Award)
Contact: +91 85271 68485