Music and Democracy

Applications are invited for the online workshop ‘Music and Democracy’, led by musician and researcher Sumangala Damodaran. The workshop will explore the relation between musical cultures and democratic commitment, and will run from April 15 to May 10, 2021.

Once Upon a Cultural Famine: A Curatorial Thought Experiment

We’re inviting applications for the online workshop ‘Once Upon a Cultural Famine’, led by Nancy Adajania. This curatorial workshop will combine an inquiry into the histories of exhibition-making and a practical component of an online exhibition. Dates: Mar 31-Apr 25, 2021.

Talking about Malayalam Cinema workshop

Announcing the programme ‘Thinking about Malayalam Cinema’, a workshop on the history of Malayalam cinema, led by film-maker and writer CS Venkiteswaran. The workshop will be hosted at Pepper House in Fort Kochi on the dates April 8-11, 2021.

Aesthetic Production in the Global South workshop

Applications are invited for the online workshop ‘Thinking Aesthetic Production in the Global South’ with Arjun Appadurai, Bonaventure Ndikung, Dilip Menon and Saloni Mathur. The workshop will comprise readings and online sessions and will run from Feb 13 to Mar 13, 2021.

5th Edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale Postponed

The fifth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is postponed. Over the past few months, the Kochi Biennale Foundation has been discussing the COVID-19 situation with our stakeholders. Due to the continuing uncertainties and generally unfavorable conditions on-ground,...

4th Edition of the Students’ Biennale

Applications are now open for the 4th edition of the Students’ Biennale. The programme will comprise the exhibition platform as well as the workshops programme in art colleges in India. The online exhibition of the Students’ Biennale will open on 21.2.21.

Let’s Talk: Samson Young, Shubigi Rao, Thomas Girst

Samson Young, participating artist at the 5th edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Shubigi Rao, curator of the Biennale and Thomas Girst, BMW Group’s Head of Cultural Engagement were in conversation on October 3, 2020 as part of our Let’s Talk series.

The Redundant Fact-checker: Workshop with Sarnath Banerjee

Kochi Biennale Foundation invites applications for ‘The Redundant Fact-checker’, an online workshop with Sarnath Banerjee. The workshop will explore and critique the world of new propaganda through the form of graphic fiction. Dates: Oct 24 – Dec 5, 2020.

Kochi-Muziris Biennale: First List of Artists

We’re happy to be able to publish the first list of artists for the 2020 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The exhibition, together with a programme of seminars, screenings, performances and workshops, will run for 120 days from December 12, 2020 to Apr 10, 2021 at...

Invisible Cities by Pierre-Jean Giloux

Suspended between past and future, and between fiction and reality, Pierre-Jean Giloux’s video installations probe a universe that resembles an architectural mirage, a sensory vertigo where the familiar meets the strange, where the documentary infiltrates...

Edgar Kandratian and Vincent Chomaz in Residence

Our newest artists-in-residence at Pepper House are the Berlin-based duo Edgar Kandratian and Vincent Chomaz. Their project in Kochi is conceived as a speculative research of what the future could bring, taking the form of a multi-week walk along what could become the...

Sue Kneebone at Pepper House

Sue Kneebone has commenced her residency at Pepper House. Sue is the second artist to come to Kochi as part of the ACE Open x Kochi Biennale Foundation Residency exchange. Jane Skeer from Adelaide was artist-in-residence at Pepper House in the month of February, and...

Open Studio with Jasmine Nilani and Sabyasachi Bhattacharjee

Please join us for an open studio with our artists-in-residence Jasmine Nilani and Sabyasachi Bhattacharjee on Mar 1 & 2, 2020. In Kochi, Jasmine has been studying its landscape of unoccupied and abandoned houses, a sociological phenomenon that has parallels in...

Jane Skeer Open Studio

We’re pleased to host an open studio with our residency artist from Australia, Jane Skeer, on Saturday, January 22, 2020 at Pepper House, Fort Kochi. Jane has been in Kochi for four weeks, and has explored the colours, textures, shapes, and stories of Fort...

Le Gentil Garçon show at Pepper House

Le Gentil Garçon’s ‘Anima’ is on show at Pepper House, Fort Kochi from Feb 15 to Mar 9, 2020. French artist Le Gentil Garçon’s multi-formal practice encompasses sculpture, drawing, video, performances, books and animation. Known especially for...

Pierre-Jean Giloux in Residence

French artist Pierre-Jean Giloux has commenced his residency at Pepper House. Giloux mainly works with video, and his sonic-visual installations form immersive spaces in which computer-generated and real images intercourse with each other. During his two...

ACE x KBF Artists Announced

The artists for the ACE Open x Kochi Biennale Foundation Residency Exchange have been announced. South Australian artists Jane Skeer and Sue Kneebone will be in Kochi at Pepper House from February through March as part of the programme, and KR Sunil and Sabyasachi...