News & Updates

The beginnings of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 have begun!

The beginnings of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 have begun! KMB 2018 curator Anita Dube started her research travel with a trip in the ASEAN region from 21 August to 7 September. Partnering with the The Bali Purnati Center For The Arts, she went to Singapore and...

Fundraiser Auction

The Kochi Biennale Foundation is gathering resources for 2018. Our main and only revenue generating effort is the Kochi Biennale Foundation/ Kochi-Muziris Biennale Fundraiser Auction, which is going to be conducted as a live and online auction on October 31st with our...

Lulu Supports Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Art needs patronage, it needs encouragement, sustenance and consistent support, so ideas and inspiration can be realised. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale for one is such a vast undertaking of such immense proportions that it would be impossible to do without so many...

Art Room

Much of what the Biennale is about goes back to our neighbourhood, its people, businesses and institutions> So we are so proud to announce our new art workshop beginning on September 15th for the students of Government HS LP School, Mattancherry. Spearheaded by our...

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...