News & Updates

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...

Get, set…and we’re rolling!!

And finally, exactly two years after the previous edition, the KMB flag was unfurled at Aspinwall House today, flagging off a 108-day art extravaganza that will conclude on March 29, 2017. Curator Sudarshan Shetty hoisted the flag, after which he and Riyas Komu...

Meet the Curator: Sudarshan Shetty

Sudarshan Shetty’s relationship with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale goes back to the very beginning, initially participating as an artist in the 2012 edition. One of the country’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Shetty is now curator of KMB 2016. How does...

Meet Your Artist: Katrina Neiburga and Andris Eglitis

Latvian artists Katrina Neiburga and Andris Eglitis draw inspiration from conversations with the local populace and indigenous construction techniques for their artwork. In this video interview, they talk about their work for KMB...

Arundhati Roy visits KMB

A week before the curtains were raised on the country’s biggest exhibition of contemporary art, Arundhati Roy, who is celebrated for her debut novel ‘The God of Small things’ and her bold defiance of the political status quo in the country, was here...

Thinking Art Workshop

The Thinking Art workshop, held on December 5-10 at Fragrant Nature Hotel, addressed the question of art by drawing on philosophical themes related to art, culture and curation as embedded in the context of the Biennale. The six-day workshop, which reflected on key...

A Pop-up Studio

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 promises a lot that you can take away in terms of the experience of contemporary art, but you’ll also need a more tangible takeaway, as a souvenir of your trip to Kochi. Enter The Nicobar Edit, one of our patrons, who’ll be opening a...

Media Accreditation open

Accreditation for media persons is open for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016; for more details, follow the link below. http://registration.kochimuzirisbiennale.org/ This is only for journalists who want to cover the Biennale. Everyone else may buy the ticket at the...

ABC Programme inaugurated

From being a platform showcasing the work of eminent and emerging artists from around the world, the Kochi Biennale Foundation has launched another platform, one that seeks to mould the coming generation of artists. We are proud to launch the Art By Children (ABC)...

Support Pours in from Silicon Valley

Kochi-Muziris Biennale receives a new patron, this time from Silicon Valley! Venture capitalist Asha Jadeja, who’d funded a number of startups and NGOs across the world through the Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation, has joined the list of our Platinum Patrons....

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...

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...

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...