News & Updates

Pepper House Residency

Even as we prepare for the newest edition of the Biennale,Victor Hazra and Santosh Kalbande have settled into their artist-in-residence programme in Pepper House. The month-long residency, initiated by the Kochi Biennale Foundation in association with the Piramal Art...

A New Patron for KMB

Good news is rarely worth so much! With only four months to go until the 2016 Biennale, South Indian Bank, Kerala’s first and most expansive private bank, donated Rs 1 crore as patronage in lieu of organising and opening the Biennale. In another important first, South...

Meet Pedro Gómez-Egaña

Trained both as a composer and visual artist, Pedro Gómez-Egaña’s practice expands across performance, sculpture, video, installation, and sound. Central to his artistic approach is the performative aspect of sculpture, which he presents in the form of animated...

Biennale Venues

To put up a Biennale takes days, weeks, months. As co-founder Riyas Komu often says, “It is many events in one”. Our preparations for the opening on 12/12/16 started with the clean-up of the nine sites that have been finalised for Kochi-Muziris Biennale....

Let’s Talk with Josy Joseph

The primary task of an investigative journalist, to use George Orwell’s dictum, is to publish what somebody else does not want published. And Josy Joseph is someone who has stuck to the rule. His book, ‘A Feast of Vultures: the Hidden Business of Democracy...

Volunteer at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

Volunteers are a significant part of the organisation of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. They vitalise the various arms of the Biennale, including production, programming, and documentation. Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 will run from Dec 12, 2018 to Mar 29, 2019. The...

‘Silence is not an Option’

Filmmaker Rakesh Sharma on how platforms like the Signs Film Festival are important for showcasing documentaries and short films and why younger filmmakers shouldn’t be intimidated by the challenges of filming in less-than-favourable conditions. Sharma will be...

SiGNS Film Festival

Teaser for the 10th @SiGNS FESTIVAL…Treat yourself to some of the best documentaries and short films from across the country, apart from retrospectives, homages and specially curated sections like haiku films, director’s pick and international...

Biennale Summer Camp

Biennale Summer Camp is a 10-day workshop programme meant to initiate school children to art making and art appreciation. Practicing artists and art teachers will lead workshops in clay modelling and painting For the first edition of Biennale Summer Camp, students...

Let’s Talk Decolonisation: A Palestine – Israel Perspective

In this episode of the Let’s Talk public conversation series, Israeli scholar Prof. Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin and distinguished cultural theorist Ashis Nandy critically examine the Israel-Palestine conflict. Prof. Raz-Krakotzkin – an authority on Zionist...

KBF Film Workshop: Interview with Jethu Mundul

Jethu Mundul , who led the Kochi Biennale Foundation’s film history and theory workshop, speaks about the significance of early cinema and its aesthetics. Jethu Mundul has devoted over a decade to the study and teaching of films at FTII and has over three...

digging deep, crossing far

‘digging deep, crossing far’, a show curated by Elke Falat and Julia Tieke, was held at Pepper House from January 3, 2016 to 8, 2016