News & Updates

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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