NEWS & UPDATES

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...

Jasmine Nilani and Sabyasachi Bhattacharjee at Pepper House

Artists Jasmine Nilani and Sabyasachi Bhattacharjee have commenced their residency at Pepper House in Kochi. Jasmine Nilani’s drawings explore fences, walls, and other natural and built borders. Even as her works are devoid of people, she studies practices of...

Tom Burckhardt in residence

American artist Tom Burckhardt is our first artist-in-residence for 2020! Burckhardt was born in New York City, USA and is based there. He has exhibited at various galleries around the US and was also a participating artist in the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. He also...

Let’s Talk with Flo Maak

The Let’s Talk series continues, with German artist Flo Maak in conversation at Pepper House. Flo Maak is an artist based in Berlin, Germany. While his practice is based on photography, he usually develops large installations in which the images are related and...

ACE Open x Kochi Biennale Foundation Residency Exchange

Applications are open for the ACE Open x Kochi Biennale Foundation Residency Exchange programme. ACExKBF will involve two India-based artists travelling to and working in Adelaide, Australia, and two South Australia-based artists travelling to and working in Kochi....

Students’ Biennale National Awards Residency

The recipients of the Tata Trusts National Award for works exhibited at the 2018 Students’ Biennale have completed their residencies in Kochi. Eleven students from the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Kashmir were awarded for the work created for the third...

Let’s Talk with Juliane Tübke

Juliane Tübke presented on Aug 14, 2019 the work she had developed during her time in Kochi at the Pepper House Residency programme. Juliane’s practice explore the agency of materials. In her project titled ‘Weathering’, commenced at the residency in Kochi, she...

Art Rises for Kerala: Proceeds handed over to Chief Minister

The proceeds of the Art Rises for Kerala auction, organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation were handed over to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday, July 10 in Thiruvananthapuram. The auction, realised in collaboration with Saffronart, raised Rs 3 crore for...

Shubigi Rao is curator of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2020

Shubigi Rao is the curator of the fifth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Shubigi is an artist and writer known for her complex and layered installations. Her works has been showed in exhibitions across the world, including at the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The...

Exchange & Flow Reflections

At a meeting on 5 March 2019, in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 the Exchange and Flow workshop participants discussed a first draft of the ‘Kochi Declaration for Audiences’ set out below. The Exchange & Flow Writing Workshop came...