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Let’s Talk with Flo Maak

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...

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...

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...

2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale Concludes

The curtains drew on the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 with the ceremonial valedictory function on Thursday, 28th March 2019 at Durbar Hall Grounds, Ernakulam. Renowned filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan officiated as the chief guest. The winners of the Tata Trusts...

Statement from KBF

The board of trustees of the Kochi Biennale Foundation issues the following statement. Following anonymous allegations in the media, Riyas Komu had stepped down from all management positions at the Kochi Biennale Foundation on Oct 19, 2018. In the trustee meeting...

Statement from KBF

In light of the disinformation campaign regarding non-payment of construction workers, the Kochi Biennale Foundation makes the following clarifications. The contractor and his vendors entrusted with the construction of the Biennale Pavilion at Cabral Yard have to-date...

Remembering Okwui Enwezor

The Kochi Biennale Foundation fondly remembers Okwui Enwezor, a Nigerian curator, art critic, writer, poet, and educator, specialising in Global art history. Born as the youngest son of an affluent family of Igbos in Awkuzu in Nigeria in 1963, Enwezor moved to the...

Pedagogical In-Flux

International Art Education Conference as part of the Students’ Biennale 2018 Dates: March 21-22, 2019, Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard, Kochi Speakers include Mick Wilson | Kausik Mukhopadhayay | Dr Sarada Natarajan | Santhosh Sadanandan | BV Suresh | Rangoato Hlasane...

Apply: “Energy: Yes! Quality: No!”

A Critical Workshop by Thomas Hirschhorn 4 – 28 March, 2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pavilion, Cabral Yard Everybody is welcome to attend the Critical Workshop: “Energy: Yes! Quality: No!”. Everyone, not only those interested in...

Art Room Workshop Schedule

Art Room is an initiative under Kochi Biennale Foundation’s ABC (Art By Children) educational programme. In addition to creating model studio spaces in schools all over the state of Kerala, Art Room hosts an open studio space in Cabral Yard, one of the principal...

Disidentifications: Caste and Queerness

On March 3, 2019, the Sweet Maria Monument at Aspinwall House (Admin Block Ground Floor) by artist Aryakrishnan will be host to conversations around everyday caste and queerness. The conversation will feature speakers Koonal Duggal, Chinju Ashwathi, and Aleena...

Art History for Artists

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Reporting time: 9.30 a.m. Workshop: 10 a.m. to 12 noon Pavilion, Cabral Yard Registrations are welcomed from students currently pursuing BFA/MFA in Fine Arts and Art History. Limited seats. To register for the workshop, please email your...

Pavilion Programming

An essential part of the fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale as envisioned by curator Anita Dube is the temporary structure called the Pavilion at Cabral Yard. From January 2, 2019 onwards, the Pavilion welcomes casual discussion and sharing amongst visitors and...

Sister Library Workshops

As part of the Infra-Project Sister Library, artist-curator and activist Aqui Thami will be organising workshops at the Sister Library space in Pepper House. These events are free and open to the public. All are welcome. The schedule for the workshops can be accessed...

For, In Your Tongue, I Cannot Fit

Kochi Biennale Foundation is pleased to present programming based on Shilpa Gupta’s installation at the 2018 Biennale. Titled For, In Your Tongue, I Cannot Fit, the multi-channel sound installation gives voice to 100 poets from around the world who have been...