NEWS & UPDATES

Volunteer at Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Call for Applications Kochi-Muziris Biennale would not be possible without a team of dedicated volunteers. Apply now to be a part of the fourth edition! Duration: November 2018 – March 2019 Applications Accepted until November 7, 2018 Volunteers must exhibit diligence...

Artist Presentation by Anton Kats

Join us for a Let’s Talk session with Pepper House artist-in-residence, Anton Kats. Anton Kats is an artist and musician from Kherson, South-Ukraine. Born into the family of a WWII wireless radio operator, Kats’ practice derives from informal everyday relationships...

Remembering Chris Mann

It was with great sadness that we heard of Australian artist Chris Mann’s recent passing. Chris was a participating artist in forming in the pupil of an eye, the 2016 edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. His captivating sound work, speaking is difficult, as...

Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life

Kochi Biennale Foundation is pleased to share a curatorial note for the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, along with an expanded list of participating artists. The main exhibition, along with an ancillary programme of talks, seminars, workshops, film...

Artist Presentation by Lisa Premke

Join us for a Let’s Talk session with Pepper House artist-in-residence, Lisa Premke. Lisa Premke’s practice involves taking apart discarded systems and using their elements for a material translation, materialising in acoustic objects and site-specific...

Graffiti Projects: Call for Applications

We are accepting applications for graffiti art projects at the Pepper House Residency. The present residency call invites artists to mediate within the public form of the city of Kochi. Applications should establish previous graffiti or street art work of sufficient...

SaffronArt Stands with Kerala

From 29-30 August, StoryLtd by SaffronArt will host a 24-hour online fundraiser auction to support relief efforts for those affected by the disastrous floods in Kerala. All proceeds will be given to the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. The auction will consist of 32 works. For more…

Art Mediation Programme 2018

Applications are invited to the Art Mediation Programme at the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The function of the mediation team will be to facilitate contact with the artworks at the Biennale exhibition for the visitors. Responsibilities include conducting guided tours...

Kerala Flood Relief Efforts

DONATION RESOURCES Recently, unprecedented floods in many parts of Kerala have devastated the landscape – destroying homes and livelihoods, displacing thousands, and taking many lives. These are the worst floods the state has seen in the last century. Kochi Biennale...

Lisa Premke at Pepper House

Artist Lisa Premke, as part of the Pepper House Residency, has begun exploring the studio space and the Fort Kochi area. “I have been observing the soundscape and hope to create a work around that. I come from a place with extreme temperature differences...

We Stand with Shahidul Alam

Three days ago, our dear colleague and friend – a tremendous photographer, activist, and educator – Shahidul Alam, was forcibly detained by Bangladeshi authorities from his home after expressing his support for the student protests in Dhaka....

Remembering Umbayee

The prominent Mayalalam Ghazal singer and composer Umbayee passed away last week, on the 1st of August. Born in Mattancherry, he said that “Mattancherry was a melting pot of music. There was music all around. You only had to find it.” Abdul Aziz, a member...

Graphic Narratives Workshop

A workshop on Non-fiction comics and graphic stories that explores some of the everyday life processes of Mattancherry and Kochi. Eleven artists have spent a month visually researching, documenting and narrating stories that range from how traditional kochi papadams...

Adeeb Ahamed, Platinum Patron

Joining the league of ‘Platinum Patrons’, entrepreneur Adeeb Ahamed of the Abu Dhabi-headquartered Lulu Financial Group has pledged Rs one crore to the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  was inked on August 3 in Kochi...

Open Studios: Nilanjana Nandy

Pepper House Artist-in-Residence Nilanjana Nandy opens her studios this week, to showcase the work she has created during her two-month stay in Kochi. Nilanjana’s project includes an exhibition space in her Pepper House studio and an intervention in the Pepper...

Congratulations, Aparna Ayyanad!

Kochi Biennale Foundation sends a hearty congratulations to Aparna Ayyanad, who is currently on a sponsored trip to San Francisco for a study visit. Aparna was part of the Amplified Voice workshops the Foundation had organised in February this year, and was selected...

Open Studios: Pallavi Singh

This week, Pepper House artist-in-residence, Pallavi Singh, is hosting open studios, where she will be showing her site-specific project Mudivettu Museum – Nirmanathil (‘Museum of Haircuts – Under Construction’), created over the past two months. 10 am...