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 the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund after the August floods of 2018.

Over 40 artists from India and abroad contributed artworks to the Art Rises for Kerala auction. The full list of artists who contributed to the programme is below. The Chief Minister said that “it is a matter of pride that the artists’ community has stood with the state in relief and recovery efforts,” and called for further co-operation from the cultural world towards the government’s Rebuild Kerala mission.

The auction was held at the time of the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kochi in January. An exhibition of the artworks was also organised for the public prior to the auction.

Contributing Artists

Abir Karmakar, Aji VN, Amrita Sher-Gil, Anant Joshi, Anish Kapoor, Anju Dodiya, Ashim Purkayastha, Atul Dodiya, Baiju Parthan, C Bhagyanath, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Dayanita Singh, Francesco Clemente, Gigi Scaria, Gulammohammed Sheikh, GR Iranna, Kartik Sood, KM Madhusudhanan, Madhvi Parekh, Manish Nai, Manisha Parekh, Manu Parekh, Mithu Sen, Parag Sonarghare, Probir Gupta, A Ramachandran, K Reghunadhan, Nandan Ghiya, Nikhil Chopra, Robert Montgomery, Saju Kunhan, TV Santhosh, Shibu Natesan, Shilpa Gupta, Sosa Joseph, Sudhir Patwardhan, Sujit SN, Sumedh Rajendran, Surendran Nair, Viswanadhan Velu, Zakkir Hussain