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 various sites across the city of Kochi, India.

For Shubigi Rao’s curatorial note for the 2020 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, please go here.


Ali Cherri
1976, Beirut, Lebanon. Lives between Beirut and Paris, France.

Arpita Singh
1937, West Bengal, India. Lives in New Delhi, India.

Cecilia Vicuña
1948, Santiago, Chile. Lives between New York City, USA and Santiago, Chile.

Colectivo Ayllu / Migrantes Transgresorxs
Formed 2009 in Madrid, Spain. Alex Aguirre Sánchez (1973, Ecuador),
Leticia/Kimy Rojas (1969, Ecuador), Francisco Godoy Vega (1983, Chile) and Yos Piña
Narváez (1984, Venezuela).

DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency)
Established 2007, Beit Sahour, Palestine. Co-directed by Alessandro Petti (1973, Pescara)
and Sandi Hilal (1973, Beit Sahour).

Sámi artist collective established in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino, Sápmi in 2014.
Represented by Maret Anne Sara (1983, Guovdageaidnu), Hilde Skancke Pedersen (1953,
Hammerfest) and Elle Márjá Eira (1983, Guovdageaidnu).

Gabrielle Goliath
1983, Kimberley, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Iman Issa  
1979, Cairo, Egypt. Lives in Berlin, Germany.

Joan Jonas
1936, New York, USA. Lives in New York City.

Martta Tuomaala   
1983, Lieto, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Melati Suryodarmo
1969, Surakarta, Indonesia. Lives and works in Gross Gleidingen, Germany and Surakarta.

Mithra Kamalam
1991, Calicut, India. Lives and works in Baroda, India,.

Pio Abad and Frances Wadsworth Jones
1983, in Manila, Philippines and London, United Kingdom respectively. They live and work in London.

Priya Sen
1973, Kolkata, India. Lives and works in New Delhi, India.

Richard Bell
1953, Charleville, Australia. Lives and works in Brisbane, Australia.

Sahil Naik
1991, Goa, India. Lives and works between Baroda, India and Goa.

Samson Young
1979, Hong Kong. Lives and works in Hong Kong.

Seher Shah
1975, Karachi, Pakistan. Lives and works in New Delhi, India

Slavs and Tatars
Founded in 2006. Based in Berlin.

Thao Nguyen Phan
1987, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.

The u-ra-mi-li project
Founded in 2011 by Anushka Meenakshi (1980, Mumbai) and Iswar Lalitha (1979, Delhi).
Live and work in Pondicherry, India

Thuma Collective
Founded in 2017, Yangon, Myanmar. Thuma is Khin Kyi Htet (1992, Yangon), Rita Khin
(1992, Yangon), Shwe Wutt Hmon (1986, Yangon) Tin Htet Paing (1989, Hinthata,
Irrawaddy Division) and Yu Yu Myint Than (1984, Yangon). They live and work in Yangon.

Vasudevan Akkitham
1958, Kumaranallur, Kerala. Lives and works in Baroda, India.

Yinka Shonibare
1962, London, United Kingdom. Lives and works in London.

Zina Saro-Wiwa
1976, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.