INITIATIVES

As an artist-initiated organisation, the Kochi Biennale Foundation was founded on the conviction that art is essential in our society today. The dissemination of it, the teaching of it, the studying of it, the viewing of it. While the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is the flagship event, the Kochi Biennale Foundation also oversees a comprehensive Programmes division that organises, conducts and manages education and outreach initiatives throughout the year. These programmes include talks, conferences, performances, educational initiatives, workshops and other forms of wide public engagement.

An International platform to showcase works of BFA and MFA students in India; led by 15 young curators.

Integrating visual arts, and musical performances to enrich the lives of patients.

An Initiative supported by Tata Trusts, KBF Video Lab is a space for experimentation and research through innovative video projects on contemporary art, artists and art practices.

A series of conversations to initiate different points of inquiry on contemporary subjects, bringing a range of topics and thinkers into contact with each other.

An international residency programme for artists working across various media.

A series of workshops designed as practical spaces for intensive learning and exchange between aspiring artists or students of art and professional artists.

An international music programme presenting live performances by masters & emerging young musicians.

India’s first art event dedicated to children’s artworks, produced during workshops conducted in 100 schools across Kerala.

A curated film festival showcasing diverse genre and formats of moving images ; includes talks and workshops.

Talks and seminars by a range of exceptional people, including the Biennale’s participant artists, historians, writers, curators, and activists.

A residency opportunity for young artists to strengthen their art practice and build confidence.