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The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the latent cosmopolitan spirit of the modern metropolis of Kochi and its mythical past, Muziris, to create a platform that will introduce contemporary, global visual art theory and practice to India. It will attempt to showcase and debate new Indian and international aesthetics and experiences and enable a dialogue among artists, curators, cultural practitioners and the public.

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to create a new language of cosmopolitanism and modernity that is rooted in the lived and living experience of this old trading port, which, for more than six centuries, has been a crucible of numerous communal identities. Kochi is among the few cities in India where pre-colonial traditions of cultural pluralism continue to flourish. These traditions pre-date the post-Enlightenment ideas of cultural pluralism, globalisation and multiculturalism.

They can be traced to Muziris, the ancient city that was buried under layers of mud and mythology after a massive flood in the 14 th century. The site was recently identified and is currently under excavation. It is necessary to explore and, when necessary, retrieve memories of this past, and its present, in the current global context to posit alternatives to political and cultural discourses emanating from the specific histories of Europe and America. A dialogue for a new aesthetics and politics rooted in the Indian experience, but receptive to the winds blowing in from other worlds, is possible.The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to establish itself as a centre for artistic engagement in India by drawing from the rich tradition of public action and public engagement in Kerala, where Kochi is located. The emergence of Kerala as a distinct political and social project with lessons for many developing societies owes also to aesthetic interventions that have subverted notions of social and cultural hierarchies. These interventions are immanent in the numerous genres and practices of our rich tradition of arts. In a world of competing power structures, it is necessary to balance the interests and independence of artists, art institutions, and the public.It seeks to reflect the new confidence of Indian people who are slowly, but surely, building a new society that aims to be liberal, inclusive, egalitarian and democratic. The time has come to tell the story of cultural practices that are distinct to the Indian people and local traditions, practices and discourses that are shaping the idea of India. These share a lot with the artistic visions emerging from India’s neighbourhood. The Biennale also seeks to project the new energy of artistic practices in the subcontinent.It seeks to explore the hidden energies latent in India’s past and present artistic traditions and invent a new language of coexistence and cosmopolitanism that celebrates the multiple identities people live with. The dialogue will be with, within, and across identities fostered by language, religion and other ideologies. The Biennale seeks to resist and interrogate representations of cosmopolitanism and modernity that thrive by subsuming differences through co-option and coercion.The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to be a project in appreciation of, and education about, artistic expression and its relationship with society. It seeks to be a new space and a fresh voice that protects and projects the autonomy of the artist and her pursuit to constantly reinvent the world we live in.

12/12

Monday
12pm - 1pm

Flag Hoisting Ceremony to inaugurate Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022

DLF Aspinwall House
2.30pm - 3pm

Shubigi Rao Public Introduction

DLF Aspinwall House
3pm - 6pm

Performance: Mujarad by Melati Suryodarmo

Pepper House
3pm - 4pm

Inauguration of the TNQ Kochi-Muziris Biennale Pavilion, Independent Publishing Fair and ABC Art Room

DLF Aspinwall House
4pm - 5pm

Let's Talk: Recollections from a Biennale: A conversation between curators of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale from over the years.

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
6pm - 7pm

Inauguration of the Fifth Edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale by the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan

Parade Ground
7pm - 9pm

Performance: Theyyam

Parade Ground

13/12

TUESDAY
10am - 11.30am

Opening of the Fifth Edition of Students’ Biennale

VKL Warehouse, followed by other venues
11am - 1:00pm

Artist Talk & Film Screening: URAMILI

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
2pm - 2:30pm

Musical & Poetry Recital: Johannes Helden

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
3:00 to 4:30 PM

KBF and White Review presents Dayanita Singh in conversation with Vikramaditya Sahai followed by a Poster launch and Poetry Reading by Shripad Sinnakar

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
4:30 to 6:00 PM

Book Launch: ‘Citizen Gallery: The Gandhys of Chemould and the Birth of Modern Art in Bombay’

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
6:30pm to 8pm

Opening of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022 'Invitations Programme'

TKM, David Hall, Kashi Townhouse, Dutch Warehouse
8pm - 9pm

KBF Performance Arts Programme curated by HH Art Spaces and Nikhil Chopra

"Dutch Warehouse, Ground Floor "

14/12

Wednesday
11am - 12pm

Book Launch ‘Bani Abidi: The Artist Who’ followed by a conversation between Huma Mulji, Omar Kasmani, and Bani Abidi

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
3pm - 6pm

Performance: Mujarad by Melati Suryodarmo

Pepper House
3pm to 4pm

Issue Launch Take: Memory with Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Zuleikha Chaudhari, Anita Khemka and Imran Kokiloo moderated by Manuela Ciotti

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
4pm - 5pm

"Opening of KBF Exhibitions Programme IDAM: Where being sprouts into language curated by Gigi Scaria, Jalaja PS, and Radha Gomathy"

Durbar Hall
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Book Launch 20th Century Indian Art by Art Alive Gallery followed by a panel discussion with Parul Dave Mukherji, Gayatri Sinha, Karin Zitzewitz, Rupika Chawla, Sunaina Anand moderated by Premjish Achari

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Launch: 'Points of View : Defining Moment of Photography in India' and 'The Archival Gaze : A Timeline of Photography in India 1840s -2020' hosted by KNMA and panel discussion with Roobina Karode and Gayatri Sinha amongst other contributors.

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
8pm-10pm

Music of Muziris Sithara’s Project Malabaricus

Parade Ground

15/12

Thursday
10:00 AM to 11 AM

Opening of the KBF Programmes and Exhibitions: Spectres and the Sea; Muziris and the Indian Ocean by Muziris Heritage Project curated by the Kochi Biennale Foundation

Kashi Art Cafe and Dutch Warehouse
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Student's Biennale: Unmaking a Format with Amshu Chukki, Saviya Lopes & Yogesh Barve, Afrah Shafiq, Anga Art Collective, Premjish Achari, Suvani Suri and Arushi Vats with Mario D'Souza and Ananthan Suresh

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
12pm - 1pm

Musical & Poetry Recital with Orbita

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Let's Talk Programme: Priya Sen and Zarina Muhammed in conversation with Jason Wee and Sandip Kuriakose

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Students Biennale Walkthroughs led by SB Curators.

Starts at Armaan Building
6.15pm - 8pm

Performance: 'URSONATE' by William Kentridge

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

16/12

Friday
11:00 AM

Artist Talk: Gabriela Loeffel with Zian Chen

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Artists' Cinema: Yeh Freedom Life! by Priya Sen followed by a conversation with Sarover Zaidi.

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
6pm - 8pm

Artists' Cinema: A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia (TBC)

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
8:30 - 10:00

Music of Muziris: Parimal Shais

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

17/12

Saturday
6pm to 7pm

Performance: YOUtopia: Seo Jungmin and ensemble

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Artists' Cinema: 'Ek Jagah Apni' by the Ektara Collective followed by Let's Talk programme

TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

January 2023

21/01

Saturday
9:00 am
-

സുതാര്യലോകം TRANSPARENT WORLD - Watercolour Painting Workshop ( Children Standard 1- 10 )

January 21, 2023 9:00
9:00 am
-

Looking at Art to Learn - A workshop for Teachers & Parents

January 21, 2023 9:00
9:00 am
-

Changing the Game! - Reimagining Education

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 21, 2023 9:00

22/01

Sunday
9:00 am
-

സുതാര്യലോകം TRANSPARENT WORLD - Watercolour Painting Workshop ( Adults of any age )

January 22, 2023 9:00
9:00 am
-

Changing the Game! - Reimagining Education

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 22, 2023 9:00
9:30 am
-
5:00 pm

Silk screen printing with Air Ink by Andreas Ullrich

Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood
January 22, 2023 9:30
January 22, 2023 17:00

23/01

Monday
9:30 am
-
5:00 pm

Silk screen printing with Air Ink by Andreas Ullrich

Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood
January 23, 2023 9:30
January 23, 2023 17:00

24/01

Tuesday
9:30 am
-
5:00 pm

Silk screen printing with Air Ink by Andreas Ullrich

Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood
January 24, 2023 9:30
January 24, 2023 17:00
9:30 am
-
5:00 pm

Soldering and Circuit bending Workshop

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 24, 2023 9:30
January 24, 2023 17:00

25/01

Wednesday
9:30 am
-
5:00 pm

Soldering and Circuit bending Workshop

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 25, 2023 9:30
January 25, 2023 17:00

26/01

Thursday
9:30 am
-
5:00 pm

Soldering and Circuit bending Workshop

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 26, 2023 9:30
January 26, 2023 17:00

27/01

Friday
10:00 am
-
5:00 pm

Welding with found objects / Collaborative sculpture

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 27, 2023 10:00
January 27, 2023 17:00

28/01

Saturday
10:00 am
-
5:00 pm

Welding with found objects / Collaborative sculpture

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 28, 2023 10:00
January 28, 2023 17:00

29/01

Sunday
10:00 am
-
5:00 pm

Welding with found objects / Collaborative sculpture

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 29, 2023 10:00
January 29, 2023 17:00

30/01

Monday
10:00 am
-
5:00 pm

Mudra - Eco Prints

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 30, 2023 10:00
January 30, 2023 17:00

31/01

Tuesday
10:00 am
-
5:00 pm

Choolala വെറും ചൂലല്ല.

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 31, 2023 10:00
January 31, 2023 17:00
10:00 am
-
5:00 pm

Mudra - Eco Prints Copy

Art Room, Cabral Yard
January 31, 2023 10:00
January 31, 2023 17:00
Time -
Venue -
Dhobi Khana, Fort Kochi.

Kappiri Muthappanoppam: Hands-on film curating workshop (Slaves of The Empire Screening)

Curators: Abhishek Nilamber & Rajesh James

Time -
Venue -
Dhobi Khana, Fort Kochi.

Kappiri Muthappanoppam: Hands-on film curating workshop (Public film screening)

Curators: Abhishek Nilamber & Rajesh James

Time -
Venue -
Dhobi Khana, Fort Kochi.

Kappiri Muthappanoppam: Hands-on film curating workshop (Public film screening)

Curators: Abhishek Nilamber & Rajesh James

Time -
Venue -
Dhobi Khana, Fort Kochi.

Kappiri Muthappanoppam: Hands-on film curating workshop

Curated by Abhishek Nilamber & Rajesh James

Queering screen and co-immunities by Gargi Harithakam

Time -
Venue -
TNQ KBF Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Music of Muziris:Live Performance by Tribe Mama Marykali

Curator: Tribe Mama Marykali

Tribe Mama Marykali uses music to celebrate her ethnicity, femininity, and culture. Her performances are a powerful, sonically genre-blending experience that is backed by a brilliant team of musicians -

Sreekanth Bhasi on the bass

Tapas Naresh on drums

R.E.T on keys n Synth

Time - 8 PM IST

Venue - TNQ KBF Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Time -
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Mudra - Eco Prints Copy

Curator: Pooja Jayan

The Participants will explore different techniques to imprint with plant materials like leaves, roots, flowers, etc. in various mediums (paper, clay, fabric). This is going to be a hands-on session to connect with nature and to improve our understanding of indigenous plant varieties. Let's take a walk into the world of forms, patterns and colours of nature and get creative with these elements. The workshop will be a fun science lab experience where we create art by experimenting with pH shifting, understand the role of heat and pressure, chemical reactions happening on the surface of contact and other possibilities. Most importantly, one will understand how to document the process, learn by exchanging views and sharing feedback. 

Maximum Participants: 20

15 School Students

5 Adults

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Mudra - Eco Prints

Curator: Pooja Jayan

The Participants will explore different techniques to imprint with plant materials like leaves, roots, flowers, etc. in various mediums (paper, clay, fabric). This is going to be a hands-on session to connect with nature and to improve our understanding of indigenous plant varieties. Let's take a walk into the world of forms, patterns and colours of nature and get creative with these elements. The workshop will be a fun science lab experience where we create art by experimenting with pH shifting, understand the role of heat and pressure, chemical reactions happening on the surface of contact and other possibilities. Most importantly, one will understand how to document the process, learn by exchanging views and sharing feedback. 

Maximum Participants: 20

15 School Students

5 Adults

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Welding with found objects / Collaborative sculpture

The workshop will start with short exercises on visualizing in 3d (real life)- using everyday objects and talking about aesthetics in the 3d space. Then we will walk around Fort Kochi and find materials from the road, second hand stores and junk yards. Though the materials will be mostly metal, the participants can add other things that complement the sculpture. There will be a basic introduction to welding, where the participants will build the parts of the sculpture using the materials they have procured. The general subject of the sculptures will be about second lives and finding new meanings through these upcycled objects. This workshop will also be about making in collaboration, looking at the idea of ownership and collective creativity. 

In association with Forplay Society

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Welding with found objects / Collaborative sculpture

Curator: Vivek Chockalingam (Artist and curator)

The workshop will start with short exercises on visualizing in 3d (real life)- using everyday objects and talking about aesthetics in the 3d space. Then we will walk around Fort Kochi and find materials from the road, second hand stores and junk yards. Though the materials will be mostly metal, the participants can add other things that complement the sculpture. There will be a basic introduction to welding, where the participants will build the parts of the sculpture using the materials they have procured. The general subject of the sculptures will be about second lives and finding new meanings through these upcycled objects. This workshop will also be about making in collaboration, looking at the idea of ownership and collective creativity.

In association with Forplay Society

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Welding with found objects / Collaborative sculpture

Curator: Vivek Chockalingam (Artist and curator)

The workshop will start with short exercises on visualizing in 3d (real life)- using everyday objects and talking about aesthetics in the 3d space. Then we will walk around Fort Kochi and find materials from the road, second hand stores and junk yards. Though the materials will be mostly metal, the participants can add other things that complement the sculpture. There will be a basic introduction to welding, where the participants will build the parts of the sculpture using the materials they have procured. The general subject of the sculptures will be about second lives and finding new meanings through these upcycled objects. This workshop will also be about making in collaboration, looking at the idea of ownership and collective creativity.

In association with Forplay Society

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
9.30 AM – 5 PM
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Soldering and Circuit bending Workshop

Curator: Alwin Weber (Musician and Media Artist)

Soldering electronic instruments and noisemakers "CircuitCircle" - behind this synonym stands Dresden-based musician and media artist Alwin Weber. He has been offering his famous soldering workshops for more than 12 years - both regionally and internationally. Participants in the workshop use soldering techniques to create various electronic instruments and noisemakers. These small devices produce weird sounds and can be taken home. The soldering workshop is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. Kits and tools are available. 

Number of participants: 25

Time: 9.30 AM – 5 PM

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
9.30 AM – 5 PM
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Soldering and Circuit bending Workshop

Curator: Alwin Weber (Musician and Media Artist)

Soldering electronic instruments and noisemakers "CircuitCircle" - behind this synonym stands Dresden-based musician and media artist Alwin Weber. He has been offering his famous soldering workshops for more than 12 years - both regionally and internationally. Participants in the workshop use soldering techniques to create various electronic instruments and noisemakers. These small devices produce weird sounds and can be taken home. The soldering workshop is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. Kits and tools are available. 

Number of participants: 25

Time: 9.30 AM – 5 PM

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
9.30 AM – 5 PM
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Soldering and Circuit bending Workshop

Curator: Alwin Weber (Musician and Media Artist)

Soldering electronic instruments and noisemakers "CircuitCircle" - behind this synonym stands Dresden-based musician and media artist Alwin Weber. He has been offering his famous soldering workshops for more than 12 years - both regionally and internationally. Participants in the workshop use soldering techniques to create various electronic instruments and noisemakers. These small devices produce weird sounds and can be taken home. The soldering workshop is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. Kits and tools are available. 

Number of participants: 25

Time: 9.30 AM – 5 PM

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
9.30 AM – 5 PM
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood

Silk screen printing with Air Ink by Andreas Ullrich

Curator: Andreas Ullrich - Cross media artist/print maker, Germany

An artistic screen printing project, which includes the installation of a temporary screen printing workshop. The aim of the project is to use classical screen printing in combination with contemporary content for a project in public space. Textual as well as photographic models, which above all raise socio-cultural questions about social contexts and critically question them, will be exposed on screens and printed directly in public space. Overprints of poster surfaces, wall or glass surfaces, as well as specially produced canvases, wooden surfaces, etc. can be used. This kind of direct reference to the found underground transforms every public surface into an artistic starting point, inviting critical and aesthetic reflection. 

Number of participants: 15

Time : 9.30 AM– 5 PM

Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood

Time -
9.30 AM – 5 PM
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood

Silk screen printing with Air Ink by Andreas Ullrich

Curator: Andreas Ullrich - Cross media artist/print maker, Germany

An artistic screen printing project, which includes the installation of a temporary screen printing workshop. The aim of the project is to use classical screen printing in combination with contemporary content for a project in public space. Textual as well as photographic models, which above all raise socio-cultural questions about social contexts and critically question them, will be exposed on screens and printed directly in public space. Overprints of poster surfaces, wall or glass surfaces, as well as specially produced canvases, wooden surfaces, etc. can be used. This kind of direct reference to the found underground transforms every public surface into an artistic starting point, inviting critical and aesthetic reflection. 

Number of participants: 15

Time : 9.30 AM– 5 PM

Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood

Time -
9.30 AM – 5 PM
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood

Silk screen printing with Air Ink by Andreas Ullrich

Curator: Andreas Ullrich - Cross media artist/print maker, Germany

An artistic screen printing project, which includes the installation of a temporary screen printing workshop. The aim of the project is to use classical screen printing in combination with contemporary content for a project in public space. Textual as well as photographic models, which above all raise socio-cultural questions about social contexts and critically question them, will be exposed on screens and printed directly in public space. Overprints of poster surfaces, wall or glass surfaces, as well as specially produced canvases, wooden surfaces, etc. can be used. This kind of direct reference to the found underground transforms every public surface into an artistic starting point, inviting critical and aesthetic reflection. 

Number of participants: 15

Time : 9.30 AM– 5 PM

Art Room, Cabral Yard and the neighbourhood

Time -
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Changing the Game! - Reimagining Education

Curator: Manish Jain – Co-Founder of Shikshantar, Udaipur and Learning Societies Conference


Manish Jain is deeply committed to regenerating our diverse local knowledge systems, cultural imaginations and inter-cultural dialogue. Inspired by MK Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore,  Ivan Illich, his illiterate village grandmother, his unschooled daughter, indigenous communities and Jain spiritual philosophy, he is one of the leading planetary voices for reimagining education. He has served for the past 25 years as Chief Beaver-(ecosystems builder) of Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development based in Udaipur, India and is co-founder of some of the most innovative educational experiments in the world - the Swaraj University, the Jail University, Complexity University, Hunnarshala, Tribal-versity, Farmversity, the Creativity Adda, the Learning Societies Unconference, the Walkouts-Walk-on network, Udaipur as a Learning City, the Families Learning Together network, Berkana Exchange. He co-launched the global Ecoversities Alliance with 400+ members in 40 countries. He is a senior advisor to the Economics of Happiness network for localisation.  He and his wife Vidhi have been unschooling themselves with their 20 year old daughter, Kanku, in Udaipur, Rajasthan. 

  

Number of Participants: Open to anyone who is interested in 

Time: 5 hrs

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Changing the Game! - Reimagining Education

Curator: Manish Jain – Co-Founder of Shikshantar, Udaipur and Learning Societies Conference


Manish Jain is deeply committed to regenerating our diverse local knowledge systems, cultural imaginations and inter-cultural dialogue. Inspired by MK Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore,  Ivan Illich, his illiterate village grandmother, his unschooled daughter, indigenous communities and Jain spiritual philosophy, he is one of the leading planetary voices for reimagining education. He has served for the past 25 years as Chief Beaver-(ecosystems builder) of Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development based in Udaipur, India and is co-founder of some of the most innovative educational experiments in the world - the Swaraj University, the Jail University, Complexity University, Hunnarshala, Tribal-versity, Farmversity, the Creativity Adda, the Learning Societies Unconference, the Walkouts-Walk-on network, Udaipur as a Learning City, the Families Learning Together network, Berkana Exchange. He co-launched the global Ecoversities Alliance with 400+ members in 40 countries. He is a senior advisor to the Economics of Happiness network for localisation.  He and his wife Vidhi have been unschooling themselves with their 20 year old daughter, Kanku, in Udaipur, Rajasthan. 

  

Number of Participants: Open to anyone who is interested in 

Time: 5 hrs

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
Venue -

Looking at Art to Learn - A workshop for Teachers & Parents

Curator: Ruchira Das (Founder, Think Arts, Kolkata)

A workshop that introduces ways in which artworks can be integrated in the curriculum to enhance the learning experience of the student. It will discuss ways of creating art-engagements for children, in different spaces, and different contexts.

Drawing largely from experiences of the participants and challenges faced by them, the workshop will focus on aspects of learning through arts experiences while looking at education in a broader sense - beyond the confines of a school / home.

Maximum participants: 30

Duration: 3 hours with a 15 minute break

Language of instruction: English

Conducted by: ThinkArts

Time -
Venue -

സുതാര്യലോകം TRANSPARENT WORLD - Watercolour Painting Workshop ( Adults of any age )

Curator: Sunil D’Linus
Number of participants : 20 per day

Time -
Venue -

സുതാര്യലോകം TRANSPARENT WORLD - Watercolour Painting Workshop ( Children Standard 1- 10 )

Curator: Sunil D’Linus
Number of participants : 20 per day

Time -
Venue -
Art Room, Cabral Yard

Choolala വെറും ചൂലല്ല.


Lakshmi Menon

A workshop to create awareness on blindness and cleanliness

Broom Making – all are welcome to be part of this collective process of broom making using midrib of coconut leaves.

Traditional games using eerkkil/midrib of coconut leaf 

Number of participants: 20 

Category of people All age groups

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Art Room, Cabral Yard

Time -
8pm - 11pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Music of Muziris: Shashwat Bulusu

Time -
7pm to 8pm
Venue -
SB Co-Lab

Workshop & Performance Orlando by Julie Beauvais and Horace Lundd

Time -
6pm - 7pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Performance by Alok Vaid-Menon

Time -
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Artists' Cinema: 'Ek Jagah Apni' by the Ektara Collective followed by Let's Talk programme

Time -
6pm to 7pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Performance: YOUtopia: Seo Jungmin and ensemble

Time -
8:30 - 10:00
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Music of Muziris: Parimal Shais

Time -
6pm - 8pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Artists' Cinema: A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia (TBC)

Time -
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Artists' Cinema: Yeh Freedom Life! by Priya Sen followed by a conversation with Sarover Zaidi.

Time -
11:00 AM
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Artist Talk: Gabriela Loeffel with Zian Chen

Time -
6.15pm - 8pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Performance: 'URSONATE' by William Kentridge

Time -
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Venue -
Starts at Armaan Building

Students Biennale Walkthroughs led by SB Curators.

Time -
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Let's Talk Programme: Priya Sen and Zarina Muhammed in conversation with Jason Wee and Sandip Kuriakose

Time -
12pm - 1pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Musical & Poetry Recital with Orbita

Time -
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Student's Biennale: Unmaking a Format with Amshu Chukki, Saviya Lopes & Yogesh Barve, Afrah Shafiq, Anga Art Collective, Premjish Achari, Suvani Suri and Arushi Vats with Mario D'Souza and Ananthan Suresh

Time -
10:00 AM to 11 AM
Venue -
Kashi Art Cafe and Dutch Warehouse

Opening of the KBF Programmes and Exhibitions: Spectres and the Sea; Muziris and the Indian Ocean by Muziris Heritage Project curated by the Kochi Biennale Foundation

Time -
8pm-10pm
Venue -
Parade Ground

Music of Muziris Sithara’s Project Malabaricus

Time -
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Book Launch: 'Points of View : Defining Moment of Photography in India' and 'The Archival Gaze : A Timeline of Photography in India 1840s -2020' hosted by KNMA and panel discussion with Roobina Karode and Gayatri Sinha amongst other contributors.

Time -
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Book Launch 20th Century Indian Art by Art Alive Gallery followed by a panel discussion with Parul Dave Mukherji, Gayatri Sinha, Karin Zitzewitz, Rupika Chawla, Sunaina Anand moderated by Premjish Achari

Time -
4pm - 5pm
Venue -
Durbar Hall

"Opening of KBF Exhibitions Programme IDAM: Where being sprouts into language curated by Gigi Scaria, Jalaja PS, and Radha Gomathy"

Time -
3pm - 6pm
Venue -
Pepper House

Performance: Mujarad by Melati Suryodarmo

Time -
3pm to 4pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Issue Launch Take: Memory with Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Zuleikha Chaudhari, Anita Khemka and Imran Kokiloo moderated by Manuela Ciotti

Time -
6:30pm to 8pm
Venue -
TKM, David Hall, Kashi Townhouse, Dutch Warehouse

Opening of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022 'Invitations Programme'

Time -
4:30 to 6:00 PM
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Book Launch: ‘Citizen Gallery: The Gandhys of Chemould and the Birth of Modern Art in Bombay’

Time -
11am - 12pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Book Launch ‘Bani Abidi: The Artist Who’ followed by a conversation between Huma Mulji, Omar Kasmani, and Bani Abidi

Time -
8pm - 9pm
Venue -
"Dutch Warehouse, Ground Floor "

KBF Performance Arts Programme curated by HH Art Spaces and Nikhil Chopra

Time -
3:00 to 4:30 PM
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

KBF and White Review presents Dayanita Singh in conversation with Vikramaditya Sahai followed by a Poster launch and Poetry Reading by Shripad Sinnakar

Time -
2pm - 2:30pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Musical & Poetry Recital: Johannes Helden

Time -
11am - 1:00pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Artist Talk & Film Screening: URAMILI

Time -
7pm - 9pm
Venue -
Parade Ground

Performance: Theyyam

Time -
6pm - 7pm
Venue -
Parade Ground

Inauguration of the Fifth Edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale by the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan

Time -
4pm - 5pm
Venue -
TNQ KMB Pavilion at DLF Cabral Yard

Let's Talk: Recollections from a Biennale: A conversation between curators of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale from over the years.

Time -
3pm - 6pm
Venue -
Pepper House

Performance: Mujarad by Melati Suryodarmo

Time -
3pm - 4pm
Venue -
DLF Aspinwall House

Inauguration of the TNQ Kochi-Muziris Biennale Pavilion, Independent Publishing Fair and ABC Art Room

Time -
2.30pm - 3pm
Venue -
DLF Aspinwall House

Shubigi Rao Public Introduction

Time -
10am - 11.30am
Venue -
VKL Warehouse, followed by other venues

Opening of the Fifth Edition of Students’ Biennale

Time -
12pm - 1pm
Venue -
DLF Aspinwall House

Flag Hoisting Ceremony to inaugurate Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022