Kochi Biennale Foundation
A non-profit charitable trust engaged in promoting art and culture across India
About Kochi Biennale Foundation
The Kochi Biennale Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust engaged in promoting art and culture across India. Among its primary activities is the helming of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Founded in 2010 by artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, the Kochi Biennale Foundation is also engaged in the conservation of heritage properties and monuments and the upliftment of traditional forms of art and culture. Important verticals of the foundation include the Students’ Biennale, the Art By Children (ABC) programme, and the Art + Medicine programme. The Students’ Biennale is an exhibitory platform that runs parallel to the Kochi Muziris Biennale.
The foundation reaches out to art schools across south Asia, encouraging fine arts students to reflect on their practice and exhibit on an international stage. Art By Children (ABC) is a programme that runs research-driven art education interventions for children, art educators, and communities at large to nurture the potential of the youngest members of society in order to develop their creative capacities. Art + Medicine focuses on the idea of using music to provide solace to patients undergoing treatment at local hospitals, breaking the often clinical nature of the environment and fostering healing and communal solidarity.
See the complete list of festival organisers here.