Kochi- Muziris Biennale

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is India's first biennale for contemporary art, being held in Kochi, Kerala.

There have been two editions so far, and the next edition is slated to be held in December 2016, which will be curated by artist Sudarshan Shetty

The exhibition is set in spaces across Kochi, the Muziris region and surrounding islands. There will be shows in existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures. Indian and international artists will exhibit artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art. Through the celebration of contemporary art from around the world, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the historic cosmopolitan legacy of the modern metropolis of Kochi, and its mythical predecessor, the ancient port of Muziris.

Alongside the exhibition, the Biennale will offer a rich programme of talks, seminars, screenings, music, workshops and educational activities for school children and students of all ages.

For the 2016 season of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the British Council will announce its line-up of artsists and speakers later in the year. For the 2014 season, the British Council supported the visits of four artists from the UK – Hew Locke, Mark Wallinger, Martin Creed and Mona Hatoum. 

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