The Kochi-Muziris Biennale announces its third edition. The Biennale, which will run for 108 days, from December 12, 2016 till March 29, 2017. It is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. This is the largest art event held in the country as well. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an initiative of the Kochi-Biennale Foundation with support from the Government of Kerala. The exhibition is set in different places across Kochi, Muziris and surrounding islands with shows being held in existing galleries, halls and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and unused structures.
The Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) was founded in 2010 by artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu. The Kochi Biennale Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust engaged in promoting art & culture and educational activities in India; KBF works around the year to strengthen contemporary art infrastructure and to broaden public access to art across India. KBF is also engaged in the conservation of heritage properties and the upliftment of traditional forms of art and culture.
The First Kochi-Muziris Biennale began on 12 December 2012. Initially participating as an artist in the 2012 edition, one of the country’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Sudarshan Shetty, is now curator of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016.