Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016:
Forming in the Pupil of an Eye

12 Dec 2016 — 29 Mar 2017

AES+F, Inverso Mundus, Still #1-20, 2015. Courtesy of the artists, MAMM and Triumph Gallery. © AES+F | Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

Forming in the pupil of an eye

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Forming in the Pupil of an Eye


12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017 

The third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, titled “Forming in the Pupil of an Eye”, runs from December 12, 2016 until March 29, 2017 and it’s curated by Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty who’s long recognized for his enigmatic sculptural installations. In his words: “The Kochi-Muziris Biennale creates a space for cross-cultural interactions—something that is a fundamental aspect of Kochi’s historical and mythical identity—and can also be viewed as a means of connecting the past and the present, without looking at them in binaries. It is important that we look at this biennale as part of that larger flow that comes down as a great waterfall to the present and flows through our... Read More
Sudarshan Shetty
Anamika Haksar. Courtesy of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016.

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Participating Artists in Sudarshan’s Curatorial Project


12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017 

“… KMB is a people’s biennale, and that makes it special.” Those are the words of Sudarshan Shetty, the declared curator of the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale by the Minister for Culture, KC Joseph at an event in the State capital Thiruvananthapuram... Read More

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Artists


12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017 

This year the show features 98 artists a third of which reside in India. The curatorial approach started a reflection about the different forms and artistic practices; therefore Sudarshan Shetty decided to select very different categories of artists from... Read More
Courtesy of Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Students’ Biennale


12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017 

The Students’ Biennale is a project developed by the Kochi Biennale Foundation, in collaboration with the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and the Foundation for Indian Art and Education (FIAE). It is a platform led by 15 young curators... Read More
Aspinwall. Courtesy of Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Venues


12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017 

As the past editions of Kochi-Muziris Biennale also this year it takes place in different locations, heritage properties, public spaces, and galleries in Fort Kochi and Ernakulam. Kottapuram Fort, part of the Kerala Tourism Department’s Tourism Heritage... Read More

Collateral Events

Vivan Sundaram, Black Gold, first Kochi Biennale

‘terraoptics’, 2016

Artry Gallery, KB Jacob Road, Fort Kochi
14/12/2016 - 10/02/2017

Ashish Thakur, Illumination

Axis of Secret Histories / All this comes back

Door No – 7/29
12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017

Vikram Devicha, Alserkal Avenue

Binary States, India – UAE

The Greenix, Fort Kochi
12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017

3-D printing, Anabelle Maria VIEGAS, Bartlett, digital fabrication, Maj PLEMENITAS, the bartlett, Ulrika Karlsson, Yiwei LI, Yunchao TANG

The Urban Bi-spectacle

Yousuf Art Gallery, Door#6/9
12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017

Kashi Gallery

Happy Medium

Cabral Yard Compound
12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017

Karen Knorr, India Song

India Song

Passage Malabar
13/12/2016 - 29/03/2017

Gunjan Gupta

Kissa Kursi Ka – The Story of the Indian Chair

Heritage Arts
12/12/2016 - 29/03/2017


Pond Near the Field

Visual Arts Centre, Kerala Museum, Madhavan Nayar Foundation, Pathadipalam, Edappally, Ernakulam
11/12/2016 - 29/03/2017

Meydad Eliyahu

Artist: the Public Intellectual

Town House, Quiros Street, Fort Kochi
13/12/2016 - 29/03/2017

Gabriela Garcia-Luna, On the way to Newfoundland, 2011

Landscapes and Silence

Town House, Quiros Street, Fort Kochi
13/12/2016 - 29/03/2017

Cochin Club, Vasco Da Gama Square

The Current Convening #2

Cochin Club, Vasco Da Gama Square
13/12/2016 - 15/12/2016

Gallery OED Cochin

Abstract Chronicles

Gallery OED Cochin
10/12/2016 - 24/01/2017