Kochi Biennale opens a window to the UK’s Hayward Gallery

As the fifth version of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale prepares to open in December 2022, the basis has additionally introduced that one participant from South Asia will get a probability of getting a solo exhibition at the Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space in the UK.
“It is prestigious to be chosen by the curator for participation in the biennale, and this shall be an extra alternative that it’ll current to the contributors from South Asia,” says Bose Krishnamachari, president, Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF).

To be introduced by the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation together with KMB, representatives from each organisations shall be a part of a choice committee that may resolve the winner, which may also embrace members of Hayward Gallery’s curatorial crew and its Director, Ralph Rugoff. Artists shortlisted for the DBF-KMB Award mustn’t have had any prior solo exhibitions in the UK’s public establishments.
“At a second in historical past that calls for elevated worldwide collaboration, this type of cultural trade is totally important to serving to us higher perceive the cogent points that our colleagues in South Asia are exploring,” states Hayward Gallery Director, Ralph Rugoff, in a press assertion. During the interim interval between two biennales, the Hayward Gallery may also host a public programme titled “The Durjoy Bangladesh Lecture Series.”

The announcement precedes a collection of different initiatives being deliberate by the KBF. It contains new worldwide partnerships, a new iteration for the Students’ Biennale, Art by Children (ABC) training programmes, new crew members, trustees and new exhibition bulletins.
To be held from December 2022 to April 2023, the Biennale titled ‘In Our Veins Flow Ink and Fire’, shall be curated by Singapore-based artist Shubigi Rao.
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