Kochi Muziris Biennale has announced the dates of its fifth edition. The Biennale was originally scheduled to take place in December 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. The Biennale will now take place from December 12, 2022, until April 10, 2023.
It will be curated by Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao and titled In Our Veins Flow Ink and Fire. The exhibition will bring together 80 artists and collectives with over 45 new commissions.
The Biennale, this time around has joined hands with the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation and the Hayward Gallery to promote South Asian artists. They have announced the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation/Kochi-Muziris Biennale (DBF-KMB) Award—a new, multi-year exhibition and lecture programme.
The first list of artists for the Biennale was announced in July. It includes Ali Cherri (Beirut and Paris), Arpita Singh (New Delhi), Cecilia Vicuña (New York City and Santiago), Colectivo Ayllu / Migrantes Transgresorxs (Alex Aguirre Sánchez, Leticia/Kimy Rojas, Francisco Godoy Vega, Yos Piña Narváez) (Madrid), DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) (Palestine), Dáiddadállu (represented by Maret Anne Sara, Hilde Skancke Pedersen, Elle Márjá Eira, (Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino), Gabriele Goliath (Johannesburg), Iman Issa (Berlin), Joan Jonas (New York City), Martta Tuomaala (Helsinki), Melati Suryodarmo (Gross Gleidingen and Surakarta) and Mithra Kamalam (Baroda) among many others.
This edition marks ten years of the Biennale.