Together Shwetal Patel (founding officer of Kochi Biennale), Bose Krishnamachari shared his thoughts about the “gaps” between biennales and art fairs, emerging and established biennales, artistic practices from the West and the East, artists and curators.

About Bose Krishnamachari:

IMG_2505Artist and independent curator, Bose Krishnamachari’s diverse artistic and curatorial practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, design, installation and architecture.

Bose Krishnamachari has exhibited in several important solo and group exhibitions including ‘ »Bombay Maximum City », Lille 3000, Lille, curated by Caroline Naphegyi-2006, « The Shape That Is, » Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore-2006, Indian Art at the Swarovski ‘Crystal World, Innsbruck, Austria-2007, ‘Gateway Bombay’ at the Peabody Essex Museum-2007, India Art Now: Spazio Oberdan, Milan-2007, ‘Indian Highway’ at the Serpentine Gallery2009, the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Norway-2009, the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark-2010, the Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, the Fondazione MAXXI, Rome-2011, and the ARTZUID Amsterdam-2011. His curatorial projects include the seminal exhibition ‘The Bombay Boys’, New Delhi-2004, ‘DoubleEnders,’ A travelling show – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi-2005, « AF-FAIR, » 1X1 Contemporary and 1X1 Gallery, Dubai-2008, guest curator at the Indian pavilion of ARCOMadrid-2009, and the travelling project, LaVA (Laboratory of Audio Visual Arts)-2007-2011. In 2009, Krishnamachari created Gallery BMB in South Mumbai with a vision to bring the best national and international art to India.

He was Artistic Director and Co-Curator of India’s first Biennale – The Kochi‑Muziris Biennale 2012, Director of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 and 2016, and is President of the Kochi Biennale Foundation. More info:

In 2016, Bose Krishnamachari curated For an Image, Faster than Light, first edition of the Yinchuan Biennale in Yinchuan, China which showed the work of 74 artists from 33 countries in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan.

to read : The Kochi Muziris Biennale has established itself as one of the best in the world says Glenn D. Lowry, Director of MoMA


– Portrait of Bose Krishnamachari –
mayalalam in the pupil of Bose's Eye

In the pupil of Bose’s Eye 

Coconut shell, Abstract Acrylics SENNELIER,  Faber-Castell pencils, coarse sea salt , wool, printable paper, wood        by CharLes © 2017

Diana tentatives La Havane Key West









« Never give up on your Dreams » by Obama on Diana Nyad ‘s performance.

on music « Delta » by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia


« Those Who Go »  by SATCHIDANANDAN  (Translated from Malayalam by the poet)

Let them go who want to;
turn your eyes towards
those who remain.
Look into the mirror:
An angel looks at you
from within, whispering to you
in your own voice:
Don’t give up, live.
Listen to silence:
It is an uproar, a cascade
like your beloved
bursting into laughter
stroking her hair backward,
the dance of leaves,
the wind’s anklet,
the song of survivors
from beyond the river,
the new year arriving
with a round of applause,
flowers dangling from her ears.

There is no yesterday,
nor tomorrow; only the doors
of today opening to the sky.
And smells of wet hay, boiling paddy,
rain-washed earth, elanji flowers,
arecanuts in bloom, cardamom,
serpent’s eggs, the mysterious
secretions of trees and men.

I will not sleep tonight,
nor will I let you.


extraits du Salon:

At the beginning, people were really Skeptical about the Biennale


The Location plays an important role in the Biennale


When I look at art world, I look at everything Literally


As artist, when did you start to Curate?


CharLes by CharLes


by CharLes


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