Aspinwall House, a site used for the 2014 edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Photo: Jyothish Sebastian.

First Artists Announced for Upcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale

The first participating artists have been announced for the upcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale, which will open on December 12, 2018 and run until March 29, 2019. The artist Anita Dube is curating the show, which will take place at a number of venues in the city of Kochi in Kerala, South India.

“My earliest intuitive vision for this edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale to explore the possibilities for a non-alienated life has remained with me,” said Dube. “The need to listen, think, and learn with each other, particularly voices from the margins—of women, of the queer community, the oppressed castes, the whispers and signs of nature—with a spirit of freedom and comradeship is vital. In both the exhibition and the carefully designed interactive spaces, I hope the incredible range of exhibiting artists and visitors will become active participants and co-producers of the Biennale as a knowledge laboratory.”

Exhibiting artists for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 include:

Rina Banerjee (India)

Tania Bruguera (Cuba)

Vivian Caccuri (Brazil)

Vipin Dhanurdharan (India)

Song Dong (China)

Heri Dono (Indonesia)

Ines Doujak & John Barker (Austria + UK)

Marlene Dumas (Netherlands)


Guerrilla Girls (USA)

Shilpa Gupta (India)

Sunil Gupta & Charan Singh (India)

Rana Hamadeh (Lebanon)

Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland)

EB Itso (Denmark)

Jitish Kallat (India)

William Kentridge (South Africa)

Goshka Macuga (Poland)

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (India/US)

Aernout Mik (Netherlands)

Santu Mofokeng (South Africa) 

Shirin Neshat (Iran) 

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (Vietnam)

Prabhakar Pachpute (India)

Madhvi Parekh (India)

Walid Raad (Lebanon)

Shubigi Rao (India)

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand)

PR Satheesh (India)

Nilima Sheikh (India)

Pangrok Sulap (Malaysia)

B.V. Suresh (India)

Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroon)

Sue Williamson (South Africa)

Akram Zaatari (Lebanon)