The founders of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) honoured with Good Homes 2015 Award for ‘Contribution to art’


Renowned artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, of the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) were presented the prestigious Good Homes 2015 award in recognition of their Contribution to Art. The duo, co-founders of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), received the award —billed as the “the gold standard in design” — for championing a sustainable approach to art.

It was the third edition of the annual Good Homes Awards, which honours achievers from the design and decor fraternity. The function was held this week in Mumbai.

Along with the KMB, the biggest art platform in the South Asian region, the KBF, with Krishnamachari as President and Komu as Secretary, also runs several art and cultural education programmes. These outreach platforms work with schools and colleges to fill gaps in institutional art education.

“The award is an honour not just for us, but for all the supporters of KMB,” said Bose. “An enthusiastic public and those working behind the scenes have been making it an ever grander success with each edition.” Komu noted that the KMB has proven itself a sustainable platform for the facilitation of artistic discourse and promotion of artistic talents in India.

Bose’s oeuvre includes drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, design, installation and architecture. His works have shaped the direction of contemporary Indian art. He has exhibited in several important solo and group exhibitions and undertaken several curatorial projects.

Komu is a multimedia artist and activist working towards developing India’s art infrastructure. His critically-acclaimed political works have been exhibited extensively in India and abroad, including several key works on Kerala’s political and cultural history.

The third edition of the KMB will begin December 12, 2016, curated by artist Sudarshan Shetty.

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