British Council Announces line-up of UK Artists for KMB 2016


Kochi: To promote cultural partnership and creative connections, the British Council has announced a line-up of eight celebrated artists from the UK at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Continuing its association with this landmark event, now in its third edition, the British Council is delighted to welcome Hanna Tuulikki, Charles Avery, Jonathan Owen and Rachel Maclean (Scotland) and Nicola Durvasula, John Tilbury, Naiza Khan and Mikhail Karikis from England who will exhibit their artworks at the Biennale.

This is an outcome of the Biennale curator and director’s visits to the Edinburgh Art Festival and the Turner Prize in Glasgow in 2015.

Alan Gemmell, Director, British Council of India, said, “The third Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an incredible success. This is my first time here and I’m thrilled eight great UK artists are representing Scotland and England in Kochi. We believe there’s a special role for contemporary art and new and emerging artists in particular to tell new stories about Britain in India and for Biennales like Kochi to tell new stories about India around the world.’’

Amanda Catto, Head of Visual Arts, Creative Scotland said, “It is hugely exciting to be at this wonderful Biennale. Our artists from Scotland are very much looking forward to this incredible opportunity to showcase their work in this amazing setting. They are keen to receive audience feedback and interact with artists from India and other parts of the world, in this great cultural melting pot. We wish the Biennale all success.’’