FICA collaborated with Kochi Biennale Foundation to initiate The Students' Biennale in the 2014 edition of the Kochi Muziris Biennale. The Student’s Biennale was conceived as part of Kochi Biennale Foundation’s ‘Higher Education Programme’.

The Students Biennale is an initiative to bring together works of art students from across the country under one roof, and sought to present a survey of the diversity of styles and pedagogic traditions current in India’s art education system. It has aimed to create an alternative platform for students from Government-run art colleges in India to reflect upon their art practices and exhibit their works to a global audience.

The exhibition was curated by a team of 15 young curators who worked along with a dedicated advisory committee of leading artists, art thinkers and educators. The curators worked directly with BFA and MFA students to understand their work, and were involved in the selection, and later the presentation of works for the exhibition. The Student’s Biennale is running parallel to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 and will be open till 29 March 2015 at Mohammed Ali Warehouse, Mattanchery.