STUDENTS’ BIENNALE 2018 | ABOUT
The third edition of Students’ Biennale (SB), a Higher Education initiative of Kochi Biennale Foundation, in partnership with FICA and FIAE, took place in December 2018 at Kochi.
SB 2018 involved a multilateral approach, featuring an exhibition, an expanded education forum, and field-based research on the condition of art education as it stands, leading up to an international conference to bring together pedagogues and artists to discuss the changing scope of art education in the 21st century.
The Exhibition Platform is led by a team of six curators and is driven through an open call for applications from art students to activate ideas around ‘Making as Thinking’. SB provides a production support for selected projects and artworks by Indian students. It will also expand its scope to include participation of students from other SAARC countries, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.
The Expanded Education Programme is the other key initiative of SB. Facilitated by Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), it is envisioned as a series of engagements with students and teachers to identify existing frameworks of learning across art colleges in India, and to imagine new directions in pedagogical practices within and around these institutions.
FICA is proud to continue its association with KBF on this national level platform. For more information on earlier editions click here.
For more information on the Students’ Biennale, click here.