Pune Biennale Festival 2017


Welcome to the third edition of the Pune Biennale, a vibrant art festival that is making its presence felt on the international art map. It promises to be a spectacular event in the public art domain, re-imagining spaces for creative expression in the city, thereby making art more accessible, and offering a platform for artists to engage with the city's population.

Pune Biennale 2017 invites you to get enriched with Habit Co Habit curated by Zasha Colah and Luca Cerizza and showcasing international artists in Pune's landmark locations like Pataleshwar Caves, Balgandharva, Z-Bridge, Jungli Maharaj Temple, PES Modern High School, Sambhaji park.

Come engage in our Participatory Projects involving all sections of society and being housed in major art galleries and parks like Empress Garden as well as moving spaces created especially for this art event in the city.

Block the dates 5th to 29th January 2017 - and get ready to embrace the city's creativity while connecting with great artists and thinkers from across India and abroad - in a not-to-be-missed celebration of design, architecture, performance, installation art and much more!


Flagship exhibition project of the Pune Biennale 2017

The exhibition Habit-co-Habit aims to present different forms in which artists reflect on topics such as migration, cohabitation, adaptation, and assimilation.

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Zasha Colah

Zasha Colah (Mumbai, 1982) is an art historian and curator. She co-founded the curatorial collaboratives and union of artists, Clark House in Bombay (2010), and Blackrice in Tuensang (2007-08).

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Luca Cerizza

Luca Cerizza (Milan, 1969) is a curator and writer, currently based in Berlin and Mumbai. His most recent curatorial projects include: 'Tomas Saraceno: Cosmic Jive' (Museo di Villa Croce).

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Artists (2015)


Other varied projects of Pune Biennale 2017

Pune Biennale Foundation strives towards broadening participation of people from different walks of life and diverse expressions of art in developing aesthetic sensibilities in our society.

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Inclusive Art (with specially-abled)

This invitation to explore modes of creativity and expression through different abilities will engage with specially-abled children, artists and institutes working with them.

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Young Expressions: Student Projects

By bringing forth exploratory artworks from their institutions, students of various Indian art schools will engage in a dialogue, thereby developing an unusual critique of contemporary Indian art.

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Not Just A Garden

Our very own 'lungs of Pune' - The Sambhaji Park - will host a series of artworks and installations,

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Moving Art Spaces

What constitutes an art space? Galleries? Auditoriums? Parks?

How about an art space which moves and allows you to move through it?

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My City/My Art

A city is no more than its people. If people are to express themselves publicly, a city needs public and participatory artistic expressions.

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Pune Biennale 2017 brings to you a sheer treat for 15 days where local artists will showcase their cutting edge work based on the theme "Identity and Self".

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Artists (2017)


Feb, 2016

Save the dates, plan your visits.

Starting from September 2016 with some precursor events, leading up to the main festival in January 2017, the Pune Biennale calendar is packed with exciting projects & programmes.

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Pune Biennale is important for it brings together people around art, nature and environment.


Christopher Benninger, highly awarded architect-planner

Pune Biennale is a great step towards visual enlightenment of Pune.


Subodh Kerkar, internationally acclaimed artist; and Chief Guest at closing ceremony of Pune Biennale 2015

Pune Biennale provides a platform to the citizens to showcase their talent in art in this city.


Dattatraya Dhankavade, Ex-Mayor at the inauguration of Pune Biennale 2015

24th September- 16
  • - A dialogue with Prabhakar Kolte
15th October- 16
  • - Sudarshan Shetty: Installation art
26th November- 16
  • - Contemporary art by Abhay Sardesai, Art India
17th December- 16
  • - Ideas churning by Pooja Sood from Khoj international
January- 17
  • - Pune Biennale 2017 opens on 5th January 2017