About Us

Pune Biennale Foundation is an organization established to bring together art, architecture and design for enhancing visual aesthetics in Pune. The Foundation will work towards positioning Pune on the global art scenario by promoting local talent and creating a platform for artists to critically engage with public art and public spaces.

Our flagship exhibition, Habit-co-Habit, curated by Zasha Colah and Luca Cerizza, explored various modes of cohabitation and social habits to host a reflection on the potentialities, repercussions and consequences of such a movement of people, and of the process of modernisation and urban development.

Since the end of Pune Biennale 2017, the Foundation has been working on several projects, such as Pune Speaking Walls, DP Road Project, Smart Heritage in Smart City, etc.

Our main objectives are to provide an open platform for professionals related to art, design, architecture, and other cultural activities to exchange ideas regarding cultural development of the city, to establish contact between art related organizations and facilitate the exchange of information, experiences and expertise within a global network of similar organizations, to develop and implement the highest standards of art and cultural production, to support interdisciplinary research and production of knowledge related to contemporary art and exhibitions around the world and to diffuse knowledge and promote public awareness of different forms of art and celebrating their diversity.


Chaan Daar

Pune Biennale Foundation launched an ambitious project of upliftment of public spaces in slums and settlements on the 17th December 2017 at the hands of Mr. Jackie Shroff. This is a year long venture of aesthetic interventions in public areas of a slum settlement to make better living spaces. Follow us to know more about our community art project!

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Smart Heritage in Smart City

The workshop conducted by Pune Biennale Foundation, INTACH Heritage Academy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, BV College of Architecture and Dr. B.N. College of Architectue on the 28th – 30th August 2017.

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Lighthouse Project

Pune Biennale Foundation adds aesthetic value to a public building - Lighthouse, Pune with Nilesh Artist and his team. More than 16000 sqft, 6 floors high, a humongous effort to convert an old bus depot building into a piece of art!

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DP Road Project

As a part of In-City Aesthetic Interventions, Pune Biennale Foundation located artworks, which were created under Sculptures from Junk Project during PB 2017, on the DP road in June 2017.

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Aravani Art Project

On the 19th – 21st of May artists from Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai with the Aravani Art Project in collaboration with the Transgender community of Pune painted walls in a public space to raise awareness and create a place for a discourse.

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Yerwada Mural: Song of the City

In January 2017, PBF along with Harshvardhan Kadam painted India's largest artwork at the historical Yerwada prison wall in Pune.

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Pune Biennale 2017 360˚ Online Tour

If you weren’t lucky enough to see the exhibition, this is your chance to experience it online. Visit the Biennale’s selected exhibition rooms and spaces. You can explore it on your desktop, tablet or smartphone using just your internet browser.


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