Pune Biennale Festival 2017

Board of Directors

Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam

President

You all know Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam and he does not need any formal introduction yet I would like to highlight that he has recently started the Pune International Sports Expo. In its first year itself this mega event has brought thousands of sport-enthusiast together under one umbrella in Pune. And as President of Pune Biennale Foundation, he wants to contribute to cultural development in the city.

Varsha Chordia

Vice President

Mrs. Varsha Chordia is Vice-President of Pune Biennale Foundation and as you all are aware she has a keen interest in social issues and a love for the arts. As Chairperson of various CSR activities carried out by Panchshil Realty, Mrs. Chordia has contributed immensely to the fields of education, health and hygiene, and medical welfare, by lending her name and being an active patron of the causes. For this city, we know her engagement with the much-acclaimed Shaniwarwada Music and Dance festival.

Dr. Kiran Shinde

Managing Director

Dr. Kiran A. Shinde is Principal at the Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture in Pune. Following his multidisciplinary background and diverse international experience of working with public agencies and in public spaces, he conceived and visualized Pune Biennale in 2012 as a movement to improve aesthetics in Pune. Since then, he has led the organisation of Pune Biennale in 2013 and 2015. For the last few years, he has been working with Pune Municipal Corporation on various public projects where the focus is on improving the urban situation in the city; his most recent project is the newly opened Pune Arts Plaza at the Bund Garden Bridge.

Ashwini Pethe

Jt. Managing Director

Ashwini Pethe is a professor at Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture. She is actively engaged with social trusts like Janaseva Foundation and professional bodies such as IIA, FEED and Constro. Being an urban designer she has been contributing to the city's public spaces in various ways. She was one of team members who designed Pune Arts Plaza at the Bund Garden Bridge. Most importantly she has groomed the movement of Pune Biennale, since its inception, in the capacity of convener and program director.

Sujata Dharap

Jt. Director

Sujata Dharap is a multifaceted artist who runs a foundation for promotion of arts. A well respected artist, she has had more than 25 solo and dual shows of her work in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Goa and Pune. She has been running the Creative Club, where she teaches art to children for the past 31 years. With participation in several group shows in India, Dubai and Chicago, she is well travelled and is inclined towards enhancing art education for children.

Indranil Garai

Jt. Director

Indranil runs IGA Studios which focuses on Art Consultation, Architectural Sculpture, and Landscape Pottery. With his unique venture of IGA Open Studio he conducts art workshops, camps and other events where art knowledge is shared and enhanced and opportunities are provided for common man to interact with eminent personalities in the field.

Lisa Pingale

Jt. Director

Lisa Pingaleruns an art gallery called The MonalisaKalagram. Apart from showcasing art, and promoting young upcoming artists, she holds traditional craft exhibitions, book releases, music events, photography shows and other cultural activities.She is an active member of the Pune International Centre and a member of their programs committee.

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Event Date - 5 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: "Search Within" (11.00 a.m)
2) Inauguration: Pune Biennale 2017 (5.00 p.m)

Event Date - 16 th Jan- 17

Identity and self (11.30 a.m)

Event Date - 27 th Jan- 17

Poetry at Sangam
Timing - 7.00 p.m
Venue - India House Art Gallery, Balewadi

Event Date - 20 th Jan- 17

Video presentations
Timing - 5.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

Event Date - 31 th December- 16

1) Public spaces

Event Date - 6 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: Moving art spaces (11.00 a.m)
2) Inauguration:Habit - co - Habit (1.30 p.m)
3) Inauguration: “Identity and Self” (6.30 p.m)
4) Inauguration:Vaishwik Art Environament (5.00 p.m)
5) Inauguration:Merawala Blue (6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 7 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: Young Expressions (10.30 a.m)
2) Inauguration: Not just a garden (12.30 p.m)
3) Talk: “Everyday Spaces” (2.30 pm – 4.30 pm)

Event Date - 8 th January- 17

1) Inauguration: “Art, Space and Props” (12.30 pm)
2) Talk: “Artistic Simulations” (11.00 am- 1.30 pm)
3) Inauguration: “Out of Shadows” (4.30 pm)
4) Inauguration: Indigo Routes” (7.0 pm)

Event Date - 9 th January- 17

1) Etching Workshop (10.30 a.m)

Event Date - 13 th January- 17

1) Video presentation:From Mobile Parikh center,Mumbai (5.00 pm to 6.00 p.m)

Event Date - 14 th January- 17

1) “Kriya” –painting workshop (10:00 am- 7:00 pm)
2) Talk:“Idiorrhythmy” (3:00 – 5:00 pm)
3) Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Awards (5.00 – 7.00pm)

Event Date - 15 th January- 17

1) Moving Pictures: Artists’ Films from the Film London Jarman Awards (5.00 – 7.00pm)

Event Date - 21 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Indian School of Polish Capitalism” by Janek Simon and Max Cegielski
Timing - 11.00 am to 12.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

2) Video presentations
Timing - 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

3) Talk:“Cosmic Sound & Cosmic Web”
Timing - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue - Yona friedman Canopy, Phule Museum, Shivaji Nagar

4) Movie and Discussion on " Laxma Gaud "
Timing - (4:00 pm)
Venue - Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery, Kothrud

Event Date - 22 nd January- 17

1) “Earth Matters” : Drawing Competition for Children
Timing - 5.00 pm
Venue - Sambhaji Park, Shivaji Nagar.

2) “Dance Your Way Thru’ Images, Haiku and Abhinaya!”
Timing - 5.00 pm

Venue - British Council Library, F.C Raod.

Event Date - 24 th January- 17

“Mix the Play”
Timing - 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Venue - British Council Library, F.C Road.

Event Date - 28 th January- 17

1) Talk: “Pune. Arrival City”
Timing - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue - Yona friedman Canopy, Phule Museum, Shivaji Nagar

2) Award Distribution: Children Drawing competition
Timing - 6 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road

Event Date - 29 th January- 17

Closing Ceremony
Timing - 5.30 pm
Venue - Nehru Cultural centre,Auditorium Ghole road