About Us

Pune Biennale Foundation is a Non-Government Not-for-Profit organization (a charitable company formed under section 8 of (Company’s Act) that works for bringing together art, architecture and design for enhancing visual aesthetics in public spaces.
The donations made to the foundation are eligible for deduction under section 80G & 12A of the income tax act.

The Foundation aims to contribute in making a name for Pune on the global scenario while providing opportunities for creating a platform for artists to critically engage with public art and public spaces besides promoting local talent. The main objectives of the foundation 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

Pune Biennale Foundation has Pune Biennale as its flagship activity – so far three editions of Pune Biennale have taken place; in 2013, 2015 and 2017 themed around “Celebrating Hills”, “Heritage- yours and mine”; and “Habit-Co-Habit” respectively. The 4th edition of Pune Biennale will take place in December 2019.

Pune Biennale Foundation also works on projects related to public art and public spaces. Some of the notable initiatives are Chaan-daar; Pune Speaking Walls; Pedestrianisation project at DP Road, Aundh; Smart Heritage in Smart City,

The Foundation has developed strong linkages with the local government agencies such as the Pune Municipal Corporation and NGOs that are eager to create change.

The Foundation is led by a very versatile group of Directors and relies on a diverse group of Advisors for its activities.