Pune Biennale Foundation is a Non-Government Not-for-Profit organization that works for bringing together art, architecture and design for enhancing visual aesthetics in public spaces. 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.
Pune Biennale Foundation has Pune Biennale as its flagship activity – so far three editions of Pune Biennalle have taken place; in 2013, 2015 and 2017 themed around “Celebrating Hills”, “Heritage- yours and mine”; and “Identity and Self”. The most recent one in 2017 was curated by Zasha Colah and Luca Cerizza. It 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.
Pune Biennale Foundation has been working on several public art and public spaces related projects including the Chaan-daar project of placemaking in slum settlements; Pune Speaking Walls; Pedestrianisation project at DP Road, Aundh; Smart Heritage in Smart City etc
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 main objectives of the foundation are: