Date of Award


Document Type

MA Project - Open Access

Project Type

MA Project - Business Plan

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art Business

First Advisor

Stephan Pascher


The Kolkata Biennial Foundation project is a blueprint to establish a biennial in the city of Kolkata, India. With the proliferation of the biennial format since the 1990’s there are currently 250 active biennials that occur every year. The project is a study of finding the feasibility of the hosting a biennial and various costs and funds required to realize this dream. With the contemporary art infrastructure in India still in its adolescence, the foundation will become the catalyst in improving the current scenario of artistic progression in the country and the region and provide the foundation blocks for the future generations to build upon and escape from under the shadow of the western art world. Apart from hosting an art biennial the foundation will delve into other activities to provide an impetus to the overall development and welfare of the society.