Artist and independent curator Bose Krishnamachari lives and works between Mumbai and Kochi. His diverse artistic and curatorial practice includes contemporary art, design and sciences.
Bose Krishnamachari has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions including 'Bombay Maximum City’, ‘Lille 3000’, France, curated by Caroline Naphegyi (2006), ‘The Shape That Is’, Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore (2006), Indian Art at the Swarovski ‘Crystal World, Innsbruck, Austria (2007), ‘Gateway Bombay’ at the Peabody Essex Museum (2007), ‘India Art Now’: Spazio Oberdan, Milan (2007), ‘Indian Highway’ at the Serpentine Gallery (2009), the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Norway (2009), the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010), the Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, the Fondazione MAXXI, Rome, 2011 and the ARTZUID Amsterdam-2011, the travelling project, LaVA
(Laboratory of Audio Visual Arts)-2007-2011 and ‘The Mirror Sees Best in the Dark’ at Emami Art Gallery, Kolkata-2019/20. His curatorial projects include the seminal exhibition ‘Bombayx17 at Kashi Art Gallery, Mattancherry-2004, ‘The Bombay Boys’, New Delhi-2004,
‘Double?Enders,’ A travelling show - Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi-2005, ‘KaaM’, Aicon Gallery, New York -2005, ‘The ‘MaaRKERS’, Bodhi Art, Mumbai-2006, ‘SPY’ Museum Art Gallery, (organized by The Guild Art Gallery), Mumbai, ‘Soft Spoken’, NCPA, (organized by Bombay Art Gallery), Mumbai, ‘AF-FAIR," 1X1 Contemporary and 1X1 Gallery, Dubai-2008. Guest curator of the Indian pavilion, ARCO?Madrid-2009. In 2009,
Curated ‘Platform’, India Pavilion at ‘ Art Stage, Singapore-2014. Krishnamachari created Gallery BMB in South Mumbai with a vision to bring the best national and international art to India. ‘ Her Work is Never Done’, 26 young Indian women artists at Gallery BMB-2010.
He is the co-founder of the Kochi Biennale Foundation and founding President. He was Artistic Director and Co-Curator of India’s first Biennale – The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, Director of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020. Bose Krishnamachari
curated ‘For an Image, Faster than Light’, first edition of the Yinchuan Biennale in Yinchuan, MOCA, China-2016. He is the curator of ‘Lokame Tharavadu’, a global contemporary art survey exhibition that features the works of Kerala artists from all around the world. He was
a columnist, ‘Everyone is a Camera’ for The Week magazine for 3 years. He is the recipient of numerous national and international fellowships and awards, and has also sat on a number of juries for international and national institutional curatorial and artist awards. Bose
is known for his patronage towards young Indian artists and is also an educator. His current areas of interest are the intersections of art, design, science and technology.
Bose Krishnamachari was born in 1963 at Magattukara village near Angamaly, Kerala. He had done his early schooling at GHSS Puliyanam. He took his BFA from Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai in (1991), and then completed his MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London in(2000).
Mid America Arts Alliance Award in 1996
The Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 1999
The Kerala Alit Kala Academy Award in 1985
Felicitated with the Lifetime Fellow of Kerala Lalit Kala Academy in 2009.