An iconoclast and protagonist of our time, Bose Krishnamachari is known for promoting the emerging young talent of the next generation. He studied at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, and then completed his Masters in Visual Art Theory and Practice from Goldsmiths College, University of London. An internationally renowned artist and curator of contemporary art, he is also a gallerist (Gallery BMB, Mumbai) and an art collector. He has been a recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Mid America Arts Alliance Award in 1996, the Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 1999 and the Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi Award in 1985 and felicitated in 2009 with the Lifetime Fellow of Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi.
Bose is also the Artistic Director and Co-Curator of India’s first Biennale – The Kochi‑Muziris Biennale 2012, Director of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 and President of the Kochi Biennale Foundation.
He has held solo exhibitions in India, UK, Europe, UAE and the US and has curated numerous shows over the years, highlights of which include the seminal exhibition The Bombay Boys (2004), and the traveling project, Double-Enders (2005). Bose has also been guest curator of the Indian Pavilion of ARCO-’09, Madrid.