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2 Indian artists named in “Power 100” of contemporary art world

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The London-based publication’s latest issue features Renowned artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, who are the co-founders of India’s only biennale, have been ranked among the top 100 most influential people in contemporary art world by leading British magazine ArtReview.

  • Their name has been marked in list of “Power 100” for their contribution to contemporary art by organising the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB).

2 Indian artists named in “Power 100” of contemporary art worldAbout Bose Krishnamachari
Bose Krishnamachari is Kerala born internationally acclaimed Malayali painter and Artist-Curator based in Mumbai who have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

  • His work comprises vivid abstract paintings, figurative drawings, sculpture, photography, multimedia installations and architecture.
  • He was honoured with Life Time Fellowship Award– Kerala Lalita Kala Academy.
  • He is also a recipient of British Council travel award in 1993 and Mid America Arts Alliance Award (1996) and Chales Wallace India Trust Award (1999–2000).

About Riyas Komu
Riyas Komu is also Kerala born Indian artist and sculptor. He did Bachelors in Fine Arts & Masters in Fine Arts from Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai. His work was conferred with the following awards:

  • K. Hebbar Foundation Society Scholarship 1997 to 1999
  • Bombay Art Society Award 1996
  • Maharashtra State Art Prize 1995
  • “Critic’s Choice” at NGMA 1999

About ArtReview
ArtReview regularly compiles an annual list of 100 people in recognition of their contribution to contemporary art. The “Power 100” list is one of the most established rankings in the art world featuring artists, curators, directors of museums, art foundations and art fairs, collectors and patrons of art. In 2015 the list was compiled by a 16-member international jury.