Riyas Komu is an artist and curator working towards developing and strengthening the art ecosystem, art infrastructure and art education in India. He co-founded Kochi Biennale Foundation and co-curated India’s first Biennale, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012. He has been the Director of Programmes of the Kochi Biennale Foundation since its inception and developed several programmes including the Students’ Biennale, Art By Children or ABC, Artists’ Cinema and History Now. He curated the inaugural edition of Young Subcontinent at the Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa in 2016.In 2007, he was one of two artists from India to be selected by curator Robert Storr for the 52nd Venice Biennale, and was part of the Iran pavilion at Venice Biennale 2015. His works have been exhibited several international festivals.