Kashi Art Gallery is an Old Dutch house converted by Anoop Scaria and Dorrie Younger, started in 1977 with an exhibition by Mr.C V Ramesh. It is a space which facilitates the discourse between art, artists, and its audience.
Over the last 12 years, the Gallery has been conserved by people passionate about arts. The gallery has held some of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in Kochi, showcasing the work of artists such as NN Rimzon, Sosa Joseph, Zakkir Hussein, Valsan Koorma Kolleri and Anant Joshi.
Kashi Art Gallery and Café has eventually become the hub of Kochi’s contemporary art scene and the most popular hangout in the area for young locals and tourists.
In 2012 Edgar Pinto took ownership and worked with restoration architect Karl Damschen and designer Marc Delrome, to renovate the property whilst keeping heritage status intact, including the menu. The café contains a permanent collection of artworks by the likes of Christina Mamakos, K S Radhakrishnan and Pradeep Naik. It has also been loaned to Kochi-Muziris Biennale by Edgar Pinto.
Being the pioneer of Fort Cochin’s art revival, Kashi displays changing exhibitions of local artists and welcomes art of all genres to its space.
Director/Curator: Ms.Tanya Abraham, Curator