GALLERY OED COCHIN, since its conception in 2004 has been ardently working towards encouraging and promoting art and artists from in and around Kerala. The very location and ambiance of the art gallery is a testament to its dedication in promoting the art scene in the state. Located in the historic Old Bazaar of Mattancherri, a central venue of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016, the newly renovated art gallery is a living, breathing evidence of how magic happens when the past endeavours meet the present.
Apart from its brilliant setting, at the heart of the tourist center in Cochin, the spacious infrastructure, cutting edge modern lighting technology, and access to leading professionals in the field of curation and gallery management add to its overall appeal to both artists and art lovers alike.
What sets OED apart from other art galleries in Kochi is its unique approach to art where it promotes Contemporary Art in a way that it’s palatable to both the intellectuals of the Art World and the general public. The gallery is famous for its zealous support for Indian Contemporary Art and artists. OED envisions to encourage and advance the art scene in Kerala by gathering and bringing together local and International artist with similar goals to create a greater energy flow and presence of Indian Art in the International Art front. It was this vision that induced the gallery to collaborate on art fairs like the Kochi Muziris Biennale.