France at the Krishnakriti Festival

The Krishnakriti festival is organised by the Krishnakriti Foundation every year. This year the theme revolves around Heritage and Urban Culture. France will be present through a residency and three key events:

o  A projection mapping by Delphine Delas (6 January, 2019)

o  A concert by Zoé Simpson (6 January, 2019)

o A Roundtable on  Heritage and Urban Development


Find out about the complete programme of the Festival here.


Delphine Delas in Hyderabad

Following a first residency with St + art India as part of Bonjour India and the cooperation agreement between Bordeaux Métropole and the Krishnakriti Art Gallery, the Bordeaux artist Delphine Delas has developed an interactive mapping project through the creation of an original video projected on Qutub Shaib Tomb, an emblematic monument of the city of Hyderabad. The work is inspired by Prashant Lahoti's collection of old maps and will trace the urban and environmental evolution of Hyderabad, set to music by a French electronic musician from Bordeaux, Nicolas Louvancourt.

The first screening will take place on Sunday 6 January as part of the Festival


Zoe Simpson's tour of India


Organised by Gatecrash, French artist Zoe Simpson (pop / electro / jazz) will be touring India to launch her new album “Femme Debout”. She will be at the Krishnakriti Festival on the 6th. The album addresses issues pertaining to women, human rights, religious fundamentalism, resilience and love. Zoe will also be in a new song-creation residency from 13-15 January, 2019 at the Kranti NGO. The organisation works with daughters of prostitutes in North Mumbai.


05/01/2019: AMARAVATI (Andhra Pradesh), VITopia'19 College Festival

06/01/2019: HYDERABAD, Krishnakriti Festival, in collaboration with Alliance française d’Hyderabad

10/01/2019: PUNE, Shisha Jazz Cafe

11/01/2019: BANGALORE, Windmills Craftworks

12/01/2019: BANGALORE, Windmills Craftworks

16/01/2019: MUMBAI, Bonobo

19/01/2019: BHOPAL, IISER College Festival, in collaboration with Alliance française de Bhopal

Tour dates : 5-19 January 2019


Roundtable on Heritage and Urban Development

A seminar on urban heritage, its preservation and its integration into the city's policy is being organised by the Krisnakriti Foundation and Alliance Française d'Hyderabad. This seminar is supported and co-organised by IFI and will see the participation of French architect Raphaël Gastebois, Indian conservation architect Aishwarya Tipnis, architect Khushi Shah, associate researcher at CNRS, Quentin Devers and Samuel Rémy, Director of Villette Makerz (Makers Lab La Villette).

Dates : 7 - 8 January, 2019


And also

Residency of artist Johann Milh at Krishnakriti Foundation, Hyderabad

As part of the cooperation agreement between Bordeaux Métropole and the state of Telangana, bilateral residences are organised between Bordeaux and Hyderabad with the Krishnakriti Foundation and their gallery, the Kalkriti Art Gallery. Johann Milh is invited to a Hyderabad residency for this purpose. His work will be exhibited at the gallery this month.

Dates : 17 January – 17 February, 2019