November 2015Panel discussion on KB17 to inform audiences about the vision and curatorial strategy of KB17 at the Karachi Conference.
December 2015Two-day workshop by Ms Antje Wrinkler, Project Manager of the Berlin Biennale, aimed at training the KB17 team on organising an international art event; in collaboration with the Goethe Institut.
December 2015Public talk by Ms Antje Wrinkler on the history and evolution of the Berlin Biennale at the Goethe Institut.
Febuary 2016Panel discussion on KB17 at the Karachi Literature Festival; shared KB17’s vision of the ‘Reel on Hai’ public art project to sensitise a wider audience to art.
Febuary 2016Karachi Biennale Trust (KBT) joined the New North South Network (NNSN) - a network that connects museums, art galleries, and art events across the globe.
March 2016KB17 made a presentation introducing its vision to influential collectors and sponsors of art projects at an event hosted by KB17 patron, Ronak Lakhani.
March 2016Workshop for Orangi school children by New Media artists, Wolfgang Spahn and Stefan Kovats, with support from the Goethe Institut.
March 2016Discussion with architects and artists on ‘Reclaiming Public Space’ at T2F; focused on using art to reactivate social life in public spaces throughout Karachi.
April 2016Talk on KB17 at Habib University; focused on sharing the theme and vision of KB17 with students.
April 2016KB17 meeting with Mikala Tai, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.
April 2016Public talk by Alnoor Mitha, Founder and Curator of the Asian Art Triennale, Manchester and Curator of the 2016 Colombo Biennale.
April 2016Artists met with curators from Manchester Galleries under a NNSN program; an opportunity for local artists to share their portfolios with curators seeking artists for upcoming shows.
May 2016Talk and presentation on the history of public art in Karachi, public art projects abroad, and the impact of public art on communities.
May 2016KB17 began research for an Artists’ Directory, spanning Karachi and parts of Sindh, as a document of the current art scene and an important tool of research; 30 art students from five art schools participated in the summer research internship.
May 2016KB17 participated in Peacetech Exchange (PTX), Pakistan and was declared one of four winners.
June 2016KB17 launched the ‘Reel on Hai Project’ with an open call via social media; artists, designers, and architects were invited to transform reels donated by Pakistan Cables into public art.
July 2016KB17 held the fundraising event, ‘Art Ki Talash’; participants, who
were charged a participation fee, went on a scavenger hunt in search of sites and buildings with cultural significance in Karachi to help reacquaint people with the city’s heritage.
July 2016KBT received its official registration; trustees were nominated and office bearers were elected from the group of founders.
July 2016Amin Gulgee (Chief Curator) and Bushra Hussain (Secretary of the KBT) represented KB17 at the Liverpool Biennial and an NNSN Meeting in Manchester.
October 2016Panel on ‘Art as City and City as Art: Changing Spaces’; dialogue on the rising importance of urban spaces in creating and locating art.
November 2016Talk by Professor Bernhart Schwenk, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich at T2F; in collaboration with the Goethe Institut.
November 2016CEO, Niilofur Farrukh introduced KB17 at the Istanbul International Art Fair.
December 2016Chief Curator, Amin Gulgee visited the Colombo Biennale where he met curators and presented the curatorial vision of KB17.
December 2016KB17 organised an evening dedicated to the memory of Dr Akbar Naqvi, Pakistan’s eminent critic, who had recently passed away, at the Chawkandi Art Gallery.
December 2016Chief Curator, Amin Gulgee visited the Prince Claus Award Ceremony in Amsterdam; a very special ceremony in memory of Sabeen Mahmud, whose influential project, T2F, was awarded the prize.
December 2016Talk by internationally acclaimed artists, Aisha Khalid and Imran
Qureshi, at Karachi Grammar School, College Section; an opportunity for students to engage with inspirational artists.