First Indian Art, Architecture & Design Biennale 2023

  • Inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.
  • First Indian Art, Architecture & Design Biennale (IAADB) 2023.
  • Held at Red Fort New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister inaugurated the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Centre for Design’ and the student Biennale- Samunnati.
  • Also launched a Commemorative Stamp. 


  • Prime Minister’s vision is to develop and institutionalize a flagship Global Cultural Initiative like the International Biennales at Venice, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Sharjah.
  • A nationwide campaign to reinvent, rebrand, renovate and re-house museums was launched.
  • The development of cultural spaces in five cities of India namely Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad & Varanasi was also announced.
  • Indian Art, Architecture & Design Biennale (IAADB) will serve as an introduction to the Cultural Space in Delhi.


  • It is organized from 9th to 15th December 2023 at Red Fort, New Delhi.
  • It follows key initiatives like the International Museum Expo (May 2023) and the Festival of Libraries (August 2023).
  • Designed to initiate a holistic conversation between artists, architects, designers, photographers, collectors, art professionals and the public to strengthen the cultural dialogue.
  • It will provide avenues and opportunities to expand and collaborate with the creators of art, architecture and design as part of the evolving economy.

The Program:

  • Day 1: Pravesh- Rite of Passage: Doors of India
  • Day 2: Bagh e bahar: Gardens as Universe: Gardens of India
  • Day 3: Sampravah: Confluence of Communities: Baolis of India
  • Day 4: Sthapatya: Anti-fragile algorithm: Temples of India
  • Day 5: Vismaya: Creative Crossover: Architectural Wonders of Independent India
  • Day 6: Deshaj Bharat Design: Indigenous Designs
  • Day 7: Samatva: Shaping the Built: Celebrating Women in Architecture
  • Will include pavilions based on the above themes, panel discussions, art workshops, art bazaar, heritage walks and a parallel student biennale.


  • At Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • Will provide an opportunity for students to showcase their work, interact with peers & professionals, and gain valuable exposure within the architecture community.
  • Through design competitions, display of heritage, installation designs, workshops etc.
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