Pondy ART is an initiative created in December 2012 by Kasha Vande and supported by Yannick Cormier and S. Muthu Krishnan in Pondicherry, India. Created to get art out there for the public in a non exclusive environment, Pondy ART presents large format photography exhibitions that center around a theme of building awareness of the issues challenging India today in public spaces. The Pondy ART team works together challenging the more traditional approach to exhibition installation and breaking convention by experimenting with venue, material, lighting, scale and presentation.
Pondy ART organisers in association with the Delhi Photo Fest, also presented Pondy PHOTO 2014, a photography festival incorporating over 40 exhibitions, workshops, presentations and performances in March 2014 to international acclaim.
PondyPHOTO, a biennale festival initiated by PondyART, is a platform where art and education attempt to break existing social barriers, by presenting visually impactful photography-oriented events focused on today’s social and environmental issues in public spaces.
The theme for PondyPHOTO 2016 was WATER.Open and Free to the Public Its started from 27 August to 11 September 2016.
Next competition will be held in 2018.
More info: https://pondyart.org/about-pondy-art/ & http://pondyphoto.com/