The first-ever International Print Biennale, an International Exhibition of Graphic Prints was held in New Delhi. It was organised by Lalit Kala Akademi.
The event comprised displaying of total 200 original prints are created by Indian and international artists of impeccable competence. An exhibition Eminent Printmakers of India showcasing master Indian printmakers was also held on sidelines of it. The international participants from USA, UK, Sri Lanka, Italy, Mexico, China, Israel, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Argentina, Greece, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Mauritius also had participated in the event. Total 988 entries at the national level were received of which 127 were chosen for display.
Lalit Kala Akademi
It is also called as National Academy of Art. It is India’s national academy of fine arts. It is autonomous organisation It was established in 1954 to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country. It provides scholarships and fellow program and sponsors and organises exhibitions in India and overseas. It publishes bilingual journal. It is funded by Ministry of Culture. Its headquartered are at Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi.