Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) is a multi-disciplinary interactive art and creativity centre located in Kolkata, West Bengal. The 70,000 sq. ft Centre champions the art and cultural landscape of contemporary India and is designed by architect Pinakin Patel, who is also its Creative Director.
KCC anchors on Emami Art, a 10,000 sift art gallery spearheaded by Emami Group Director Richa Agarwal, who is also the Executive Director of the Centre. Alongside Emami Art, which hosts a regular programme of art exhibitions by artists of national and international repute, KCC also houses distinct exhibition spaces that showcase art, craft, antiquity and product design from contemporary culture as well as traditional Indian handicrafts. KCC also includes a classical amphitheatre for performances and creative contemplation, a children’s creativity corner, modular spaces for events, and an art conservation studio.
Additionally, KCC houses a book and materials library, a dance studio for workshops, a skills development and a maker section to create prototypes using the latest digital technologies, an art shop offering specially commissioned products, and a vegetarian cafe.
Mrs. Richa Agarwal
CEO, Emami Art & Executive Director, KCC
Richa Agarwal is keen to preserve the artistic legacy and heritage of Bengal, whilst embracing its modern and contemporary avatar. A commerce graduate from Coimbatore, Richa’s innate sense of business and her experience with the family’s businesses made her initiation into the business of arts smoother.
Mr. Pinakin Patel traveled all over the world and particularly the entire length and breadth of India to update his modern sensibility with a thorough understanding of India’s rich heritage. At the height of his popularity, in 2000, Pinakin shifted his studio from the hustle bustle of Mumbai to the quiet of Alibag. Here, amidst the spiritual ambience of nature his creative energies received great visibility and acclaim.
Reena is an awardee of ‘Australia Council’s International Leadership Program’, fellow of
‘ArtThinkSouthAsia’ and fellow of the ‘InternationalSocietyforPerformingArts’. She has received
‘Emerging Scholar’ award from Ground Research Networks. She is President of the International
Council of Museums in India, A.V.P. at Kolkata Centre for Creativity and a practicing Artist.