Riyas Komu is a multimedia artist, curator based in Mumbai. He is the Ideator of Kochi-Muziris Biennale and Co-Founder of Kochi Biennale Foundation (est. 2010) & has been the Director of Programmes of the Kochi Biennale Foundation (2012, 2014, 2016). Riyas has Co- curated the first edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012.
He is the Founder & Director of URU Art Harbour, a cultural hub in Mattancherry, Kochi, focussing on research on Local Culture and Maritime History.
He is also the co-founder of Nool Archives which recently produced re- cently Rooh-e-Nool, a Carnatic Music Concert by TM Krishna singing Sree Narayana Guru and curated Kondotty Sufi Fest/IQRA in Kozhikode, Kerala in 2019.