Joydeb Roaja

Joydeb Roaja and Toisha Roaja during the international performance art festival-2011

Born in 1973 at Khagrachori, Chittagong .he completed their M.F.A. in painting (1999) from Chittagong University, Joydeb Roaja is a dynamic Artist known for his painting and performance. He grew up in rural hilly land, and currently living and working in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He is the Vice-Chairman of Porapara Space For Artists and General Secretary (2019-2020) of Hill Artist Group. Most of his Paintings, Drawings

installations, and Performance Artworks are influenced by hill tracts life, Indigenous culture, and nature. His works are very personal yet strongly connect us to several contemporary political discourses of ethnic rights, inclusivity, oppression, and an urge for saving nature, land, and culture. Joydeb has participated in a Creative Transmission project named “Future of hope” আশা during this global pandemic by Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation. Joydeb had his solo exhibition in NIPAGEN in Japan; and recently participated in the 25th Nippon international performance art festival, Japan. In 2019 his works were presented in Fabric(ated) Fractures, a collaboration between the Samdani Art Foundation Dhaka and Alserkal- Dubai. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and workshops at home and abroad, including ‘Performance Art Intensive’-The Tetley, Uk in 2017, ‘Back to the Trees -3’ Besançon, France in 2016, NIPAF Performance Art Workshop in Vietnam in 2016, 17th NIPAF Asia, Japan in 2014 and “Movement will become sculpture” arranged by Britto Art trust Bangladesh in 2004. In 2005 he was awarded an artist in residency at Thirtha, Colombo, Srilanka.

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