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Abu Naser Robii born in Chittagong in 1975, His grownup in Patenga, studied in fine-arts in University of Chittagong. RObii engaged himself with his local community through his dynamic socio-political activism from the beginning of his artistic career, he developed an active network between public and artist around his area and international art community as well as. He has established the organization called porapara space for artists ( )in 2004 and running it as chairman till now. Web design and development is his hobby.

Porapara AIR Program

Porapara Space for artists open door to artist, writer and art student to come and stay for their work and activities in Porapara AIR program. we open a new apartment with all needed facilities for living and working in porapara house. Please if you have a plan and any project to do with porapara please let us know with details by or call: 01575638307.

Floating Peers

Participant list:

Anna Knappe(Helsinki-Finland), A.K.M.Ariful Islam(Rajshahi), Aranya Sharma(Cox’s Bazar), Buddho Dev Mondal(Khulna), Chang Wan Wee(Anyang, South Korea), Chikahiro Hanamura(Osaka-Japan), Farah Naz Moon(Chittagong), Farhana Preya(Chittagong), Hossain Mahmood Rocky(Chittagong), Joydev Roaja(Chittagong), Jublee Dewan(Chittagong), Kalle Hamm(Helsinki-Finland), Masaki Morishima (Osaka-Japan), Maruf Adnan(Chittagong), Mishuk Ehsan(Chittagong), Meherun Akter(Chittagong), Mong mongshay (Dhaka University), NHM Abu Bakar (Professor, Dept of Philosophy, CU), Partho Protim Saha(Khulna), Rita Leppiniemi(Helsinki-Finland), Sanjeev maharjan(Nepal), Sarita Dongol(Katmundo-Nepal), Shaila Jinnat Runi(Khulna), So Young (South Korea), Santanu Mondal (Rajshahi), Shipon Ali PK(Rajshahi), Suchayan Paul(Chittagong), Sultana Nashrin Mumu (Rajshahi), Sumit Chakraborty(Chittagong), Syeda Neegar Banu(Khulna), Yongsung Behck(Ansan city, South Korea), Yun Hee Choi(South Korea) Zihan karim(Chittagong),


Floating Peers – 2013 is a project for socially engaged art practitioners produced jointly by Porapara Space for Artists, Bangladesh, and Artists’ Association MUU, Finland. Along with these two organizersCommunity Space Litmus from South Korea has been cooperating with the project as a partner. 37 participants from Bangladesh, Finland, India, Japan, Nepal, and South Korea will be participating in this event. The program will take place in the Porapara Space for Artists’at Patengaand in the urban environments of Chittagong city, Bangladesh.

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Porapara – Stone & Water International artists residency program-2010

  • ASIAN ARTIST EXCHANGE RESIDENCY PROGRAM Stone and water (SK) and Porapara Space for Artists.

Supplement Space STONE&WATER is a nonprofit multi-arts space
situated on the footholds of Anyang River and non-operating
space of Seoksu Market, claiming to support “art in every day”
based on “public realm”, “locality” and “ecology”. Its aim
is to propel various experimental artistic activities and
projects through which art and life meet. The representative
projects that STONE&WATER directed in the last 8 years
include the opening exhibition “Living Furniture Exhibition”
in 2002, “Revival Exhibition” in 2003 which used the old
Anyang police station and jail, “2004 Anyang River Project-FLOW”
which linked the shutdown Samdeok Papermill and Anyang River
in 2004, “Seoksu Market Project” from 2005-2007, and “Educational
Art Project” from 2006-2007. Through developing the various art
and cultural programs through such activities, STONE&WATER has
contributed to the development in art and culture of the local
area, as well as having an impact on not only the art world but
in many areas of society.

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Conceptual painting workshop

Conducted by: Spanish Artist Diaz Monus- Spain.
Workshop Venue: Fulki School, Nandan Kanon, Chittagong.

Date: 8-14th September-2011

Spanish artist Mr. Diaz Monus conducts a conceptual painting workshop at porapara with the art student from Chittagong. 24 young artists were benefited directly from the workshop, the trainer artist introduce the everyday object as an art material for making the painting. during the workshop, the student and instructor produce approximately 200 pieces of painting. we exhibit 65 selected paintings for the audience at the end of the workshop, we use the Fulki school venue as the workshop venue and exhibit the outcome of the workshop in the Theatre Institute of Chittagong. the show was open to the public for 10 days. we publish a little publication about the activities.

1st Porapara video art workshop

workshop logo

Porapara space for artists organized a 15days long video art workshop for art students to implement video art with an educational approach, Korean video artist Mr.Jewn Park conduct the workshop with the technical cooperation of porapara team. 15 art students participated in the workshop. We organized a 3 days open studio event at Jila Shilpakala Academy, Chittagong which was open for all.

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Porapara International Performance Art Festival-2011

31-Jan to 3-Feb 2011

Porapara Space for Artist organized the event with the cooperation of NIPAF (Nippon International Performance art Festival) Director of NIPAF visited Porapara with 2 short performance art workshops as preparation for the festival, The event gathered artists from Japan and Korea in Bangladesh, Japan Foundation support the project as Nipaf Asia tour and Art council Korea support Korean artist to join in the program. We got worm support from A.K.KHAN FOUNDATION, Chittagong, Art & Bangladesh, Dhaka Art Center, Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong University, and Some other personals in Chittagong, We would like to say thanks to all participating artists, technical hands, and professionals who made it happened and successful.

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artist and director Nippon International Performance Art Festival – NIPAF

Seiji Shimoda is the most active performance artist in Japan. The field of performance art is now becoming one of the most exciting fields in the contemporary art scene in the world. He was invited to various kinds of Festivals, Museums, Theaters, and Art centers in over 20 countries in the world. Shimoda is 43 years old now, born in 1953 in Nagano city, 2 and a half hours from Tokyo by train, a very beautiful mountains area. He entered to high-school in 1969 and that time was the last moment of student movements in Japan, like anti-Viet Nam War, antipollution, anti-system, so on, like other western countries. He organized some demonstrations and meetings in his high school time. But in Japan, such student movements were completely defeated in the early ’70s. So he stopped going to high school in one year and traveled inside Japan by hitchhiking.

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Out-come exhibition of the 2nd Site-Specific Art Camp-2009

Porapara Space for artists Organized an Outcome exhibition in Alliance Français de Chittagong. It was presenting 2nd porapara Site-specific art camp activities in a gallery space. last 1st-5th December porapara artists set a camp to realize a roral community in Khagrachori, the village called Khamar para near the river Changi. Artists meet the people and get experience about their life and living and try to reflect the space and stories. 8 artists have joined that camp. the show is presenting the activities and somebody of work done in the camp.

Open Studio event Of 2nd Porapara performance art workshop-2010

Date: Sunday, March 7, 2010 / Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Chittagong Shilpakala Academy/ Chittagong/ Bangladesh

Porapara Space for artists organized a day-long performance art workshop outcome show in Chittagong Shilpakala academy Gallary venue. the program was scheduled from 5pm to 9 pm. Seiji Shimoda Japanese Most active and famous Performance artist and Director of NIPAF conduct the workshop for Bangladeshi local artists to introduce performance art with practical activities. The workshop was 2 days long and Artist Seiji Shimoda present his work and an archive of performance art history to make a clear realization. It was a wonderful and very successful workshop. The open studio event presents all participant’s performances in the space with the presence of many audiences.

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