Category Archives: Exhibitions

It is the pace where we archive all porapara exhibitions information.

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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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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“policritix-print” 1st Print Workshop-2009

16th to 22nd Dec’ 2008

Print by:Afsana Sarmin Jhuma

Porapara space for artists has successfully finished the Print making Camp. It was arranged in the porapara print making studio from 16th to 22nd Dec’ 2008.16 artists from 5 different fine arts institutes of Bangladesh participated in this camp. The participants decided to set a common title for their works… the “Policritix-Print”. The name was developed within the workshop period by the participants them-selves.

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2nd Britto Students residency program-2007


Britto Arts trust is very happy to organize the Student’s residency at Porapara Art Space in July-2007. This is the third residency program of the students that have been organized along with the Santua Art Foundation in Chittagong. Although it has been raining almost every day, these young artists were quite desperate to utilize their time during the month-long residency and produce a substantial amount of work which is going to be displayed on the open studio day on 31st July 2007.

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1st Site-Specific Art camp in Porapara

29th April-4th May 2005
Porapara site specific art camp started at patenga in 2005, It was an international art event, we invited an artist from Sri Lanka and other from Egypt to join with us, 3 artist from Dhaka (Britto arts trust) and 10 artist from Chittagong had been joined at the event. We select site for the camp the nearest river bank beside our space, The area was historically reach for it’s tradition for making wooden boat. and it was the ending point of the river KARNAPHULI.
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Animated sculpture workshop (dialog between artists &their surroundings)


It was a conceptual sculpture workshop designed by prominent young artist Mr.Mahabubur Rahaman. It was a weeklong art workshop, where nine-selected young artists from Chittagong take part as participating artists. All participating artists worked with artist Mahabubur Rahaman for one week, after that they worked for 10 days for developing everyone’s individual work.

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