Category Archives: Workshops

Porapara Space for artists organized many artist workshop to introduce new idea and tecquenics and thoughts to artist, in this category we archiving some documentation from porapara workshops.

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

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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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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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New Media Visual Art & Cinema Presentation

By: Mr. Tareq Masud(Film Director)

Venue: Shilpakala Academy Auditorium Chittagong Date: 29th Jan-2010 Time: 5pm-8pm .

Tareque Masud (6 December 1956 – 13 August 2011) is a Bangladeshi independent film director, film producer, screenwriter, and lyricist. He first found success with the films Muktir Gaan (1995) and Matir Moina (2002), for which he won three international awards, including the International Critics’ FIPRESCI Prize, in the Directors’ Fortnight section outside competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. The film became Bangladesh’s first film to compete for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Tareq Masud presented his thoughts to the audience in the Chittagong Shilpakala Academy Auditorium.
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“Art can change life”

5th Porapara Public Art Workshop-2009

This project mainly concerns the everyday life of the inhabitants of Bijoy Nagar, Charbasti, and Dakshinpara locality, artistic research about the areas different life-related context and try to combine the context of reality and the contemporary conceptual art and interdisciplinary process. If it can be done successfully it can bring a noticeable and drastic change in the lifestyle of the inhabitants and set an example about the importance of conceptual art in social development. It will create a new social relation among art, artist, and audience.

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