URONTO is an Artist-Led Open Collective in Bangladesh, founded in 2012, in order to enforce a new organic platform for creative practitioners and researchers from all possible disciplines to collaborate and enhance their transdisciplinary works to inspiring the local and Global community. At the same time upholding their Artistic responsibilities toward the Society.
Since the beginning of the collective, URONTO is hosting site responsive residential art exchange programs within disused or abandoned spaces and heritage buildings to document cultural memories and brand Bangladesh globally through multidisciplinary artists' collaborations. URONTO's activities not only provide much-needed opportunities for emerging artists to expand their working practice and collaborate with international artists, but through each residency, they create an alternative documentation about the history of the selected site before it's demolished and forgotten. URONTO reconnects the local community with the space through workshops run by the selected artists. Each episode culminates in a final open studio celebration which ignites exchanges between artists, community and countries, creating dialogues in-between, to generate new ideas and add values to the place.
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