Wednesday 29 September 2021

She is multidisciplinary and performance Artist

We are ecstatic to introduce our very own Ginseng artist Pratibha Sarkar, the woman behind Charcoal Foundation Bongora. Strong women are the real influencers for the youth.


Artist: Pratibha Sakar

A charcoal woman, herself, who loves to romance the canvas, a dedicated lover, happy with her soulful and lust less love; an affair which gives her a Divine feeling and enlightens her in all possible ways. She feels empowered and proud of her courtship and can relate herself to MEERA and her love for the Divine. But the four walls of life (box of life) tend to confine her and rob her of all her happiness, her dreams get locked in the box, but now no more ... It is time to be free from all shackles and breathe in the free fresh air…


She is multidisciplinary and performance Artist  

Pratibha Sarkar from paradise land of  India( Andaman  and  Nicobar  Islands),born  in Port Blair, has  completed  her BFA and MFA from  KALA BHAVAN (dept of fine arts and crafts),  Visva  Bharati University, Shantiniketan , West Bengal, and achieved master’s degree  in education(education management )from IGNOU Delhi followed by her bachelor’s  degree in education  from Bhopal ,India. She has exhibited her art works in Lalit kala Academy Delhi, Bharat  Bhavan (7th international Biennale) Bhopal ,Birla Academy of fine art Kolkata, show at Art Gate Mumbai, solo exhibition  at  Taj Gateway Damdama lake, All  India woman Artist   Exhibition, Artscape, Chandigarh, india etc, Insul Art Exhibition, MGI Gallery and La  woman International  Art Exhibitions, Mauritius .etc.

Group exhibition in India Habitat Centre Delhi, Group exhibition Gallery Arpana-Delhi,NIV Delhi,


Pratibha Sarkar actively participating in workshops with various medium (charcoal, paper making, dogra  casting, live  mask making etc),she has been participated in International  Island Artists  workshop, Mauritius in 2007.


She is also interested  in conducting workshops on stress distress management through art(spiritual art, art therapy,) like mask making and charcoal drawing for kids and adults and also for special children’s from rehabilitation centers in India.

- Art Blogazine



Charcoal Foundation Bongora is feeling exceedingly happy to announce a unique International Live Performance Art Show, ‘ Ginseng’!

You are cordially invited to experience the live performances from  across the globe, virtually as well as physically -

On 2nd & 3rd October 2021,
From 11 AM to 6PM (IST),
At Zorba-The Buddha, Delhi.


Experiencing performance art is like consuming Ginseng for various health purposes. Ginseng is a herb - a slow-growing plant with fleshy roots with antiviral properties, which may restore and enhance well-being. People take Ginseng to heal various medical conditions. Ginseng has the power to improve thinking processes and cognition. Ginseng has anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce oxidative stress. Ginseng has the power to treat impotence as well as many other physical and mental health conditions such as blood sugar and influenza etc. Ginseng may help stimulate physical and mental activity in people who feel weak and tired, however, scientists and health professionals often question the medicinal properties of Ginseng and no evidence, but the real-time consumption, which can conclude about its true effectiveness. Although Ginseng is safe to consume, people have reported the following side effects such as headache, sleep issues, digestive problems, changes to blood pressure & blood sugar, diarrhoea, rapid heartbeat, skin reactions and so on, therefore, there always has been an uncertainty, an irony, a paradox and a juxtaposition.

The show title, ‘Ginseng’, actually represents the perception and the reception of Performance Art’ in general, while the show embodies the content and the flavours of Ginseng virtually. The idea of this unusual show originated from looking at the current scenario of Performance Art in India itself, especially at the times of COVID-19 where the gathering of the audience has been restricted, where the live performance artists had to adopt to do performance on virtual platforms which is quite challenging since live performance is incomplete without the presence of the physical audience and their participation to a great extend.

As Ginseng is the herb for energy and healing, performance art is the herb to experience the Ginseng effects; pleasant or unpleasant, soothing or disturbing, both, for the performance artists, as well as for the audience!

- Pratibha Sarkar
   Artist - Delhi