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Manish Tiwary

Founder & Director, WfB

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Abhishek Kumar Singh

is an Art Director who has worked
for several feature films like Dil Dosti Etc, Rajneeti and Life in a Metro. He has done B.FA from M.S University, Baroda. Recently he has curated few public art and sculpture projects in Maharashtra and Haryana.

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Sumit Das (Documentation & Media Head)

is a Visual Artist and Director of Photography who has worked for Award winning Documentaries and short films like Rebellion Bejeweled and God’s Own People. Recently he has been associated with public art and sculpture projects in Maharashtra and Haryana.

Pramod Prakash(Artist / Co-ordinator)

is a reputable artist from Bihar. He has done his B.FA and M.FA from MS University, Baroda. Also he has represented India in many international Art workshops and residency programs. He has served as a visiting lecturer in Patna Art and Craft College, Bihar.

I set out very early in life to find out what people kept asking; 'What is your purpose in life?'. Being mostly amongst mystics, poets, nature, and journeying through life very closely, I found the 'ARTist' in me. I witnessed communities blend, environment change, hearts mend and the deep impact colors had on people's lives. My quest for art began evolving and my dreams became larger than life. From small canvases to huge surfaces, public art became a destination of sorts for me, a different language that I could use to bring communities together, creating progressive change. Patna - my hometown,  a culture so rich in its history is the next destination I have chosen to contribute through my talent & skill sets, bringing the current ethos of society forward. Bihar has been at the epicentre of Indian culture and reflects values engrained deeply amongst its people. Me and my fellow artists, through Public Art would paint that rich history and show the world the rich cultural fabric of India.
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola

The contribution of the arts to our lives goes well beyond cash registers and tax revenues. We know from example from all over the world that public art produces many intrinsic benefits by creating consciousness about issues in a society that would otherwise have a hard time dealing with in any other form. Public art helps define an entire community's identity and often become the unique character of a specific neighbourhood or even the city. Given its scale, exuberance, colourful schemes and strategic locations, we are hoping that the newly created Art installations will make Patna a more charmed and enlightened place to live and invest in and arm Bihar with a sense of soft power it needs.

Priyanka Singh (Event Manager)

has done event management course from National Institute of Event Management, Pune. A maverick Events Manager, Priyanka has worked for several grand events like Filmfare Awards, Golden Petals Award, Pune International Film Festival and Mumbai Marathon.

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Abhishek Kumar Singh

Co-Founder,Festival Director & Curator, WfB

Manish Tiwary

has written and Directed two Hindi feature films, Dil Dosti Etc and Issaq, apart from documentaries and shorts.
He earned a PhD from University of Cambridge in Forest Studies and has worked for the United Nations in Rome. He is currently working on his third Feature.