Introduction to ANOBO

"ANOBO" is short for "art has no boundaries"--art has the power to transcend limits of nationality, culture or language. ANOBO is an educational exchange platform that connects children, youth, educators, and artists world wide. With interdisciplinary art education as the main vehicle, we aim to foster the next generation's social responsibility and global competence, cultivating global citizens with a heart for public welfare.


ANOBO TEAM hopes to guide children and youth from all over the world through art & interdisciplinary education-- Enhance global competence, and become future talents with global vision; Improve the sense of social responsibility, and become global citizens with a heart for public welfare; Encourage aesthetic expression of diverse viewpoints, and become a powerful generation with international impact.

ANOBO Projects

The NOBO unbounded International Art Exhibition puts forward a global topic every year. Its supporting courses and exhibitions of children's artworks have covered China, the United States, France, Brazil and Kenya through platforms such as Columbia University and the United Nations. In the past four years, nearly 40000 teenagers and children from 15 countries have participated in the exhibitions.

Academic adviser
  • China
  • Brazil
  • France
Tonia Casarin 企业家、哥大教育硕士

Tonia Casarin, Entrepreneur, Teacher, TC alumna, Lemann Fellow. Tonia Casarin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from PUC-Rio and a Masters degree in Education from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York, USA. She has worked in the public sector (government of the city and State of Rio de Janeiro) and private. She is currently a postgraduate professor at the Singularities Institute of São Paulo, a consultant in the education field and works in partnership with Stanford University in projects at FabLearn Lab in Rio de Janeiro. Passionate about children and emotions, Tonia focused her studies on emotional and social intelligence, and how to develop it in adults, adolescents and children. During her research, she learned that the first step in developing 21st century skills is knowing how to identify feelings. In this context, Tonia wrote the book “I Have Monsters in my Belly”, a tool for children to learn to identify their own emotions. The success of the book led to the idea of creating an app, soon to be released by the educator. Tonia is also transforming her book into a social-emotional learning system for early childhood, such as teacher training, teaching materials and information and coaching for parents. The artist collaborates with works and testimonies of collective experiences with contemporary indigenous art held in Roraima. Esbell runs a Contemporary Indigenous Art Gallery, opened to the community where he develops projects with the Xirixana people, inhabitants of the Yanomami Indigenous Reserve, Amazon forest region as well as various activities with the indigenous peoples of the savannah and mountains. In 2016, he was nominated for the PIPA Award, the highest prize in contemporary Brazilian art.

Cooperation unit