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Para Site: Workshops for Emerging Professionals

“13 participants in the 2020 Workshops, Para Site curatorial team, and curator Anders Kreuger.”
Photo Courtesy of Para Site.

“For the sixth consecutive year, Para Site is working with a group of emerging curators, writers, critics, researchers, and other art professionals from Hong Kong and abroad, throuah a series of closed-door workshops and studio visits. As a consequence of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, for the first time the workshops are being conducted online. Nevertheless, acknowledging the value of face-to-face experience and of the unscripted in-between moments central to learning, this year’s participants will also be invited to join next year’s workshops, which we hope to be able to organise physically in Hong Kong. The programme is as ever, designed to provide learning and thinking opportunities, mediated by reputed art practitioners, as well as being a labratory for experimentation, posing fundamental questions that challenge various models of curatorial practice.”

Rafi Abdullah (Singapore), Diane Ahn (Williamstown), Gwen Bautista (Manila), Gala Berger (San Jose/Buenos Aires), Marta Cacciavillani (London/Milan), Priyankar Bahadur Chand (Kathmandu), Joseph Chen King Yuen (Hong Kong), Rodrigo Guzman-Serrano (Mexico City/Hong Kong), Asia Jong (Vancouver), Lee Hiu Ting Christine (Hong Kong), Susie Quillinan (Lima/Melbourne), Akmalia Rizqita (Jakarta), and Amy Weng (Auckland).

Cosmin Costinas (Curator, Hong Kong), Inti Guerrero (Curator, Hong Kong), Hit Man Gurung (Artist and Curator, Kathmandu), Anders Kreuger (Curator, Helsinki), Koichiro Osaka (Curator, Tokyo), Pan Lu (Academic and Artist, Hong Kong), Marie Helene Pereira (Curator, Dakar), Sheelasha Rajbhandari (Artist and Curator, Kathmandu), Katerina Teaiwa (Academic and Artist, Canberra), and Yang Yeung (Curator and Writer, Hong Kong).

For more information on the programme, visit:

As part of the workshop, I was extended an opportunity (together with my workshop peer Joseph Chen King Yuen) to moderate and host Hong Kong sonic artist Alex Yiu (ALEXMALISM).

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