Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most activeindependent art institutions in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, andeducational projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and internationalphenomena in art and society.
Founded in early 1996 as an artist run space, Para Site was Hong Kong’s first exhibition–making institution of contemporary art and a crucial self–organised structure within the city’scivil society, during the uncertain period preceding its handover to Mainland China.Throughout the years, Para Site has grown into a contemporary art centre, engaged in a widearray of activities and collaborations with other art institutions, museums, and academicstructures in Hong Kong and the international landscape. In early 2015, Para Site moved togreatly increased premises, in North Point/Quarry Bay. Throughout its history, Para Site’sactivities have included a range of different formats, among which (1997–2006), a bilingual publication, which was Hong Kong’s first visual arts magazine and acentral platform for the development of art writing and of a discursive scene in the city and theCuratorial Training Programme (2007–2010). Since 2012, Para Site has been running anInternational Art Residency Programme and has been organizing an annual internationalconference. This is accompanied, starting from 2015, by a new educational format aimed attraining young curators and other art professionals. Para Site’s activities are made possible bythe generous support of its patrons, and grants from.