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Para Site


Para Site is Hong Kongs 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 Kongs first exhibitionmaking institution of contemporary art and a crucial selforganised structure within the cityscivil 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 Sitesactivities have included a range of different formats, among which P/S magazine(19972006), a bilingual publication, which was Hong Kongs 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 (20072010). 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 Sites activities are made possible bythe generous support of its patrons, and grants from foundations and the Government of theHKSAR.