The CMBB Para Site International Art Residency (PS IAR) aims to promote the generation of art and ideas through the introduction of invited artists, curators and writers to Hong Kong. As the inaugural residency programme run by Para Site, PS IAR is conceptualised as a research period of up to two months where participants are encouraged to engage with the local and regional art scene through studio visits, talks, screenings, performances and other activities. At the same time, PS IAR hopes to become a platform to facilitate potential future opportunities and collaborations between Hong Kong, Para Site and the participants. PS IAR is an invitation-based programme and is currently unable to process unsolicited applications.

This residency programme is generously supported by CMBB Cultural Organisation. 




11. 2 - 11. 26. 2018

Vivian Ziherl is the director of art and research foundation Frontier Imaginaries that has staged large-scale projects with partners including Columbia University, e-flux, and the Van Abbemuseum among others. She was curator of Jerusalem Show VIII (2016), was nominated for the ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award (2016), and received curatorial fellowships from the IMA Brisbane (2015-16), and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art together with Natasha Ginwala (2013). In 2017 she co-initiated Humans of the Institution with Anne Szefer Karlsen, a project dedicated to mobilising international action on the conditions of the freelancer. Ziherl is a PhD candidate in Curatorial Practice at Monash University, Melbourne.




Para Site Art Space is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Pilot Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Founded in 1996, Para Site is Hong Kong's leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and educational projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society.  


The content of these activities does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.