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.
9.14 - 10.20.2018
Haytham El-Wardany is a Berlin-based Egyptian writer and media professional. He has published various short stories and literary works, including a third collection of short stories currently in print with Merit Publishing House, Cairo. In 2005 El-Wardany received the Best Newcomer of the Year of Sawiris Prize for Literature. He has participated in a number of art projects in Berlin and in Cairo, including “fast umsonst” for the gallery of NGBK, Berlin (2006).
14.10.2018 - 6.11.2018
Xin Wang is an art historian and curator based in New York. Past curatorial projects include Lu Yang: Arcade(2014, New York), THE BANK SHOW: Vive le Capital and THE BANK SHOW: Hito Steyerl(2015, Shanghai), chin(A)frica: an interface(2017, New York), and Life and Dreams: Photography and Media Art in China since the 1990s(2018, Ulm, Germany). Her writing has appeared in E-flux journal, Artforum, Kaleidoscope, Hyperallergic, and Leap. Currently pursuing a PhD in modern and contemporary art at Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Wang also works as the Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art and manages the discursive archive on Asian Futurisms at afuturism.tumblr.com
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.