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. 

 

7.22.2018 - 8.20.2018

 

Mihaela Drăgan (b.1986) is an actress and a playwright who lives and works in Bucharest and Berlin. Together with other Roma actresses, she founded Giuvlipen Theatre Company in 2014, a “revolutionary theater” according to Reuters. The plays at Giuvlipen present a feminist agenda and bring issues including early marriage, anti-gypsyism hate speech, hyper-sexualization, eviction, and heteronormativity into light, in the hope to encourage discussion and critical thinking. In 2015, she played in the Silver Bear winning feature film Aferim!. In 2017, she played the main character of the short Magie Noire directed by Fanny Ardant. Drăgan is also a trainer at Theatre of the Oppressed where she works with Roma women on their specific issues.  Drăgan currently works at Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin.

__

 

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.