Open Call for Exhibition Proposals from Emerging Curators 2022

Deadline: 29 November 2021
Exhibition Period: 8 July–11 September 2022
Exhibition Location: Para Site, Hong Kong


Para Site is pleased to announce the seventh edition of our summer exhibition series curated by an emerging curator. This seventh edition follows the success of ‘Liquid Ground’, curated by Alvin Li and Junyuan Feng (2021); ‘Bicycle Thieves’, curated by Hanlu Zhang (2019); ‘Kotodama’, curated by André Chan (2018); ‘In Search of Miss Ruthless’, curated by Hera Chan and David Xu Borgonjon (2017); ‘That Has Been, and May Be Again’, curated by Leo Li Chen and Wu Mo (2016); and ‘Imagine there’s no country, Above us only our cities’, curated by Jims Lam Chi Hang (2015). We are now accepting proposals by curators at an early stage in their professional careers to curate an exhibition to be shown at Para Site in the summer of 2022. This platform is devised to provide an opportunity for emerging curators to develop one of their first major projects with all the resources, support, guidance, and infrastructure available to other Para Site exhibitions.

This project is open to curators irrespective of their nationality or residence, but the selected exhibition will have a meaningful connection with Hong Kong and its audiences.

Application Materials

  • A proposal (maximum 1 page, normal margin, point 12 font) for a curatorial project, which includes the concept and a preliminary list of artists to be presented at Para Site.

    • For an exhibition space that is approximately 2,500 square feet.

    • Concrete details outlining how the curatorial vision will appear in the space are welcome.

    • Succinct and compelling formulations of the curatorial vision, its relevance in today’s artistic landscape, and its connection to our audiences are encouraged.

    • Original conceptualisation and phrasing will be favoured over curatorial jargon and over reliance on academic quotation, unless a specific thinker’s ideas form the core of the proposal.

  • Curriculum Vitae, with an extensive description of relevant working experience.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted in English to by 29 November 2021. Please put ‘Emerging Curators Exhibition Proposal’ in the subject line.

Para Site’s floor plan can be downloaded here. The exhibition is allocated the standard Para Site exhibition budget, including artwork production costs, shipping costs, guest curator’s fee, artist fees, educational public programmes, and medical and dental insurance for Hong Kong-based artists and curators.