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‘HalfDream’: Share & Make with Doreen Chan


Para Site
22/F, Wing Wah Ind. Building, 677 King's Road
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Limited space; sign up here


Do you sleep well? Did you dream last night? Do you want to fly back into the dream? What will you say to the one you miss if you see them again in your dream? As an extension of the project HalfDream, a participatory platform for dreamers to connect with each other, join the artist Doreen Chan for this sharing and interactive workshop exploring a dream of yours. During this dream trip, participants will be paired up with another dreamer to share your dreams and create a few clay objects related to the dreams. Participants are encouraged to leave a piece of their creations in the gallery and take another one home for yourself.

2.5 hours for each session, 16 participants per session. Must be age 18 or over to participate.

Session 1: 9 July 2023 (Sun) 2:00–4:30pm | In English
Session 2: 15 July 2023 (Sat) 2:00–4:30pm | In Cantonese
Session 3: 19 July 2023 (Wed) 2:00–4:30pm | In Cantonese

Visit HalfDream.org for more info on the project.

About the artist

Doreen Chan is a Hong Kong-born mixed-media artist who focuses on social practice. In her work, Chan re-examines the tensions between interpersonal relationships and subject formation. Through collecting, selecting, and reorganising fragments from everyday life, she explores how individuals interact with collective and personal memories. Her site-specific installations, public programs, virtual projects, and collaborates with a wide range of individuals using images, sculptures, objects, sounds, and performance.  In 2023, her commissioned project, Sipping Dreams, was the first to be exhibited at the V Hall at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong. The same year, she was listed as ArtReview China’s Future Greats. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the 4th VH Award of Hyundai Motor Group and selected as Cultured magazine’s Young Artists. She has exhibited internationally including the Ars Electronica Festival (2022, Linz (2022); UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2020); Times Museum, Guangzhou (2019); Art Omi, Ghent, New York (2018); and Para Site, Hong Kong (2017). Chan received her MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021.


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