Para Site is thrilled to host Li Hiuwa, an emerging Hong Kong artist, to engage with our archival materials in our ongoing Studio + Archive Project. The artist will be based at Para Site for three months for intensive research and will consolidate and share his findings bi-weekly via our social media platforms. Para Site is providing the artist with studio space, an honorarium, and health insurance coverage, in exchange for his work to activate the history of the Hong Kong local art scene in the last 25 years.
About the artist
Li Hiuwa (b.1991) is always attracted to nonsense and ‘unimportant things’ which is sourced from city life, finding the hilarity in its midst and connecting every fragment that is taken by his camera. Li’s poetic and subtle observations are always present in his works through still images that resist the fast pace of the city. Li is a photo-based artist who lives and works as an art technician in Hong Kong. He received his BA from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. Li enjoys manga, and has been experimenting on image with different construction materials, such as glass, concrete, and metals. He is recently thinking of space, such as how it could be constructed and affected our senses and experience when we arrange the objects and subjects in the space, and what kind of narratives could be presented in it.