Jun 28, 2020 – Jul 24, 2020

Workshops for Emerging Arts Professionals 2020

28 Jun – 24 Jul, 2020


For the sixth consecutive year, Para Site is working with a group of emerging curators, writers, critics, researchers, and other arts professionals from Hong Kong and abroad, through a series of closed-door workshops and studio visits. As a consequence of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, for the first time the Workshops are being conducted online. Nevertheless, acknowledging the value of face-to-face experiences and of the unscripted in-between moments central to learning, this year’s participants will also be invited to join next year’s workshops, which we hope to be able to organise physically in Hong Kong. The programme is, as ever, designed to provide learning and thinking opportunities, mediated by reputed art practitioners, as well as being a laboratory for experimentation, posing fundamental questions that challenge various models of curatorial practice.

Participants: Rafi Abdullah (Singapore), Diane Ahn (Williamstown), Gwen Bautista (Manila), Gala Berger (San José/Buenos Aires), Marta Cacciavillani (London/Milan), Priyankar Bahadur Chand (Kathmandu), Joseph Chen King Yuen (Hong Kong), Rodrigo Guzman-Serrano (Mexico City/Hong Kong), Asia Jong (Vancouver), Lee Hiu Ting Christine (Hong Kong), Susie Quillinan (Lima/Melbourne), Akmalia Rizqita (Jakarta), and Amy Weng (Auckland).

Tutors: Cosmin Costinas (curator, Hong Kong), Inti Guerrero (curator, Hong Kong), Hit Man Gurung (artist and curator, Kathmandu), Anders Kreuger (curator, Helsinki), Koichiro Osaka (curator, Tokyo), Pan Lu (academic and artist, Hong Kong), Marie Helene Pereira (curator, Dakar), Sheelasha Rajbhandari (artist and curator, Kathmandu), Katerina Teaiwa (academic and artist, Canberra), and Yang Yeung (curator and writer, Hong Kong).

In addition to closed-door workshops, this year also sees each of the participants moderating one of the free-to-attend and open-to-the-public PS Paid Studio Visits taking place over the entire month, with one of the following Hong Kong artists: Chan Kakiu, Cheng Ting TingKitty Ko Sin Tung, Lee Kai Chung, Lo Lai Lai, Nicole Wong, and Alex Yiu. Head to our YouTube channel to watch more PS Paid Studio Visits.

Headline Sponsor for Para Site’s Digital Education Programme which includes the Workshops for Emerging Arts Professionals 2020 and PS Paid Studio Visits:

The Workshops this year are generously supported by Rena Arikawa, Jimmy K.W. Chan, Canute Dalmasse, Tasha Lalvani, Queenie Law, and those who wish to remain anonymous.