Para Site Appoints Adeline Ooi, Honus Tandijono, and Yuki Terase as Board Members

Para Site, Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre, is thrilled to name Adeline OoiHonus Tandijono, and Yuki Terase as Board Members. They will be joining existing members Alan Lau Ka Ming (Chair), Mimi Chun Mei-Lor (Vice Chair), Antony Dapiran (Treasurer), Sara Wong Chi Hang (Secretary), Nick AdamusShane AkeroydBonnie Chan Woo Tak ChiDr. Yeewan KoonAlan Y LoFederico Tan, and Young Kar Fai Samson. Together they will work closely with Billy Tang, Executive Director and Curator, and the Para Site team to guide the organisation. They will begin their roles in February 2024.

Adeline Ooi is a curator and art advisor. From 2015 to 2023, she headed Art Basel in the region as Director Asia and a member of Art Basel’s Executive Committee.  When she joined Art Basel in 2013, one of her most notable tasks was to establish Asia’s premier international art fair in Hong Kong. Prior to this role, Ooi worked on a number of regional projects in various capacities with institutions and galleries in Southeast Asia focusing mainly on Malaysian, Indonesian, and Filipino contemporary art. She directed and co-founded RogueArt in 2009, a cultural agency based in Malaysia, where her clients included artists, galleries, institutions, and both corporate and private collections.

Raised in Hong Kong, Honus Tandijono started collecting with a focus on Chinese contemporary art, and gradually expanded his collection to include multinational interdisciplinary contemporary artists. Tandijono is a Member of the Asian Art Circle at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum since 2019; a Founding Benefactor of M+ Museum; a Member of M+ Council for New Art (2018–2020; 2021–2023). Previously, he was on the Advisory Board of Para Site (2012–2023); a member of the International Circle of Centre Pompidou (2014–2020), and a supporter of Philippe Parreno’s Turbine Hall Commission, Anywhen (2016), at Tate Modern.

Yuki Terase is a Founding Partner of Art Intelligence Global. Prior to founding Art Intelligence Global, Terase began her art career at Sotheby’s in 2011 and was appointed Head of Contemporary Art, Asia, in 2018. In addition to overseeing record-breaking sales of works by major Asian contemporary artists, Terase established new benchmarks for Western art in Asia and was instrumental in placing numerous blue-chip works into prominent private and institutional collections. Known for her innovative curatorial approach, Terase worked with a number of cultural leaders in organising pioneering themed auctions that influenced collecting habits in the Asian market.