Para Site is thrilled to host Serene Hui, an emerging Hong Kong artist, to engage with our archival materials. The artist is currently based at Para Site for one and a half months for intensive research, and will consolidate and share her findings weekly via our social media platforms. Para Site is providing the artist with studio space, an honorarium, and health insurance coverage, in exchange for her work to activate the history of the Hong Kong local art scene in the last 25 years.
About the artist
Serene Hui is an artist based in the Netherlands and Hong Kong. Her artistic practice aims to reframe and rethink conditions of the contemporary through politically driven art-making and research. She is particularly interested in the notion that aesthetics and politics both draft maps of the in/visible—trajectories between the visible and the sayable, relationships between modes of being and saying, and modes of doing and making. She addresses obscurity and nuances by creating an ontological shift of displacement in her installations, live works, and writings. By juxtaposing and converging dissimilar situations, the works raise questions such as how one responds to, or what one can possibly get out of—the moment of conflict, estrangement or resistance, whilst exploring the diverse meanings of its complex contents—questions of authorship, authenticity, and authority. Serene received her MA from The Royal Academy, The Hague. In 2021, she released the book-length publication May We Live In Interesting Times—The Politics and Poetics of Ambivalence and is now showing two new commissioned works at Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong.