Founders of Para Site (From left to right)
Patrick Lee, Leung Chi-wo, Phoebe Man Ching-ying, Sara Wong Chi-hang, Leung Mee-ping, Tsang Tak-ping (not in the picture, Lisa Cheung)

 

Para Site is Hong Kong's leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and educational projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society. 

Founded in early 1996 as an artist run space, Para Site was Hong Kong's first exhibition-making institution of contemporary art and a crucial self-organised structure within the city’s civil society, during the uncertain period preceding its handover to Mainland China. Throughout the years, Para Site has grown into a contemporary art centre, engaged in a wide array of activities and collaborations with other art institutions, museums, and academic structures in Hong Kong and the international landscape. In early 2015, Para Site moved to greatly increased premises, in North Point/Quarry Bay. Throughout its history, Para Site's activities have included a range of different formats, among which P/S magazine (1997-2006), a bilingual publication, which was Hong Kong's first visual arts magazine and a central platform for the development of art writing and of a discursive scene in the city and the Curatorial Training Programme (2007-2010). Since 2012, Para Site has been running an International Art Residency Programme and has been organizing an annual international conference. This is accompanied, starting from 2015, by a new educational format aimed at training young curators and other art professionals. Para Site's activities are made possible by the generous support of its patrons, and grants from foundations and the Government of the HKSAR. 

Website and Branding designed by Studio Manuel Raeder, Berlin.
Website programmed by Seongwan Park.

Team

Cosmin Costinas
康喆明
Executive Director/Curator

Claire Shea
謝清
Deputy Director

Freya Chou
周安曼
Curator of Education and
Public Programmes

Qu Chang
瞿暢

Associate Curator

Olivia Chow
周宛昀
Assistant Curator 

Fanny Chan
陳趣源
Project Coordinator/ Curatorial Assistant

Apoorva Rajagopal
Development and Communications Coordinator

Jenny Tam
譚蔚廷
Gallery Manager

Board

Alan Lau Ka Ming
劉家明
Chair

Jehan Pei Chung Chu
朱沛宗
Co-Vice Chair

Mimi Chun Mei-Lor
秦美娜
Co-Vice Chair

Bonnie Chan Woo Tak Chi
胡陳德姿
Treasurer

Sara Wong Chi Hang
黃志恆
Secretary

Kurt Chan Yuk Keung
陳育強

Alan Y Lo
羅揚傑

Mina Park

Yana Peel

Advisors

Tobias Berger

Mimi Brown

Chow Yung Ping
周勇平

Reina Chau
周譚蕙菁

David Clarke
祈大衛

Deborah Ehrlich
艾心玫

Patrick Foret

Anselm Franke

Claire Hsu
徐文玠

Hu Fang
胡昉

Tim Li Man-Wai
李民偉

Kai-Yin Lo
羅啟妍

Jessica Morgan

Mina Park

Magnus Renfrew(Chair)

Honus Tandijono

Wong Wo Bik
王禾璧