Para Site International Art Residency (PS IAR) aims to promote the generation of art and ideas through the introduction of invited artists, curators and writers to Hong Kong. As the inaugural residency programme run by Para Site, PS IAR is conceptualised as a research period of up to two months where participants are encouraged to engage with the local and regional art scene through studio visits, talks, screenings, performances and other activities. At the same time, PS IAR hopes to become a platform to facilitate potential future opportunities and collaborations between Hong Kong, Para Site and the participants. PS IAR is an invitation-based programme and is currently unable to process unsolicited applications.


26.1 - 20.2.2018

Manuel Pelmuş is a choreographer active in the Bucharest dance community. He studied dance in Bucharest, Romania, and performed extensively with the Romanian National Opera, Romanian television, and the state opera in Cluj, before spending several years performing with the Hamburg Opera, touring throughout Europe, Asia, and South America.  He eventually moved away from his classical training to explore more politically charged, avant-garde styles. Pelmuş is now known for working abstractly and meditatively in explorations of identity, cultural similarities, common references in language, and mass media. His dances include atypical gestures, and sometimes complete stillness. Pelmuş believes that dance is not defined by movement, but by the body.



Para Site Art Space is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Pilot Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Founded in 1996, 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.  


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