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.
22.6 - 9.7.2017
Huang Xiaopeng is an artist who lives and works in Guangzhou, China. His video and public installation works explore inevitable dislocations as a consequence of translating, copying and transforming, to test the boundaries of meaning. His exhibitions include: “Giorgio Andreotta Calo, Jalal Toufic, Huang Xiaopeng”, Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK), 2011; “The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (China), 2008; “The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now”, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, MOMA, New York (U.S.), 2006; “The Second Guangzhou Triennial”, Guangdong Museum Of Art, Guangzhou (China), 2005. He has also contributed critical text “Education as an Art Project” to Printed Projects 11, Dublin, 2009 (the 53rd Venice Biennial), 2009.
11.6 - 30.6.2017
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.