Cosmin Costinas new executive director of Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
The writer, critic and member of ERSTE Foundation’s PATTERNS advisory board has been named new executive director/curator of the Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong’s leading non-profit organisation dedicated to contemporary visual art exhibitions. Costinas is Asia’s first Outset Curator of Contemporary Art. His appointment is effective immediately.
“I believe we will consolidate Para/Site as an internationally relevant critical platform for contemporary art and as one of the core institutions designing a new, multi-centered global geography of art,” Costinas says. At Para/Site, he will focus on extending the organisation’s ambitious curatorial vision, a basis for the institution’s strong reputation as a champion of contemporary art in Hong Kong, since its inception as an artist-run space in 1996.
Cosmin Costinas is the outgoing curator at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht/Netherlands, and an advisory board member of PATTERNS at ERSTE Foundation, Vienna/Austria. At BAK, Costinas curated the exhibition “I, the Undersigned” by Rabih Mroué, which is currently shown at tranzitdisplay in Prague under the title “Will the Spring Visit Us?” (until 31 July).
More information is available at www.para-site.org.hk.