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).

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