Para / Site


Name of the responsible structure : Para / Site
Type of structure : Non for profit association
Profile of the initiators of the project : artists collective
Continent : Asia
Country : Hong Kong
Address: Ground Floor, N.2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 25174620
Fax : (852) 2517850
Mail :
Website :
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Contact : Leung Chi Wo


Para-Site is a non-profit making art space run by a group of independent artists in Hong Kong and supported by the Hong Kong Arts development Council. Founded by seven Hongkong artists in 1996, Para/Site was originally a response to the limitation of conventional exhibition space in Hongkong. In a derelict shop space in Kennedy Town, Para-Site had appeared shortly for a series of 3 site-specific exhibitions. In 1997, it moved to the present location, a two-storey shop space around 150 m sq., in Sheung Wan. Mainly supported by its Patron List, other fundraising projects and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Para/Site is the most sustaining artist-run space in Hong Kong. In 1998, its branch space, Para/Site Central, was opened inside Hanart TZ Gallery, a commercial gallery, in Central. However it is “ hosted ” by a commercial gallery, it is curated and managed independently by Para-Site. It is the smallest exhibition space in Hong Kong. It aims at promoting quality works by local artists

Former use : local eatery
Surface of the site : shopfront space
Location : city
Foundation year : 1996
Type of occupation : lease
Owner of the building : private


Art gallery/exhibition places
Small bookshop
Art Criticism Workshop

Social and artistic disciplines

Visual art : Residencies / Creation / Production / Diffusion / Debates / Lecture / Conferences / Festivals

Publication : PS is an independent 16-page contemporaryart discourse with text and images

Financial support

Patron List
Government grant


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