Power 100

Most influential people in 2021 in the contemporary artworld


Cosmin Costinas

Curator - Running one of Hong Kong's most influential independent art spaces

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Courtesy Para Site

Para Site, of which Costinas is executive director, celebrated its 25th anniversary this year by looking back at its history as one of Hong Kong’s most influential independent art spaces and affirming its role as a key supporter of experimental practices in Asia. The new 2046 Fermentation + Fellowships programme, awarded to 18 young Hong Kong artists, includes reciprocal learning and support sessions and invites participants to apply for individual grants of HK$20,000 to realise a proposal. Meanwhile, Para Site’s NoExit Grant for Unpaid Artistic Labour continues into its second year: 28 Filipino artists received HK$20,000 each for unconditional use. It was business-as-usual programming this year. A long-running open call for emerging curators produced Alvin Li and Junyuan Feng’s Liquid Ground; an institutional tie-up with Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum resulted in Curtains; and a solo exhibition by Hong Kong-based artist Luke Ching Chin Wai questioned wider structures in society. Meanwhile, Costinas’s postponed edition of the Kathmandu Triennale is scheduled to take place this coming February.

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