GUEST BIO: Cosmin Costinas

Costinas is the executive director/curator of Para Site, Hong Kong. He was the curator of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands (2008-2011), co-curator (with Ekaterina Degot and David Riff) of the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial: Shockworkers of the Mobile Image, Ekaterinburg, 2010, and editor of Documenta 12 Magazines, Kassel/Vienna (2005–2007). 

At Para Site, Costinas curated the exhibitions: A Beast, a God, and a Line (2018), Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs (2017) and Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, Ghosts, Rebels, SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story (with Inti Guerrero, 2013),” among others. At BAK, he curated Spacecraft Icarus 13. Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere, (2011) among others. He co-authored the novel Philip (2007) and has contributed his writing to numerous magazines and publications across the world. Costinas has taught and lectured at different universities and art academies in Europe and Asia. 

http://www.para-site.org.hk

Images: 1) A Beast, a God, and a Line (installation view from Para Site, HK, 2018). 2) Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs (installation view from Para Site, HK, 2017). 3) Journal of the Plague Year (installation view from Para Site, HK, 2013).