Cosmin Costinaş

Cosmin Costinaş (b. 1982, Satu Mare, Romania) is the Executive Director/Curator of Para Site, Hong Kong (since September 2011). He has been part of the curatorial team for the Shanghai Biennial (with Anselm Franke - chief curator, Hila Peleg, Zhu Ye, Liu Xiao and Freya Chou), Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (November, 2014). 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: Ten Million Rooms of Yearning, Sex in Hong Kong (with Chantal Wong, 2014); the conference Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The New Performance Turn, Its Histories and Its Institutions (with Ana Janevski, 2014); Golden Heights Estate (with Qinyi Lim and What, How & for Whom/WHW, 2014); Great Crescent: Art and Agitation in the 1960s—Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan (with Doryun Chong and Lesley Ma, 2013-2014); A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story (with Inti Guerrero, 2013); It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve (2013); About Films. Deimantas Narkevičius (2012); Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York (with Doryun Chong, 2012); rites, thoughts, notes, sparks, swings, strikes. a hong kong spring (with Venus Lau, 2012); Two Thousand Eleven (2011). At BAK, he curated Spacecraft Icarus 13. Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere (2011); In the Middle of Things by Olga Chernysheva (2011); I, the Undersigned by Rabih Mroué; Expo Zero by Boris Charmatz (2010); 1st Former West Congress (with Mária Hlavajová, 2009) and Surplus Value by Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor (2009). He co-authored the novel Philip (2007) and has contributed his writing to numerous magazines, books, and exhibition catalogs across the world. Costinaş has taught and lectured at different universities and art academies in Europe and Asia. Costinaş lives and works in Hong Kong.

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