EVANGELO COSTADIMAS


Bio

Greek/Italian born and raised in Ethiopia and later moved to Canada. Began photographing since age 12. Attended part-time photography studies at Niagara College, Algonquin College and Carleton University (all in Canada). Holds associate degrees in Telecommunications Technology and Computer Engineering from Niagara College, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and professional certification in Exhibition Studies and Art Curatorship from the Hong Kong Art School. Lives and works in Hong Kong as a photographer, artist and independent curator.


Solo Exhibitons

* Shooting Blind: portrayals from the street, curated by Helen Ng, Woodhouse Shopping Centre, Hong Kong, May 2010

* Deconsequences, Shanghai Street Art Space, Hong Kong, February 2008

* Safe Distance, Shanghai Street Art Space, Hong Kong, July 2007

* Metamorphosis, Sin Sin Atelier, Hong Kong, October 2005

* Viae Variae, Wurth-Gallery, Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong, December 2000

* Esoteric Erotica, OP fotogallery, Hong Kong, August 2000


Group Exhibitons

* Simulated Alternate Realities, curated by Davina Lee, 1a space, Hong Kong, October 2010

* Chroniques Hongkongaises, curated by Davina Lee, Diorama Rue Raspail, Arles, July 2010

* City Flaneur: Social Documentary Photography, The Hong Kong Herritage Museum, Hong Kong, June 2010

* displacement#3, video installation in collaboration with Syren Johnstone, ARTHK10, Hong Kong Convention Centre, May 2010

* Cross, YY9 Gallery, Hong Kong, May 2009

* Imaging Hong Kong - Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Edge Gallery, Hong Kong, December 2008

* Mastermind 2008, Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong, June 2008

* Almost 18, White Tube Gallery, Hong Kong, December 2006

* Moonstruck, The Hong Kong Artists Bieannale 2005, Club 64, Hong Kong, April 2005

* Dislocation Re-launch Exhibition, Fringe Club, Hong Kong, June 2004

* Wake up! Photography is Art, ART Statement Gallery, Hong Kong, June 2004

* Confronting Love : New Chinese Art, Fringe Club, Hong Kong, January 2004

* Art Mart 03: Made in Hong Kong for Hong Kong, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, December 2003

* To Conquer The West : New Chinese Art, MAPOFF, Hong Kong, November 2003

* Small Beginnings : New Chinese Art, Fringe Club, Hong Kong, October 2003

* ArtSupermarket 2002, Para/Site Art Space, 2002

* Bodywork, LEE Gallery, Toronto, December 2000

* Salon D'Hiver, Martini Gallery, Hong Kong, December 2000

* Zan Shin: Moment of Reflection, Photo Space Koyo, Tokyo, December 1999

* OP99 - 30 Original Works, OP fotogallery, December 1999

* OP98 - OP Editions, OP fotogallery, November 1998

* 23rd International Artists Living In Japan Annual Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, August 1998

* Nude Quartet, Martini Gallery, Hong Kong, July 1997

* OP95 - OP Editions, Fringe Club, November 1995

* Restricted Exposures : Private Content, Public View, curated by Lisa Cheung Hong Kong Fringe Festival, January 1996

* Traveling Light,  Hellenic Cultural Festival, Ottawa, August 1992

* That obscure object of desire, Hong Kong Fringe Festival, February 1991

* Refuge, QuArt Society, Hong Kong, December 1990


Curatorial

* Co-Curator, Hong Kong Photography 2010, INDEXG Gallery, Toronto, April 2010

* Co-Curator, Stretched Connotations, White Tube, Hong Kong, May 2010

* Curator, DEJA VU, Artist Eileen Chan's participation at the 9th Florence Biennale, Florence, December 2009

* Curator, Arnel S. Agawin: Remains of a Travelling Battered Wing, Osage Soho, Hong Kong, July 2009

* Co-Curator, Feigned Innocence: We all look [La Voyeuse ], Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, May 2009

* Curator, William Lim: Destination, Osage Soho, Hong Kong, September 2008

* Catalogue essay, "When the Journey Becomes the Destination" - William Lim: Destination, Osage, 2008

* Catalogue essay, "The Ever So Paradoxial Art of Wilson Shieh" - Wilson Shieh: Ladykillers, Osage, 2008

* Catalogue essay, "Echoes of Change" - Chinese Voices Chinese Stories, Osage, 2008

* Co-curator, Kung Lui: The Princess Within, Benten17 Gallery, Hong Kong, February 2008

* Assistant Curator, Star Fairy, Hong Kong at the 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, June 2007


SYREN JOHNSTONE


Bio

Syren studied in Sydney (BA (Hons)), Oxford (MSc) and London (MA) and has multidisciplinary working experience covering arts, psychology, neuroscience, education, law and executive level management. He has published extensively in several of these fields including books and academic journals. A founding partner of NJP STUDIO, a design consultancy that brings inspiration to commercial and urban landscapes, Syren is also active in a variety of arts-related endeavors including motion picture production and screenwriting. A Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, Syren has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1994.


Special projects

* Simulated Alternate Realities, curated by Davina Lee, 1a space, Hong Kong, October 2010

* Chroniques Hongkongaises, curated by Davina Lee, Diorama Rue Raspail, Arles, July 2010

* displacement#3, video installation in collaboration with Evangelo Costadimas, INPUT/OUTPUT Gallery, ARTHK10, Hong Kong Convention Centre, May 2010

* "excavation" Hong Kong - Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, Hong Kong Dec 2009" Feb 2010 (in collaboration with Kingsley Ng and Daniel Patzold)

* "regeneration“ an independent street market initiative, Hong Kong Jan 2010 (in collaboration with Kingsley Ng and Daniel Patzold)

* "community“ West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong - Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, Hong Kong Feb 2010 (in collaboration with Kingsley Ng and Daniel Patzold)


lost and gone

but for an imprint

which shall I cherish



displacement#3 is a filmed street documentation reflecting on the iconic culture of Hong Kong's oldest street market, a market now under threat of annihilation by redevelopment


The displacement of people, place and time together constitute a lens for understanding the market today. Established as a consequence of the Chinese diaspora following the Communist revolution in 1949, the market will itself soon be dispossessed of place and instead take the form of an uncertain memory of something that once existed.


A vendor and customer, merely shadows arcing to and fro in the noisy cast-light of remembered dealings. The happy swing of a full shopping bag or the inevitable tick of a pendulum?


evangelo costadimas | syren johnstone




enquiries

johnstone@njpstudio.com

ec@ecworks.com



displacement#3

video with sound, 4 min 23 sec