“Simulated Alternate Realities,” 2010. Exhibition view at 1a space, Hong Kong. Courtesy Diorama Projects
1a space is an independent, nonprofit contemporary visual art organization and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong art workers in 1998. It aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated art forms through the 1a space program, drawn from Hong Kong and the international arena.
The organization is operated by its Program Committee and governed by a Board of Directors. Operation funding has been assisted by grants and donations. Its administration is partially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Throughout the years, 1a space has developed a reputation as one of Hong Kong’s leading contemporary visual art organizations.
1a space has produced and organized more than 100 exhibitions and activities, and has been active in international exchanges, cultural activities, and festivals, as well as interactive community art, arts education, art criticism, and publications. The organization has also played a vital role in developing new frontiers for the visual art scene in Hong Kong and abroad. One of its major achievements has been to establish contemporary visual art within a wide viewing public, making it even more popular and accessible.