Exhibitions & Events


Art After Hours 2019

Incoming Outgoing No. 1: spontaneous rituals with Shane Aspegren and Suitcase Institute

23 Aug 2019

Screening and Talk | Chungking Global

17 Aug 2019

Merry Night Ride: performance by Merry Lamb Lamb

16 Aug 2019

Real Estate Zine Bedroom Story: launch with Popo-Post Art Group

9 Aug 2019

Translator as viewer as performer: re-translating conceptual art with Yan Wu

3 Aug 2019

Richard Roe: reading by Tyler Coburn

2 Aug 2019

Cross and Transfer: Bookmaking Workshop with Doreen Chan

27 Jul 2019

ART AFTER HOURS - Disaster and Japanese Art: Noi Sawaragi Lecture

14 Jul 2019

Art After Hours: Mauvais Sang Screening + Li Chi Tak in Conversation

28 Jun 2019

Art After Hours: Sarah Morris: No Inside Outside (ASAP Keynote Lecture)

7 Jun 2019

Art After Hours: Screening and Talk | Rehearsing the Museum

24 May 2019

"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

17 May 2019

Yuk Hui: Book Launch

3 May 2019

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔(多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng and curator talk with Ying Kwok

12 Apr 2019

Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

6 Apr 2019

Screening of “Prison Architect” by Cao Fei with the artist present and followed by a Q&A session

28 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔 (多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng

22 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: “Come to me, Paradise” Film Screening and Conversation with Artist Stephanie Comilang

15 Mar 2019

Travelling Book: “14 Years Old & World & Border” Book Launch & Reading Event

9 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: “The Witching Hour” Panel

8 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: The Violence of Gender (From a Hong Kong perspective) Panel

7 Mar 2019

[Art After Hours] Artist’s Choice: ”Night of the Living Dead“ and in Conversation with Angela Su

1 Mar 2019

Art After Hours: Zhong Kui and the Reform of Hell—A Puppet Show by eteam

22 - 23 Feb, 2019

Art After Hours: Karaoke Court by Jack Tan

8 Feb 2019

Art After Hours: Contagion and Hygiene panel

1 Feb 2019

Art After Hours: Hong Kong Visions with Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong

18 Jan 2019

Art After Hours: The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party

4 Jan 2019

Paid Programme Registration Required

Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

Time |
2:30pm-4pm
Location |
JC Contemporary
Price |
Free of charge

The mosquito is an intriguing insect. It has been labelled the ‘world’s most dangerous animal’, but how much do we know about mosquitoes and how much should we know? The success of the mosquito lies in its adaptation to a wide variety of environments, especially warm climates. Indeed, many species are found across Hong Kong and the wider region. Today, mosquito-borne diseases including Dengue fever, Zika, malaria and Japanese Encephalitis are widespread and on the rise across Asia.

Why do mosquitoes exist and how have they impacted society? How should we deal with the mosquito as an irritant and a disease carrier?  This engaging workshop will open up the mysterious world of the mosquito. It will explore how and why the mosquito gained visibility as a threat and has fluctuated between nuisance and menace over time. It will examine the complex interactions between mosquitoes, humans, disease, and environment, and consider the role of the mosquito in disease transmission. The discussion will further challenge common perceptions of mosquitoes: from their biology, to their representation in the media and in art, to their global health impact.

The workshop will also show how mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria have shaped Hong Kong’s history, while Dengue and Zika viruses present new threats and challenges. The workshop is open to the public and will feature fun mosquito related activities for younger members of the audience.


Ria Sinha 

Ria Sinha is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. She trained in biology and parasitology at King’s College London and gained a PhD from Imperial College London in collaboration with the Malaria Research Group at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in the Netherlands. Dr. Sinha’s current research focuses primarily on vector-borne diseases and the deployment of anti-disease technologies in the field. She is interested in the variables that shape disease ecologies and in the socio-political processes that influence the development and implementation of novel biomedical strategies. Among other projects, she is currently completing a history of malaria in Hong Kong.