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Instagrampier - Pierfrancesco Celada solo|IG 碼頭 - Pierfrancesco Celada 個人展覽

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Instagrampier - Pierfrancesco Celada solo|IG 碼頭 - Pierfrancesco Celada 個人展覽

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The current exhibition at WMA, ‘Instagrampier’ is a solo exhibition by Pierfrancesco Celada (Pier).

Pier began frequenting the Western District Public Cargo Working Area at the Western District of Hong Kong after moving to the area in 2016. The Pier, once used primarily for shipping and trading, is now better known as the Instagrampier.

Pier begins to notice all kinds of repetitions, new faces show up and old faces return, but Instagrams with the same poses at the same locations within the Pier were made, depicting the same ways this public open space was enjoyed as shared in the social media. Piqued by this interest, Pier expanded his photography practice to curate the Instagrampier’s own Instagram account by making photographs of others taking pictures while physically visiting the Pier, and collecting the images others made in the virtual space. The artist found himself engaged in an endless cycle of representation. It was not until March 1, 2021, when the Marine Department closed the Pier to the public citing pandemic reasons, did the artist break away from the cycle.

WMA 現正展出 Pierfrancesco Celada (Pier) 最新個人展覽「IG 碼頭」。

早於 2016 年,Pier 已經常進出西區公眾貨物裝卸區,享受這片寬敞又自由的空間之餘,日復一日地拍下所見所聞。這個曾經主要用作船運和貿易的碼頭,現以 「IG 碼頭」之名廣為人知。

在這個人潮如鯽的碼頭上,不論是陌生還是熟悉的面孔,都選擇在幾個特定景點擺出一樣的姿勢,以相同的方式去享用這個公共空間,然後放上社交媒體分享。為此趣味使然的 Pier,決定擴展他的攝影計劃,並在 Instagram 上開設他自己的「IG 碼頭」帳戶。透過拍攝別人在拍攝和收集別人分享的影像,Pier 察覺自己正身處一個現實和虛擬的無休止漩渦裏。直至2021 年 3 月 1 日,海事處以疫情為由禁止公眾進入,他才得以脫離這個循環,重新審視他拍過近三萬張的照片。


		Instagrampier - Pierfrancesco Celada solo|IG 碼頭 - Pierfrancesco Celada 個人展覽 image

		Instagrampier - Pierfrancesco Celada solo|IG 碼頭 - Pierfrancesco Celada 個人展覽 image

The Pier becomes a place of transition, no longer between land and sea, but between reality and the virtual world of self-representation; between our real selves and the way we wish our lives were perceived and represented. Through this iteration, the artist pays tribute to all his project collaborators met via the 'Instagrampier', and brings another transition of representation of people and lives from the public and virtual spaces to this private exhibition space.

「IG 碼頭」從一個海洋和陸地之間的中轉站,演變成自我投射的修羅場,我們將真實的自己,上傳到虛擬世界,過渡成一個又一個我們憧憬的形象。透過是次展覽,藝術家希望向所有「IG 碼頭」的協作者致敬,同時引領大家遊走於公共與私密,虛擬與真實之間。


		Instagrampier - Pierfrancesco Celada solo|IG 碼頭 - Pierfrancesco Celada 個人展覽 image

		Instagrampier - Pierfrancesco Celada solo|IG 碼頭 - Pierfrancesco Celada 個人展覽 image

A number of public programmes will be held alongside the exhibition. Stay tuned to our social media platforms for more details.



Details of the Exhibition 展覽詳情 :

Date /日期 : 15.06.2021 - 01.08.2021

Time/時間 : 12nn - 7pm (星期二至日 Tue to Sun)

Place/地點 : 8/F Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central

WMA Space, 中環永和街23-29號俊和商業中心8樓

* WMA Space is a private venue for WMA Members only *

* WMA Space 為私人場所,惟WMA會員方能進場參觀 *


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About the artist

After completing a PhD in Biomechanics, Pierfrancesco Celada has started a series of long-term photographic projects documenting life in modern cities. He won the Guernsey Photography Festival International Competition (2020), PHMuseum Photography Grant (runner-up, 2020), Happiness Onthemove Award (2017), the Photolux Leica Award (2014) and the IdeasTap and Magnum Photos Photographic Award (2011). His work has been exhibited internationally including London, Paris, Oslo, Hamburg, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He published his first monograph Instagrampier in June 2021. He has been based and worked in Hong Kong since 2014.


Pierfrancesco Celada 完成生物機械學博士學位後,開展了一系列長期攝影計劃,記錄現代城市生活百態。他曾獲「Guernsey Photography Festival International Competition 2020」、「PHMuseum Photography Grant 2020 二等奬」、「Happiness Onthemove Award 2017」、「Photolux Leica Award 2014」及「IdeasTap and Magnum Photos Photographic Award 2011」等攝影獎項。作品曾於不同城市展出,包括倫敦、巴黎、奧斯陸、漢堡、東京及香港。2021 年 6 月出版首本攝影集《Instagrampier》。自 2014 年始旅居香港。


Rules for Visitors

  1. All visitors must follow admission rules and guidelines of the organizer, venue staff and building owner.
  2. WMA Space is a private venue for WMA Members only.
  3. Personal data collected herein will be used for membership registration purposes. Please refer to WMA Membership details and WMA’s Personal Data Collection Statement.
  4. For the purpose of effective crowd management and public health safety measures, the organizer has set up a ticketing system. WMA Members are required to make an appointment before visiting the exhibition and to sign a health declaration form before entering the venue.
  5. Each appointment registration can only be used by one person once. Please select the admission date and time, and provide your name and email address for registration.
  6. The appointment time slot is in units of 30 minutes. Visitors should make an appointment not less than10 minutes before admission.
  7. Wheeled luggages, prams, selfie sticks, hazardous goods and animals (except assistance dogs), are not allowed.
  8. Eating, drinking and smoking is not allowed in the space.
  9. Tickets not issued by the designated event organizing platform will not be recognized by the organizer.
  10. If a typhoon or rainstorm warning signal is issued on the day of the ticket, please pay attention to the organizer’s social media platform for the latest arrangements.
  11. The organizer reserves the right to change or revise the content and arrangements of the exhibition for any reason, and subject to change without prior notice.
  12. The organizer reserves the right to define, add and modify the terms and conditions herein. If there is any dispute, the organizer reserves the right to make the final decision. Visitors hereby agree to abide by all the terms and conditions.


  1. 所有參觀人士必須遵照主辦單位、場地工作人員及大廈業主之入場規則及指引,否則會被拒絕入場。
  2. 展覽場地為私人場所,惟WMA會員方能進場參觀。
  3. 是次展覽所收集之個人資料將用作會員註冊,敬請留意。有關WMA收集個人資料詳情,請參考WMA會籍私隱政策
  4. 為控制人流及公眾健康着想,主辦方特設入場時段預約系統,WMA會員入場前須預約入場時段及填寫健康申報表。
  5. 每個預約登記只限一人使用一次,請選擇入場日期及時間,並提供姓名及電郵地址登記。
  6. 預約時段以30分鐘為單位,請於到訪前最少10分鐘前預約。
  7. 請勿攜帶任何有輪轆之行李、嬰兒車、自拍棒、危險品及動物(導盲犬除外)入場。
  8. 場內不准飲食及嚴禁吸煙。
  9. 預約參觀服務如非來自主辦單位指定系統,參觀人士將被拒入場。
  10. 如在展覽當日發出颱風或暴雨警告信號,請留意資訊發佈平台了解最新安排。
  11. 主辦單位保留因任何原因更改、修訂展覽內容及安排的權利,如有更改,恕不另行通知。
  12. 此條款及細則,如有未盡事宜,主辦單位保留所有解釋丶增加及修改之權利,如有任何爭議,主辦單位保留最終決定權。參觀人士謹此同意及遵守所有條款及細則。
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WMA is a non-profit platform dedicated to facilitating greater understanding of Hong Kong through the lens-based art form.

WMA 為一個致力以影像藝術深入探索香港的非牟利平台。

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