Waste ‧ Commission


Exhibition Period
Jun 25 - 30, 2019
Exhibition date and time
Tue to Sun, 12:00 - 19:00
Exhibition Place
WMA Space

Revisiting Hong Kong after the debut of ‘Ubiquitous Trash – Hong Kong Edition’ in 2016, Mexican art research collective TRES, the grant recipient for the WMA Commission 2015 upon the theme of “Waste”, will present a pop-up exhibition titled Here, There, Everywhere’ at the WMA Space from 25- 30 June 2019.

Through the use of Art-Based research, TRES collect different marine debris during their field trips and unveil their imaginary and material life cycle through their work. Inspired by Actor-Network Theory, they weave a series of associations between objects, but also between other non-human agents, such as Bryozoa, tiny sea critters that dwell on plastic. Their current investigation examines the hybridization of plastic, and questions the ecology behind the plastic condemnation.

The pop-up exhibition – Here, There, Everywhere will showcase TRES’ photographic works from ‘Ubiquitous Trash – Hong Kong Edition’, their research drawings, new findings and creations through the beach visit in 2019.

23/6 (Sun)
09:00 - 12:30 Artist Workshop: Coastal Trash or Art?  


TRES members Ilana Boltvinik and Rodrigo Vines will invite a group of members from the public to join them to revisit Lap Sap Wan, a site at which they have collected much materials for their Ubiquitous Trash – Hong Kong Collection four years ago. TRES will create artwork out of the “gems” found in this workshop which will be shown at the pop-up exhibition.

Date : 23.6.2019
Time : 9:00am -12:30pm
Gathering point:Shau Kei Wan (Details will be announced via email )
Language:English, Cantonese explanation will be provided 

*Registration is required.

29/6 (Sat)
17:00 - 18:30 Stories of Cans that Come Across your Life: An Open Discussion on Ocean Waste  


Behavioural change is a constant challenge facing environmental groups in their education and outreach efforts. This Saturday, the art collective TRES and Plastic Free Seas will sit together to have a dialogue about oceanic waste, materiality, and how they relate to our everyday lives. Through sharing different experiences between the art research collective and the charity, we hope to engage the audience to consider our individual ways and collective social behaviours through stories of our trash and treasures. 

Date: 29 June 2019

Time: 5 – 6:30pm

Venue: WMA Space

Language: English 

Speakers: Tracey Read, Founder  & CEO, Plastic Free Seas

Dana Winograd, Director – Operations , Plastic Free Seas

TRES (Ilana Boltvinik + Rodrigo Viñas, Mexico City)


*Registration is required.