Currently based in Vernon, BC, Canada, on the land of the Syilx people of the Okanagan Nation.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS


2022     Strange Relief, w/ Fan Wu, Matt Smith, Stefana Fratila, Sanjeet Takhar, Addelle McCauley,
               Xenia Benivolski, Robert Steenkamer, and Music Gallery, Toronto (forthcoming)

2021     Country Balance, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto

2020     Grass Drama, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

2020     Staying in the feeling, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver

2019     Solitaire, w/ Anne Bourse, Cassandra Cassandra, Toronto

2018     Dreamweed, Unit 17, Vancouver

2018     Cloudcuckooville, Soon.tw, in collaboration with Tiziana La Melia

2017     Stupid sun, 8eleven, Toronto

2017     Milman Parry’s Waiting Room Rhapsody, Artspeak, Vancouver

2017     Mucking around the beginning and the end, w/ Sylvain Sailly, Spare Room, Vancouver

2015     Help me Remember, L’escalier, Montreal

2014     Window Bended Harmony, CSA Space, Vancouver

2008    PPPPFFFFFGGGGGHHHH w/ Christian Kliegel, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2022     Mystic Toolkit, Artpace, San Antonio, Texas

2021     Moonshow, curated by Hearth Garage @ the Plumb, Toronto

2021     Technē, organized by Antonia Hirsch, Republic gallery, Vancouver

2020     Pandemic is a Portal, SFU Audain Gallery, Vancouver

2018     Matters in the end, Support, London, On

2018     History Works Itself in All Directions, Blinkers, Winnipeg

2017     Soot, Unit 17, Vancouver

2016     Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

2016     Big Toe, Giant Steps, 221A @ Occidental Temporary, Paris, France

2015     Through a Window, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver

2015     Occasional Furniture, The Apartment, Vancouver

2011     Faker than Faux Fur, Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver


SPECIAL PROJECTS, COMMISSIONS, AND COLLABORATIONS


2022     E-flux special project, as part of Xenia Benivolski’s You Can’t Trust Music (forthcoming)

2021     Crossroads, Public artwork at 4488 Juneau St, Burnaby, B.C. 

2019     Second Spring, public gathering alongside Sungpil Yoon of VIVO with the COV, Trout Lake

2019     Anoetic Tokenization, a research project invited by Jesse Mckee and 221a, Blockchains and cultural  padlocks

2017     A Pair of Blue, commissioned music for performance by Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright

2017     Throwing shade, commissioned by Wllpprs, New Forms Festival, Vancouver

2017     Chintzware, Cambie Station, Capture Festival, Vancouver

2017     This chime has a door, commissioned by Yu Su, 221a

2017     Songs through a wall, commissioned by Stacey Ho

2015     Closeup, The Breakdown, commissioned music for Judy Radul, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

2015     Strange Relief, The Apartment, Vancouver

2015     Light Soluble Mediums, Organism for Poetic Research, The Picture Show, New York

2013     Continuum Model, commissioned soundtracks for films by Sylvain Sailly, Western Front, Vancouver

2013     Rent Assembly, Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver

2011     Signal & Noise Festival, VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver


LIVE PERFORMANCES & TALKS


2021     Guest Artist, University of Victoria Visual Arts, Victoria

2019     Cloudcuckooville, with Tiziana La Melia, organized by Casual Magic, New York City

2018     Guest Artist, Langara University, Vancouver

2017     Nexus Line, Kamias Triennale, Quezon City

2017     Fire makes no sound, Things that can Happen, Hong Kong

2017     What about the Children? Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels, Belgium

2017     In collaboration with Tiziana La Melia, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria

2017     Nexus Line, Vancouver Art Gallery

2016     Milman Parry's Waiting Room Rhapsody, The Tent Shop, Duplex, Vancouver

2014     Lot Potpourri in collaboration with Tiziana La Melia, The Apartment, Vancouver


CURATORIAL PROJECTS


2019     Humus, a presentation of research by artists, UBC Blockchain conference and Pollyanna Library, 221a

2015     Aligned with the Curve of Night, Model Projects, Vancouver, co-curated with Tiziana La Melia

2014     The Corruption of Time’s Dust, 221a, Vancouver, curatorial residency


BIBLIOGRAPHY


2021     Anoetic Tokenization, as part of Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks, 221a

2020     Ketamine Clear, as part of Pandemic is a Portal, SFU Audain Gallery

2018     Maggie Seven Days, Charcuterie 4

2017     Grammar Glamour, exhibition text for Tiziana La Melia, Unit 17

2016     Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery

2016     Influence in the air, textsound, Issue 21

2016     Bad Breath, ti-TCR, a Web-Folio, No. 15, pg 27.

2015     Surfing the Margins, The Bartleby Review, September.

2015     John Smith, The Art Book Review, February.

2014     Don’t Play, exhibition text for Steven Hubert, Sunset Terrace.

2014     Lisa Robertson’s “Thinking Space”, Capilano Review, Spring 2014.

2013     Amphibian Slurps (w/ Tiziana La Melia), Fantasy Art Now, Swimmers Group Books

2013     Drive to Siria, Spoox Audiozine, Issue 9


REVIEWS


2021     Almost Gathering, by Lauren Fournier, Galleries West, 2021

2021     Julian Yi-Zhong Hou’s Country Balance, by Molly Cranston, Editorial Magazine, 2021

2021     Grass Drama Julian Yi-Zhong Hou, by Magnus Tiesenhausen, Cmagazine, Summer 2021

2021     Grass Drama and Selected Works, Laura Stanley, New Feeling, Issue 4, 2021

2020     Resonant signals, by Joni Low, Canadian Art, Spring 2020

2020     Solitaire: Julian Hou and Anne Bourse, by Kate Kolberg, Cmagazine, Issue 145, 2020

2019     Julian Hou: Life of a resident artist, by Theresa K Howell, V 19, 2019

2019     Julian Hou, Interview by Fiorela Argueta, Discorder magazine, Winter 2018

2018     History is a passive translator, Lauren Lavery, Peripheral Review, August 8 2018

2017     Vancouver Report: From one body to another, Lucien Durey, Canadian Art online, October 25 2017

2017     Julian Hou: Milman Parry’s Waiting Room Rhapsody, Steffanie Ling, CMagazine, Issue 135, 2017.

2017     Mucking around at the beginning and the end, Steffanie Ling, Akimblog, September 2017.

2015     Aligned with the curve of night at Model Projects, Akimblog, September 2015

2014     Julian Hou at CSA space and 221a, Kathryn Rozitis, Issue Magazine Fall 2014.


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES


2021     Sobey Award Long-list

2019     Triangle Residency, Marseille

2018     Western Front Residency, Vancouver

2017     221a, Vancouver, Production Residency

2017     Mayor’s Award for Emerging Visual Artist, Vancouver

2014     221a, Vancouver, Curatorial Residency

2010     Vaughn Berg Memorial Award, UBC Architecture


GRANTS


2020     Canada Council Visual Arts Travel Grant

2018     Canada Council Visual Arts Research and Development Grant

2018     BC Arts Council Visual Arts Project Assistance Grant

2018     City of Vancouver Public Art Grant

2018     Canada Council Visual Arts Travel Grant

2017     Canada Council Media Arts Travel Grant


COMMUNITY SERVICE


2020-Present     Second Spring Managing and Artistic Director

2019-2021            Or Gallery Board of Directors


EDUCATION


2010     Masters of Architecture, University of British Columbia

2006     Bachelors of Arts, Art and Culture Studies, minor in Visual Arts, Simon Fraser University


COLLECTIONS


EQ Bank Collection
RBC Collection
Private Collections