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Julian Yi-Zhong Hou Research Residency

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This project resulted in a series of limited edition pigment prints on adhesive wallpaper and screen prints on t-shirts produced in collaboration with Justin Muir and Ben Duncan at Malaspina’s studio on Granville Island.

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Julian Yi-Zhong Hou was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Treaty 6 territory, and currently lives in Vancouver, on the land of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. He is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is centred on contemporary mystical narratives, mental health and consciousness, occult histories and divination practices. His work has been the focus of solo and group exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; 8eleven, Toronto; Artspeak, Vancouver; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. His most recent work, Grass Drama, has been shown in parts at Cassandra Cassandra, Toronto (2019); Unit 17, Vancouver (2018); and in Charcuterie 4 (2018). Hou holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Cultural Studies degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of British Columbia. He has held residencies at Triangle, Marseille; Western Front and 221A Vancouver, and in 2017 he won the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Award for Emerging Visual Artist. He is currently on the board of the Or Gallery and he is one of the founding members of the record label Second Spring.