CHOU, Yu-Ling


latest update:2021-12-31

Chou Yu-Ling is a writer, researcher and curator, based in Taiwan. Graduated from Birkbeck College (The London Consortium), University of London in Humanities and Cultural Studies with Ph.D. Her area of research includes visual culture, moving images’ curation, exhibition-making of art history (especially focusing on Taiwan’s art history exhibitions after the late 80s) and curatorial methodology. She was the assistant curator in resident, Chinese Art Centre and was assistant curator of Asia Triennial Manchester: Harmonious Society (2014). In 2015 Chou joined the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts as a curator, where she curated Hardcore Rally with Hantoo Art Group (2017) and Wild Rhizome: 2018 Taiwan Biennial (with Gong Jow-Jiun). Amongst other projects, Chou is also the curator of The Man with the Film Projector – Kao Chung-li’s solo exhibition (2015, Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, London) and curated Every Film is an Enigma: Moving Images in the Black Box and the White Cube (2017, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan) with The Other Cinema Collective where she is one of the members. She was also a jury member for the Han Nefkens Foundation — Buk SeMA Korean Video Art Production Award 2019. She was a curator in residence for the 2021 International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York.

  • 2018

    Co-curate Wild Rhizome: 2018 Taiwan Biennial with Gong Jow-Jiun at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

  • 2017/7-2017/9

    Every Film is an Enigma: Moving Images in the Black Box and the White Cube (co-curated with The Other Cinema Collective) at Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan

  • 2014

    Assistant Curator for Asia Triennial Manchester: Harmonious Society, Manchester, UK

  • 2011

    Plug in X Add on: a rehearsal of potential connections between two cities in Rag Factory, London, UK

  • 2010

    Assistant curator of Chen Chieh-jen: Empire’s Borders II — Western Enterprises Inc in Chinese Art Centre, Manchester, UK

  • 2008-2015

    Ph.D., Humanities and Cultural Studies, The London Consortium, Birkbeck College, Univeristy of London

  • 2015-2021

    National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, curator

  • 2019

    Jury member for the Han Nefkens Foundation — Buk SeMA Korean Video Art Production Award, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

  • 2005-2006

    Graduate School of Art and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, research assistant

  • 2017

    “Grab your Bow and Arrow Shooting down the Nine Suns: Early Experimental Films of Theater Group and its Impact on the First-wave Hong Kong Experimental Films in the 1960s”, paper presented at The Renaissance of Cultural Memory: Reconstructing Art Histories in Contemporary Taiwan, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung

  • 2014

    “Invisible archives: the immateriality of archival culture”, paper presented at Artists’ Film Biennial 2014 Symposium: Aesthetics of the Non-visible at ICA, London

  • 2011

    “Mise-en-scène and Archive: The language of gravity in Chen Chieh-jen’s works”, paper presented at international conference Out of Archive: Artists, Images and History at Tate Modern, London

  • 2021

    Curator in Residence at International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

  • 2019

    “Thinking through the Visual: Curating as an Alternative Way of Construing Art Histories”, paper presented at the Curators’ Intensive Taipei 19 International Conference and Workshops at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

  • 2019/10/19

    “Moving Images’ History and its Curatorial Practice in Taiwan”, lecture, Royal College of Art, London, organized by Platform Asia

  • 2015

    Grants for “Curator’s Incubator Program at Museums” from The National Culture and Arts Foundation

  • 2013

    Third Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art

  • 2011

    “Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad” from Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

  • 2007

    “Studying Abroad Scholarship” from Bureau of International Cultural and Educational Relations, Ministry of Education, Taiwan

  • 2004

    S-AN Aesthetics Dissertation Award by the thesis “Contradictions and Madness - An Investigation on the Exhibition of Light Through the Fissure: Hou Tsung-hui’s photography”, S-An Cultural Foundation