Artist, researcher and writer, who concerns about community and ecological issues.
Julie Chou was one of the core members for management in artist-run gallery 'Shin Leh Yuan Art Space', meaning 'New Paradise' and 'SLY Art' as abbreviation. She helped the late independent curator Elsa Chen to organize a cross-disciplinary exhibition of 'City of Swallows' in 2006 whose main focus is social consideration, then co-odinated an exchange show 'City Mambo' between Taipei and Sedney with Australian artists group 'Stone Villa' in the same year.
Since 2007, her focus has been directed to community and environment. In 2007-2008, she particated in the 'Art as Environment – A Cultural Action on Tropic of Cancer' project in Chiayi and took residencies in an agricultural village Donghouliao and a fishing town Budai, both are in the rural area of southwest Taiwan.
Then she took a research trip to Britain on its ecological art development in 2009, and published the outcome as a book of 'Insights into the Eco-art of Britain' in 2012.
From 2010 to 2013, she was invited to various residencies to do projects in Taipei, Tainan, Yunlin, TaoYuan, Chiayi and New Taipei City, as well as Japan and Macau.