Wen-ji Jung & Ke-jeng Huang 01, 2012
Lulu Shur-tzy Hou（Kaohsiung, Taiwan）
[Recommended by Nobuo Takamori and Bamboo Curtain Studio]
Lulu Shur-tzy Hou was born in 1962,Jia-yi, Taiwan.
Hou graduated from the Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University and has a Master of Fine Arts (Imaging Art)from the Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. Hou is currently working as assistant professor at the Department of Creative Design and Architecture at National University of Kaohsiung. Her works explore issues related to gender identification, self-identification, and third-world female laborer; thus her works voice and reflect social-economic issues of modern Taiwan. Hou's recent work focuses on Asian foreign brides in Taiwan in which she explores the lives of these female immigrants, their self-consciousness and struggle with identity.
Recommended by:Nobuo Takamori（Independent Curator） and Bamboo Curtain Studio
Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1995. The goal of BCS is to encourage cross cultural exchanges, national and international, by providing a platform that stimulates new ideas and possibilities. BCS has open-call for artist/curator/researcher around the world from October to December each year. The Studio also aims to create an environment that lifts barriers to provide quality spaces, facilities, and services for on-site production and research. In addition, BCS works closely with local communities to bring awareness about the environment; the project of Art as Environment - A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek has been awarded and recognized both nationally and internationally.