Congratulations to Judy Radul on winning the 2017 Mayor's Arts Award for Visual Arts! Here's what the city's site has to say about Judy, the prize, and SCA grad Julian Hou, who Judy chose as an 'emerging artist' to honour as part of her prize:
Judy Radul’s latest works involve an original computer controlled system for live and pre-recorded video. Her practice also includes sculpture, photography, writing and performance. Recent exhibitions include: a solo exhibition at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 2017; Contour Biennale 8, Mechelen, Belgium, 2017; Bienal de Nicaragua, 2016; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2015; Berlin Biennale 8, 2014; DAAD Galerie, 2013.
Her large-scale media installation World Rehearsal Court (2009) has been shown in Vancouver, Vienna, Seoul, Oslo and Moscow. Related to this project, with Marit Paasche she co-edited a book of collected essays and images A Thousand Eyes: Media Technology, Law and Aesthetics (Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2011). She has a BA in Fine and Performing Arts from Simon Fraser University and a MFA in Visual and Media Arts from Bard College, New York. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery and teaches at Simon Fraser University.
Julian Hou is an artist living as a guest on unceded Coast Salish territory, working in audio, digital media, performance, and installation. He has recently participated in solo and group exhibitions: 8eleven, Toronto; Spareroom, Vancouver; Artspeak, Vancouver; the Vancouver Art Gallery; 221A @ Occidental Temporary, Paris; L'escalier, Montreal; CSA Space, the Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, and The Apartment, Vancouver.
Hou has also recently held performances at Kamias Triennale, Manila; Things that can happen, Hong Kong; Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He was a curatorial resident at 221A in 2014, and has co-curated projects at Model Projects, Vancouver with Tiziana La Melia.