Chialin Chou is an architecture and design curator focusing on the intersection of archival and digital media. She joined Storefront as a Curatorial Fellow for the 2012 exhibition Past Futures, Present, Futures. As a fellow, Chou began working with Storefront’s archive of programming material and in 2013 submitted a proposal to preserve and process the archive for public access. In 2014, with the generous support from the New York State Archives and the Council on Library and Information Resources, Storefront appointed Chou as the Associate Curator of Archives and Global Networks. She is responsible for overseeing the archive project and other international initiatives.
Chou was formerly the Special Projects Manager at Cai Guo-Qiang’s studio and the Curator for Van Alen Institute’s Design Archive. Her previous experience includes archival processing at Department of Drawings and Archives at Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, and independent curatorial projects at CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, and MU, Eindhoven, Netherlands. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science, and an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts.