Founder of Galerie Huit Arles, Julia de Bierre is an author, gallery owner and activist for heritage protection and sustainability. She lives and works between France and Malaysia, where she was born. After attending Uplands School in Penang, Malaysia, she completed her studies at the University of Bristol, UK.
For many years, Julia curated, restored and animated one of the most prestigious medieval castles in Switzerland, using this magnificent setting for the organization of workshops and seminars on fine and decorative arts. She continues to write for leading international publications; in Malaysia, her work is published by “Areca Books”. Julia is a regular guest of photography fairs such as Paris Photo, Photo Doc Paris, AIPAD New York, Photo London and Photo Basel. In Europe, she juries for the Bourse du Talent, and the InCadaques Photography Festival and is frequently invited to read photography portfolios. She is a member of Gallery Climate Coalition and Arles Contemporain, the network of galleries and museums in Arles.