Carey Young

An astronaut sleeping.
Carey Young, Kosmica, Columbiad, 1997
Atomic (book cover), 1998
Atomic (book cover), 1998
Atomic Book, Inside Spread
Atomic Book, Inside Spread
Atomic Book, Inside Spread
Atomic Book, Inside Spread

Carey Young is a visual artist and teacher who incorporates a variety of media such as video, photography, performative events and installation into her art works, which investigate the increasing incorporation of the personal and public domains into the realm of the commercial world.

Young's projects often center on notions of language, training and performance, and take an ambiguous political stance in order to create a web of complex questions for the viewer.

Her 2013 exhibit Legal Fictions at Migros Museum in Zurich was described by Mousse Magazine as "law-based works [that] address the monolithic power of the legal system. The artist examines law as a conceptual and abstract space in which power, rights, and authority are played out through varying forms of performance and language. With the drafting assistance of legal advisers, her works often take the form of experimental but functional legal instruments such as contracts, and also employ media such as video, installation, and text."

Carey Young is a lecturer in fine art at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London