Carey Young, Product Recall, 2007
Single channel video; colour, sound.
4 mins 27 secs, looped.
"Young challenges our contemporary and global structures of wealth and power from the inside out. By working for a multinational corporation, for example, she studied their language, behavior and innovation strategies in order to co-opt their rhetoric for her own strategic ends - often a critique of the corporate influence on the individual and everyday experience."
Natalie Bell, Art Papers (March/April 2008)
Carey Young's artistic work employs a variety of media, including video, photography and performance. She often uses found tools, language and training processes from the worlds of the multinational corporation and global law firm and alters them within an artistic context, exploring ideas of autonomy, intimacy and dissent. Based in London, she has exhibited widely, most notably in solo shows at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2007-and part of Performa 05 Biennial in 2005); Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2007); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2004) and John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton & touring show (2001-2). Her work has appeared in numerous group shows including: A Short History of Performance Part II, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2003); Sharjah Biennial 7, Sharjah (2005), British Art Show 6, BALTIC, Newcastle & tour (2005 -6); How to Improve the World, Hayward Gallery, London (2006); Moscow Biennale 2, Moscow (2007); Islands and Ghettoes, Heidelberger Kunstverein (2008), Business as Usual, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2008), and the performance series Hey Hey Glossolalia, curated by Creative Time, staged in New York (May 2008). Future solo shows include Thomas Dane project space, London (Nov - Dec 2008), and the Museum of Contemporary Art St. Louis (May - June 2009.) Carey Young is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.