Carey Young

Creative Arts Fellow

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Carey Young is a visual artist whose work is inspired by her research in diverse fields including law, business, politics and science. The tools, language and architecture of these fields act as material for her installations, performances and photographs, as well as for video works in which absurd relationships often develop between the performer/subjects, and the rhetoric of political, commercial or legal discourse. Her solo shows include Dallas Museum of Art (2017), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich  (2013), The Power Plant, Toronto (2009) and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2009). Group shows include Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018, 2015), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2018), Tate Britain (2010). A monograph on her work, 'Subject to Contract', was published by JRP-Ringier in 2013. She is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York and is Associate Professor in Fine Art at the Slade, UCL and an Honorary Research Fellow in Law at Birkbeck.

My research interests are currently: Legal theory, especially critical legal theory relating to human rights, air and space law, land law, jurisprudence Aesthetics and architectures of law (courts, prisons, law offices etc) Gender, feminism and the cinematic Political rhetoric