Alex Young is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and curator who explores the interplay of both human and non-human actors as they engage in the collaborative shaping their environments.  Young’s research based practice frequently employs critical and experimental historiography in analyzing the motivating factors and end results—and the subsequent potential for disconnection between the two—in the construction of built environments. Presently, Young’s work consists of multi-media, sculptural, engineering, curatorial, and literary projects that explore ruderal futures—or modes of actualizing speculative forms of co-creation with vegetal, animal, and fungal actors that are best adapted to thrive in environments distressed by human activity. This includes several in-the-works projects utilizing pokeweed dye as a photosensitizing agent in the creation of dye sensitized solar cells.  

Young’s solo and collaborative works have been presented at numerous venues internationally including Conflux at NYU, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, and Flux Factory in New York, NY; Kiasma Museum and Alkovi Galleria in Helsinki, Finland; ACC Galerie in Weimar, Germany; Stadtische Museen Zittau in Zittau, Germany; Spanien 19C in Aarhus, Denmark; SDAI in San Diego, CA; Beyond/ In Western New York Biennial, UB Art Gallery, and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY amongst others. Past curatorial projects include: GROPING in the DARK at Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Universal Dissolvent: Fragments from the Southern California Megalopolis at the San Diego Art Institute, A Haven at ACNY Exhibition Space, Space Was the Place at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Comfort, Burn at Big Orbit Gallery and Artspace Buffalo. 



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