Using the lens of culture as a means to ground her artistic explorations, Zambian artist Carey Young has adopted a multifaceted artistic process that involves her full investment into the process and its protagonists.
Young creates photography, video, and installation works along with textual components as a means to comment on the themes of modern politics and economics and how both influence the way in which so many experience the world. She creates an immersive world that absorbs the viewer of her work as well.
Born in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1970, Young earned her BA at the University of Brighton in 1992 and subsequently achieved her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London in 1997. She has been the recipient of a Henry Moore Institute Research Fellowship (2002) and a IASPIS Fellowship in Stockholm (2004), and in 2009 she served as Research Associate with the Archive Research Centre at London College.