Accra Shepp’s Arts as Political Activism (2017) documenting Megan Young’s Longest Walk

Megan Young is a transdisciplinary artist underscoring all that is human across technological ecosystems. She explores the rules, codes, and presets of our social and cultural spheres while crafting more humane dwelling places. Her ongoing research into technology as ancestry unfolds through interactive installations, experimental videos, AR/VR design, and immersive performance.

Young’s socially engaged projects and curation have earned critical acclaim through features in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Hyperallergic, and on National Public Radio (NPR). Exhibition credits include commissions for the Armenia Art Fair, ISEA (Hong Kong), Open Engagement (Chicago), Art Souterrain (Montreal), SPACES (Cleveland), Chicago Cultural Center, and the Ammerman Center Biennial Symposium on Arts & Technology. Recognition includes a Knight Foundation technology grant, CEC ArtsLink Art Prospect Residency, and two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards.

Young is on faculty at Indiana University and has previously taught for visual and performing arts departments at Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Kent State University. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art + Media from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA in Dance from Ohio University.

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Megan Young’s Cloud of Whiteness (2017) SPACES gallery installation documentation by Evan Prunty, featuring Gregory King