Lauryn Youden (b. 1989, Canada) is a poet, performance and installation artist based in Berlin. Her practice derives from her research in and navigation through the medical industrial complex / colonial medicine, ‘alternative’ healing practices and traditional medicine for the treatment of her chronic illnesses and disabilities. By publicly presenting her personal experiences and re-evaluations of history, her work illuminates and advocates for repressed, marginalized and forgotten forms of radical care and Crip knowledge.
She has performed and exhibited internationally at institutions including (selection): Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (CH), Shedhalle, Zurich (CH), 11th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (DE), Frye Art Museum, Seattle (US), Volksbühne, Berlin (DE), Manifesta 12, Palermo (IT), Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (DE). This year her works are included in exhibitions and events at Tabakalera, San Sebastian (ES), Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis (USA), Museion Bolzano (IT), Musik Installationen Nürnberg (DE) Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin (DE) and as part of GOSSIP at Floating University, Berlin (DE).
As of May 2022