Space 204 (Vanderbilt University) / 1204 25th Ave South February 24, 2020 - March 31, 2020
In 2006, Nate Young and his older brother found a box of family photographs in their grandmother’s basement which subsequently initiated a series of stories about their ancestors. Among the photographs, an image of his great-great-grandfather standing next to a horse became a catalyst for the narrative of familial histories, memory, ritual, and belief – leading Young to discover the gravesite of the horse and exhuming the bones.
Nate Young (American b. 1981) is currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. He received his MFA degree from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009, and a BA from Northwestern College in Minnesota in 2004. His recent solo exhibitions include re:collection, VISArts in Richmond, VA (2017); Cleromancy, moniquemeloche, Chicago (2017); Luce Gallery in Turin (2016); Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadephia (2015). His work has been included in group exhibitions including Galerie Lelong, New York (2016); Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago (2014); the Soap Factory’s Minnesota Biennial (2013). He has served as the artist-in-residence at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and awarded fellowships including the Knight Arts Challenge Fellowship from the Knight Foundation (2014); the Bush Fellowship for Visual Arts (2010); and the Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Artists (2014). Young is the co-founder and director of the artist-run exhibition space, The Bindery Projects, in Minneapolis. He works are represented by moniquemeloche and he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
This exhibition is co-sponsored with the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University.