Catherine Sarah Young
楊 佳 仁

Catherine is an artist, scientist, designer, explorer, and writer whose work primarily explores human perception and its relationships to memory, creativity, and play. Her work combines the arts and the sciences to create stories, objects, and experiences that facilitate wonder and human connection. As an explorer and advocate for the environment, she believes that storytelling, interdisciplinary collaborations, and firsthand experience will spur human beings to mindful action.

She received her degree in molecular biology and biotechnology from Manila, fine art education from Barcelona, and was a Fulbright scholar who obtained her MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York. As a poet, she has read her work at the Poetry Brothel of Barcelona and New York City’s Bowery Poetry Club. She was a correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer for six years. She has spoken widely about her work in various conferences, lectures, workshops, and museums.

In 2013, she was an Asia-Pacific Fellow at the National Art Studio of Korea, and later a participant at the 2013 Art Science Residency Programme in partnership with ArtScience Museum™ at Marina Bay Sands, Tembusu College National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore-ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory, where she began The Apocalypse Project, a speculative design research inquiry into our environmental futures as climate change affects us by imagining our future sensory lifestyles interactive objects and experiences.

She is currently artist-in-residence at The Mind Museum in Manila.

When she’s not making, she would be doing any of the following:
a) taekwondo
b) hip hop
c) taekwondo

@catherineyoung
theperceptionalist@gmail.com

VIDEO INTRODUCTION

Artist Introduction: The Perceptionalist from Catherine Young on Vimeo.

INVITED TALKS, WORKSHOPS, PROJECT DEMONSTRATIONS

• “Negotiating Future Cities,” ArtScience Conversations, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 16 November 2013
• International Sculpture Festa, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, 5 May 2013
• National Art Studio of Korea, Changdong, High School Docent Program, 23 February 2013, Seoul
• Museo Pambata (Children’s Museum), 1 December 2012, Manila
• The Mind Museum, 23 September 2012, Manila
• TEDxNewHaven, 28 April 2012, Yale University
• School of Visual Arts, IN/VISION MFA Interaction Design Festival, 12 May 2012, New York
• Intrepid Museum, February 2012, New York

EDUCATION

2012 MFA Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts, New York (Link to student profile here)
2010 International Art Workshop / Diploma in Contemporary Art, Metafora, Tallers d’Art i Artteràpia, Barcelona
2005-2007 Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, New York
2007 Comics and Sequential Art course, The Art Students League of New York
2005  BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines, Manila
2001 Photography course, University of the Philippines, Film Center

AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES

2014 Mind-in-Residence, The Mind Museum, Manila, Philippines
2013 Art Science Residency Programme, in partnership with ArtScience Museum™ at Marina Bay Sands, Tembusu College National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore-ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory (Link to official press release via NUS here)
2013 Asia-Pacific Fellowship, The National Art Studio of Korea, Changdong (Link here, see #74)
2012 School of Visual Arts Alumni Society scholarship
2010 Fulbright scholarship to undertake MFA in Interaction Design at SVA
2005 Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University scholarship
2005 Magna cum laude, University of the Philippines, B.S Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
2005 Best thesis, “Site-Directed Mutagenesis, Cloning, and Comparative Expression of Two Antitumor Antibody Genes,” University of the Philippines, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
2001 First Place and People’s Choice Award, Ateneo de Manila University Photography Competition

EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, EXPLORATIONS

2013
• Sunday Showcase, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 10 November 2013 (More information here)
• “Earth Harmony,” Pyeong Chang Biennale 2013, July 20 to August 30, Alpensia Resort, Gangwon, South Korea (Link here)
• “Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival,” July 23 to August 18, Culture Station Seoul 284, South Korea (Link here)
• “Seoul Seoul Seoul,” The National Art Studio of Korea, Changdong, Seoul (Link here)
• “Sculpture! Make You Dream,” International Sculpture Festa 2013, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center (Link here)
• “The Portfolio Exhibition,” Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

2012
• The Mind Museum, Manila
• IN/VISION The MFA Interaction Design Festival Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York
• The Bowery Poetry Club New York

2011
• New York Poetry Festival
• The Poetry Brothel New York
• Rorsketch, New York, rorsketch.com
• DrawHappy, Reykjavik, drawhappy.org

2010
• Prostíbulo Poético Barcelona
• Metafora End –of-Year Exhibition, Barcelona
In Vitro, Untitled BCN Gallery, Barcelona
• Prostíbulo Poético Barcelona
• Prostíbulo Poético Barcelona

2009
• Prostíbulo Poético Barcelona
Des de Fora (From the Outside), Barcelona
Expressa’t, Badalona, Barcelona
M33&1: Metafora Winter Exhibition, Ambit Dona, Barcelona
Conocer Antes de Juzgar (Know Before You Judge), HIV/AIDS Exhibition, Barcelona

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001-present Independent artist, designer, and writer
2001-present Correspondent / contributor, Philippine Daily Inquirer
2010-2012 Graduate teaching assistant, Introduction to Cybernetics and the Design of Systems and Entrepreneurial Design, School of Visual Arts, New York
2011 Design and research intern, American Museum of Natural History, Department of Exhibition and Interactives, New York
2011 Cybernetics / systems design intern, Dubberly Design Office and Cybernetic Lifestyles, New York
2009-2011 Poet / performer, The Poetry Brothels, Barcelona and New York
2005-2007 Research assistant, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Languages
English, Filipino, Spanish, Mandarin, Hokkien

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