Megan Young


Megan Young directs immersive performances, interactive installations, and community engaged projects. Notable credits include: City University of Hong Kong, Open Engagement, Ammerman Center for Art & Technology, Art Souterrain, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Arts Center, MCA Chicago, Woman Made Gallery, Ohio University Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, SPACES, and Transformer Station. Performance and embodied installation credits include: Chicago Home Theater Festival, Links Hall, SpinOff Festival, Salonathon, Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland Public Theatre, and Cleveland Playhouse Fusion Fest.

Young's work is featured in Hyperallergic, The Atlantic, and on National Public Radio (NPR). Recent awards include two Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grants and a Creative Workforce Fellowship (CAC/CPAC). She is recipient of two development residencies with the City of Chicago (DCASE) and awarded residencies at Ammerman Center for Art & Technology, Site:Lab Rumsey Street Project, CounterPulse, National Center for Choreography in Akron, Playhouse Square’s Idea Center, and Prairie Center of the Arts. Young has taught for Akron University, Kent State University, and Baldwin Wallace University. She holds a BFA in dance from Ohio University and an MFA in interdisciplinary art & media from Columbia College Chicago.

In 2020, Young served as SPACES interim executive director, after previously coordinating the SWAP residency program. From 2012 - 2014, she directed Solid Ground, an experimental gallery in the Chicago Arts District, and from 2006-2011, she served as founder and director of MegLouise, a collaborative performance ensemble.



Megan Young, Cloud of Whiteness (2017), Photo by Darice Polo


Megan Young, And Me In My Place: Hyfa (2014), Photo by Mike Patten Courtesy of Art Souterrain

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