Lesley Young is a Curator

Lesley is in Group 2

With James Hutchinson, Lesley Young is co-Director of The Salford Restoration Office, a curatorial and programming agency, initiating, commissioning and producing exhibitions and projects in partnerships with existing visual art organisations in Greater Manchester. Begun in Spring 2007, The Salford Restoration Office are working on Dan Shipsides' solo exhibition Radical Architecture at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, on Centrifuge with MMU and Northern Edge where 20 young artists, writers and curators will visit Documenta 12 and work with Imogen Stidworthy and Dirk Fleischmann to produce a project that spans the north of England, and with The Whitworth Art Gallery.

Working as an organiser and administrator Lesley Young has an interest in art practice with a socially aware and responsive dimension; devising Democratic Audio for Galleri Signal Malmö, The Book Amnesty Service with Berit Nørgaard and Open Invitation at Platform Garanti, Istanbul with Katarina Stenbeck.

For Cornerhouse, Manchester, she developed A Ten Point Plan to a Better Cornerhouse with The International 3; curated Considering the Institution, an artists' film programme with work by Andrea Fraser, Annika Eriksson and Sharon Hayes and programmed the Tuesday Talk lecture series with Pavel Büchler. Independently she has recently presented the work of Yael Bartana, at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

Lesley Young studied MA Fine Art at The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1997. In 2003 she completed the post-graduate Critical Studies course at Konsthogskola i Malmö and Rooseum, Sweden.

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Go to Lesley Young’s object presented on Day One