MICHAELA YOUNGE
B I O G R A P H Y

b. 1993, Cape Town, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa

Michaela Younge was born in 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa, where she currently lives and works. The artist graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2015, receiving distinctions in both her theoretical and practical studies.

In 2020, Younge presented a new body of work as part of SMAC’s Artist Room series. She produced an immersive virtual experience, titled Everything Must Go, in collaboration with The Plot Gallery as part of the virtual edition of FNB Art Joburg 2020. In 2019, Younge presented her solo exhibition, Nothing Bad at SMITH, in Cape Town, South Africa, as well as a solo presentation titled Its Low Tide and I’m Scraping the Rocks at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London.

Group exhibitions and presentations include: Gather at SMAC in Cape Town, Pink's Not Dead! as part of The Apartment Vol.2 x The Fourth exhibition in Cape Town, and Artissima (online) as part of SMAC’s group presentation, all in 2020; the Investec Cape Town Art Fair in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2019; Rendezvous, and Close Encounters, both at SMITH in Cape Town, South Africa; Salad; Folly; and Out of Nowhere, all at SMITH, in Cape Town in 2017.

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