Rachael Young is an award-winning artist and writer based between Nottingham and London. Their Transdisciplinary practice exists on the boundaries of live art, text, movement, activism and neurodiversity. Their work provides a shelter from which to explore the multiplicities of their lived experience. They use their evolving practice to hold space for those at the intersection of multiple realities championing and centring alternative narratives and forms. Rachael is a recipient of the Jerwood Live Work Fund and was the inaugural winner of the Eclipse Award, which supported Edinburgh Fringe 2019 runs of NIGHTCLUBBING and OUT, where both shows were nominated for Total Theatre awards and Rachael was named the British Council’s Artist to Watch. Rachael was recently appointed as Associate Artist with Something to Aim For. Recent work includes a commission for Herstory – a visual audio experience as part of Brighton Festival, and Blacklash – a series of informal discussions providing Black Artists with a chance to reflect on their practice and their position within the wider arts sector, hosted by the Gate Theatre. In 2020 Rachael’s writing was performed as part of My White Best Friend, a curated programme, at the Royal Court in 2020. Their work is presented widely across the UK and internationally including The Place, The Yard, Skopje Pride, Live Collision (Dublin), Theatre de L’Usine (Geneva) and ImPulsTanz (Vienna International Dance Festival).
LIFT is supporting Rachael Young’s Thirst Trap via the Sura Medura residency programme.