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Beautiful Distress was founded on the concept that there is a great deal of mental suffering, that not enough people are aware of this and that not enough is done to stop it.

The Foundation uses art in an attempt to open up the world of psychiatry and battle the stigma attached to it.

Why art? Beautiful Distress believes that art is pre-eminently capable of articulating and depicting the human condition

Coco Young

coco young

Coco Young

Coco Young

from: Nadja, Coco Young

from: Nadja, Coco Young

Relation to Beautiful Distress - Coco Young was born in New York City and raised in Marseille, France. She attended Columbia University where she studied Art History. Coco Young participated in the artist-in-residence program of Beautiful Distress in 2016. She currently lives and works in NYC.

‘I decided to take up the challenge of this residency because my work is very much affected by the environments and situations that I find myself in. In order to talk about something with my work, I need to fully integrate myself in it, I need to live it. When I was younger I wanted to be a detective. My practice has an investigative side, I usually do a lot of research and immerse myself in a subject, almost like method acting. I’m sure you can imagine that being at Kings County has affected me heavily, and my experience of it is coming out through my work.’

from: Nadja, Coco Young

from: Nadja, Coco Young

About the artist - Coco Young (1989, New York, NY) 

further information about Coco Young
Website Coco Young
Instagram

about the residency
Interview with Coco Young

press and articles
Coco Young at Interstate Projects