- Founder, STUDIOPHORIA
Elaine Young [ 楊綺鈴 Yang Yi Ling ] is an artist and designer with a background in bioethics and medical anthropology. Through STUDIOPHORIA, Elaine’s wearable objects attract people to engage in questions concerning the effects of technology on the politics of how we know, define, value and govern biodiversity, the body and bodies in real life and across realities as a material, data and souls.
Elaine is an alumni of the Hong Kong Design Center’s Design Incubation Program; NEW INC, the NEW MUSEUM‘s (New York, NY) cultural incubator for creative entrepreneurs; a member of Genspace, a community biolab (Brooklyn, NY); and has been a judge and educator for the Biodesign Challenge (New York, NY) since 2020. Originally from Toronto, Elaine’s work has been featured/exhibited at the Hong Kong Asia Society, Mori Art and Design Store (Tokyo), MoMA Design Store, London Design Biennale and the Chicago Design Museum.