Daniel Young and Christian Giroux have been making art together since 2002. They produce sculpture, public art and film installations. Their work is the product of an ongoing conversation concerning the modernity of the mid-century, the production of space and the built environment. Young and Giroux rework modernist forms of abstraction using consumer goods and industrial prototyping methods, construction systems and componentry to produce sculptural objects that partake in architectural discourse. Their film works constitute a form of research on sculptural form in the built environment from the architectural to the domestic scale.
Young & Giroux won the 2011 Sobey Art Award. The artists’ have had solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (2011); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge (2010); Mercer Union, Toronto (2010); and have been included in group exhibitions at Akademie der Kunst for the Forum Expanded, Berlinale, Berlin (2010); the EXiS festival Seoul, South Korea (2009); the Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany (2009); and the Power Plant, Toronto (2006). Their commissioned Projects include: Mt. Dennis Public Art Project, City of Toronto (2012); Interregnum: Corner Displacement for John Andrews, University of Toronto Scarborough (2011); Infrastructure Canada, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2012-2010); Camera Tracking a Spiral…, Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2010); and, Reticulated Gambol (2008), Lee Centre Park, City of Toronto. Christian Giroux teaches at the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Daniel Young is the Canada Council Artist in Residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin for 2011-12.