Yasha Young

Cultural Innovation Manager & Curator | Speaker


Yasha Young is a Senior Executive and Curator with 25 years of global project production experience (Humboldt Forum Berlin, MOMA Italy, MOCA, UN NYC, Foreign Ministry Germany, Sotheby's, Saatchi, Phillips, ART Cologne, Rothschild Collection, SONY Music, Levis, Nike, Patreon, Universal Music, Art Basel, Lollapalooza Experience Curator, SuperBloom Festival, Goethe Institut, Berlin Biennale, NYC Fashion Week ) She is the Founder, Concept Creator, and Founding Executive Director (2013 -2019) of URBAN NATION Berlin, the worldwide first Museum for Urban Contemporary art and a unique interdisciplinary project on a global scale representing over 450 artists and projects in 54 countries., Her passion is working as a Cultural Innovations Manager, Experience Curator and City Concept Developer. Her expertise includes Creative City Concepts, Public Interventions and Collection Management for private clients and institutions. Young also works as an international Public Speaker (TED, SXSW, Remix Summit Sydney, London, Perth) Since January 2020 she is founding partner, Concept Developer, and Executive Curatorial Director for the FOR\_M New York City, a new institution currently in development. The FOR\_M produces cutting-edge art exhibitions and projects with social engagement and cultural exchange at the core of its mission. Her first project is with ALDAR Properties in AbuDhabi for the new ART and CREATIVE City “The Grove”. She studied Museology at Harvard University Cambridge, MA and teaches as Associate Professor for Art and Music Business at the Pop Academy Mannheim, Germany. Philanthropy includes: Since 2007 Patron for Children's Hospice Berlin Heart, Curator for Keep A Breast Cancer Charity Foundation and since 2018 sponsor of the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award as part of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize.

Yasha Young live at the OMR festival 2023

Art to Activism: How a message is spread today

Wed, May 10th

12:35 - 13:00


Streetart: Stradling the line between art, culture, activism and marketing

Wed, May 10th

14:45 - 15:05

Yellow Stage