Shannon Finnegan in conversation with Alice Wong about disability access and the arts
Join us for a conversation between artist Shannon Finnegan and disability rights advocate Alice Wong about the representation of disability in and access to the arts. This conversation will have ASL interpretation and closed captioning.
This event will be livestreamed on MCA Denver's YouTube channel.
Shannon Finnegan is a multidisciplinary artist making work about accessibility and disability culture. Finnegan has done projects with Banff Centre, the High Line, Tallinn Art Hall, Nook Gallery, MCA Denver, and the Wassaic Project. Finnegan has spoken about their work at the Brooklyn Museum, Data & Society, School for Poetic Computation, The 8th Floor, and The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. In 2018, Finnegan received a Wynn Newhouse Award and participated in Art Beyond Sight’s Art + Disability Residency. In 2019, they were an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam. Finnegan lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Alice Wong is a disability activist, media maker, and consultant. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project® (DVP), a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Alice is also a co-partner in four projects: DisabledWriters.com, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, #CripLit, a series of Twitter chats for disabled writers, #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people, and Access Is Love, a campaign that aims to help build a world where accessibility is understood as an act of love instead of a burden or an afterthought.