Participant Profile

Megan Young

United States
Cleveland
Ohio

Megan Young critiques unjust systems through community organizing, performance, visual arts, and new media. She explores the body as a contested space where socio-political codes collide. Her grassroots actions challenging U.S. police militarization became a multi-year framework for civic engagement resulting in new commissions for the Ammerman Center Biennial Symposium of Arts & Technology, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, and Open Engagement, garnering critical acclaim in Hyperallergic, The Atlantic, and on National Public Radio. Young is an influential advocate for collective action, with experience supporting arts activism through residency and exhibition programs at SPACES in Cleveland, Ohio.