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Bill Shannon performs at the VSA Opening Ceremony
Bill Shannon currently resides in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been honored over the past ten years with a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship, a Colbert Award for Excellence: The Downtown Arts Projects Emerging Arts Award and a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Interdisciplinary Arts Fellowship. He has received support for his work from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, James E. Robison Foundation, Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and Arts International: The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals. and many others. His performance art and video installations have appeared internationally in the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, the Tate Liverpool Museum, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and The Kitchen in NYC. His most recent solo exhibition was "Work" (2008) in New York, and he presented a solo project in Dwell2 (2009), in Washington, DC. Among current and upcoming appearances in 2010 are; the Vancouver International Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival Association Utah, 2nd the Motion/1st the Idea –"Traffic," in New York; and a new untitled solo work at Dansen Hus in Stockholm, Sweden.