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Alanna Heiss

Interview with Alanna Heiss, 2008 May 1

Alanna Heiss (b. 1943) is the Director of AIR, Art International Radio, an Internet-based art radio station operating out of the Clocktower Gallery in New York. She founded and was the Director of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center from 1976-2008 and is one of the originators of the so-called alternative space movement. Heiss has curated and/or organized over seven hundred exhibitions at P.S.1 and elsewhere. Considered one of the most important curatorial figures in the art world, Heiss has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Chevalier of Arts and Letters in 1987.

Further Reading

Plagens, Peter. “Back to School; Body that Matters.” Artforum 36, no. 1 (Sept., 1997): 57-58.

Schumacher, Rainald. “Raume, Raume, Raume.” Kunstforum International no. 140 (April-June, 1998): 442-448.