Alanna Heiss: 2007

Alanna Heiss, Director of Art International Radio and The Clocktower Gallery, was Founder and Director of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center from 1976-2008. She is one of the originators of the alternative space movement, beginning with Under the Brooklyn Bridge, a 1971 outdoor show she organized with installations by pioneering American and European artists. Ms. Heiss has curated and/or organized over 700 exhibitions at P.S.1 and elsewhere, including the inaugural exhibition at P.S.1, Rooms (1976); New York, New Wave (1981); Stalin’s Choice: Soviet Socialist Realism, 1932-1956 (1993); Greater New York (2000 and 2005, selecting curator), and Arctic Hysteria (2008); as well as solo shows including Robert Grosvenor (1976); Keith Sonnier (1983); Alex Katz: Under the Stars, American Landscapes 1951-1995 (1998); John Wesley: Paintings 1961-2000 (2000), and Gino De Dominicis (2008). In 2004, Ms. Heiss founded Art Radio WPS1.org, the Internet radio station of P.S.1.