Alyssa Nitchun - Attack of the 50 foot monuments
Alyssa Nitchun is an independent global art, design, and culture consultant specialising in strategic development and production. Alyssa is driven by how creativity can make our lives richer and make us better citizens of the world. From 2012 - 2018 Alyssa was with the public art organisation Creative Time in a variety of positions, most recently as Acting Executive Director, where she worked closely with the Board of Trustees to oversee the group’s many initiatives as well as short and long-term organisational growth. Prior to Creative Time, Alyssa oversaw Institutional Giving for Story Corps, the public media organisation archiving diverse oral histories at the Library of Congress. Alyssa has also been Director of Development for the CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and has held a variety of creative positions in the worlds of art, fashion and music. Alyssa received a Masters degree in Gender Politics from NYU.
For AKI AORA Alyssa traced the evolution of socially engaged public artworks in NYC from the mid-1970s to the present considering their effects on artists, art institutions, and global communities. She also mediated a discussion between AKI AORA curators and artists with one of their local collaborators Azulik Uh May on the problematics of working in public space and engaging local communities.