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.