Alissa Kleist (Household / Independent)

I am one of the founders and Co-Directors of Household, an organisation established in 2012 where I collaboratively curate site-specific exhibitions, residencies and events, often with other institutional and community partners in public and neighbourhood spaces.

In addition, I was the inaugural curator of the PS² Freelands Artist Programme (2018-2020), a UK-wide initiative funded by the Freelands Foundation, where I supported the creative and professional development of two cohorts of Northern Ireland based artists. From 2015 to 2018, I was the Curator (Exhibitions) at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, where I worked on commissioning and delivering exhibitions and new projects with local and international artists.
I have curated exhibitions and programmes at the invitation of various Northern Ireland and Ireland based organisations and institutions in an independent capacity, and regularly publicly discuss and write about art. I sit on the Arts Council Ireland peer panel (2018-2023) and am a Jerwood Arts Artist Adviser.


Curator’s Areas of Interest:

I am a curator based in Belfast and I am interested in the act of making public, and in the resulting connections made between private and public, and the body and the city. I enjoy working closely with artists with emergent and speculative practices and within collective frameworks in a curatorial capacity.

I would like to meet with artists with shared interests, whose work has a collaborative, socially engaged and/or site-responsive dimension, and/or who are interested in exploring this part of their practice further.


Alissa Kleist is taking part in Speed Curating on Thursday 7th October

Please Note:
VAI members attending Get Together 2021 can book up to 3 Speed Curating Sessions and 2 Clinics only. If you book more than this we will need to call you to cancel the extra bookings. Please do not over book as this will lead to delays for other artists and may result in other artists missing their chance to book when they are viewing.

A Get Together General Admission ticket is needed to attend Speed Curating and Specialist Clinics. If you do not book your General Admission ticket your Speed Curating and Clinic Bookings will not be valid.  


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