This proposal seeks funding for the considerable research necessary to produce the first biography of Alanna Heiss. Focused on her activities before, during, and after her long tenure at PS1, the book will shed light on art made during this seminal period, and the effects it had on art movements internationally. Heiss has been approached a number of times about writing her biography, but has preferred until now to focus on organizing exhibitions. Funding opportunities and staff support have recently come together to finally afford Heiss the
resources and time needed to embark on this project.