Alissa Kleist is a curator and writer based in Belfast and Derry. She is Curator (Exhibitions) at CCA Derry~Londonderry and was a co-director of Catalyst Arts (Belfast) from 2011 to 2013, where she worked with local practitioners and international artists on exhibitions such as In A Certain Light (2013); P.O.V. (points of view) (2013); FIX International Performance Arts Festival (2013); Fata Morgana (2012), and has curated projects in a variety of contexts. She is a founding member of the PRIME collective, with whom she runs The Bath House project in Belfast. From 2013 to 2015 she worked for Source Photographic Review, and regularly writes for a number of publications. She also works as an independent curator and in 2013/14 was the recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland ACES award for Curatorial Practice. She holds an MFA from Ulster University.