Profile

Hannah Higgins

Education


University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Ph.D., 1994. Dissertation title: Enversioning Fluxus: A Venture into Whose Fluxus, Where and When. Advisors: Reinhold Heller, WJT Mitchell, Charles Harrison.
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, M.A., Art History, 1989. Thesis title: The Mad Man, The Muse and the Monist: Dada Artist Johannes Baader.
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, B.A., Art History, 1988.


Contact


311A Henry Hall

Professor Hannah B Higgins is solo author of Fluxus Experience (University of California Press, 2002) and The Grid Book (MIT Press, 2009) and co-editor of with Douglas Kahn of Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of Digital Art(University of California Press, 2012). She has received the UIC University Scholar Award, DAAD, Getty Research Institute, Philips Collection, and Emily Harvey Foundation Fellowships. Higgins is the daughter of Fluxus artists Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles and is co-executor of the Estate of Dick Higgins and the Something Else Press.

Professor Higgins has been teaching at UIC since 1994 and is the Founding Director of the interdisciplinary IDEAS BA in Art. Her research and course topics examine twentieth century avant-garde art with a specific interest in Dadaism, Surrealism, Fluxus, Happenings, performance art, food art and early computer art. Her books and articles argue for the humanistic value of multi-modal sensory cognitive experience.

 

Selected Publications

Fluxus Experience (University of California Press, 2002)

The Grid Book (MIT Press, 2009)

Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of Digital Art (co-edited with Douglas Kahn), University of California Press, 2012

Courses Taught