Hannah Higgins

Professor, School of Art and Art History


Hannah Higgins

Hannah Higgins — Photo: Jenny Fontaine

Hannah B. Higgins is a professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she has been teaching since 1994.

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 multimodal aesthetic experiences.

Higgins is author of Fluxus Experience and The Grid Book  and co-editor of with Douglas Kahn of Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of Digital Art.

She has received the UIC University Scholar Award, DAAD, Getty and Philips Collection Fellowships and is co-executor of the Estate of Dick Higgins, her father, and the Something Else Press.


Subject areas:

Art history and design

Avant-garde Art

Modern Art




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