When we were in New Orleans recently, PSFK met probably the most important person setting the avant garde agenda in the NOLA art scene. By buying up abandoned homes in the St Roch neighborhood and converting them into galleries, Kirsha has built one of the most exciting art spaces in the country, if not the world. We spoke to her about her work at the New Orleans Biennial, her plans for her gallery and the importance of supporting New Orleans.

Recently you supported the Biennial where you trolleyed tourists and art lovers around some of the most desolate parts of New Orleans and showed them juxtaposed works from over thirty artists. Quite an impact – what drove you to do this?

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