Suzanne Stein

Suzanne Stein founded Open Space in 2008 and was editor-in-chief until 2016.

She is the author of New Sutras, The Kim Game, TOUT VA BIEN, and Passenger Ship. Other poetry publications and performance texts include HOLE IN SPACE and Orphée; performance recordings are archived at PennSound. With Steve Benson, she is the author of Do Your Own Damn Laundry, documenting the 36 improvisational dialogues they performed together between 2011 and 2012.

As Open Space editor-in-chief Suzanne presented the work and thinking of hundreds of writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, critics, curators, and others. Her major public dialogue programs for SFMOMA include 75 Reasons to Live, organized for the museum’s 75th anniversary, and Living Room, in conjunction with the exhibition The Steins Collect. She left SFMOMA in 2016, after welcoming Claudia La Rocco as Open Space’s second editor-in-chief.

Photo: At Open Space’s 5th birthday party, in 2013. Cake/dress combo serendipity. Cake: Leah Rosenberg. Photo credit: Gina Basso.

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