Kirsha Kachele TAS
Kaechele is known for her post-Hurricane Katrina project in New Orleans’ 8th Ward, Life is Art Foundation | KKProjects, where she invited international artists to work in six derelict houses in one of the city’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Adjacent to the art spaces was an urban garden / social enterprise project in which children from the neighborhood grew produce to sell to the city’s best restaurants.
Other KKProjects have included Life is Art West in Sonoma, a farm project legally grew marijuana for medicinal dispensaries and used the funds to support art projects on the 120-acre (48 hectare) site, curating the Mona art, food and performance market MoMa in Hobart, Australia, initiating the River Derwent Heavy Metals Project, bringing art and science together to address heavy metal pollution in waterways, as well as 24 Carrot Gardens, a school kitchen gardens program for Tasmanian schools.
Kirsha Kaechele is an American artist provocateur, curator, founder of Life is Art Foundation | KKProjects, and wife to David Walsh, owner of Mona, Museum of Old and New Art, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.