Kristen Alvanson is an American artist and writer, living in the US. In the 1990s she was the owner of HOUSE, a club and streetwear store in New York’s East Village that sold her clothing designs and other underground brands, as well as music by emerging House, Techno, Drum & Bass and Breakbeat producers. In the 2000s she lived in Iran and Malaysia. Her essays and artworks have been published in journals and anthologies including Collapse: Journal of Philosophical Research and Development; Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction; The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities; Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary; Aesthetics After Finitude; New Humanist; Umelec; Specialten; and Frozen Tears. She was a contributor to Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials, writing the opening chapter and creating the cover design and diagrams for the book. She has participated in group/solo art exhibitions in New York, Tehran, Shiraz, London, Istanbul, Berlin, Vienna, Singapore, Kessel-Lo, Zürich and Vilnius.