Susan Thompson

Assistant Curator

Guggenheim curator since 2009

Susan Thompson joined the curatorial staff in 2009. She was awarded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Hilla Rebay International Fellowship in 2009, for which she traveled between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, over the course of a year. Thompson has assisted with exhibitions including The Luminous Interval: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection (2011), and Maurizio Cattelan: All (2011), for which she wrote for the catalogues, as well as Francesca Woodman (2012) and Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective (2012). Most recently, she has served as assistant curator on Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video (2014) and Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe (2014), for which she contributed an essay to the catalogue. Thompson is one of the organizing curators for the museum’s Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection. She holds a BA in Art History and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in Modern Art from Columbia University.


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