Susan Thompson

Assistant Curator

Guggenheim curator since 2009

Susan Thompson joined the curatorial staff in 2009 when she was awarded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Hilla Rebay International Fellowship, which involved responsibilities at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Since then, she has assisted with several exhibitions and catalogues, including The Luminous Interval: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection (2011), and Maurizio Cattelan: All (2011), 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), Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe (2014), Doris Salcedo (2015), and Photo-Poetics (2015), and cocurated The Hugo Boss Prize 2014: Paul Chan, Nonprojections for New Lovers (2015). 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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