Elisabeth Sussman, Curator

Elizabeth Sussman

Elisabeth Sussman is Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her recent exhibition Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure is currently on tour to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, followed by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Next for the Whitney, Sussman will be co-curating a retrospective exhibition of the work of William Eggleston. She has organized a number of other Whitney exhibitions including Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing (2005); Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes (1991); Nan Goldin: I'll Be Your Mirror (1996), with David Armstrong; Keith Haring (1997); and the Museum's 1993 Biennial Exhibition.

She has recently co-curated two exhibitions on the work of Eva Hesse: one of her drawings with The Drawing Center and another of her sculpture with the Jewish Museum, both in New York. For the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Sussman co-organized, with Renate Petzinger of the Museum Wiesbaden, a full retrospective on the work of Eva Hesse. The exhibition received the International Art Critics Association first prize for the best monographic exhibition outside of New York in 2001 and 2002. For SFMOMA, Elisabeth Sussman also organized, with Sandra Phillips, a retrospective of the work of Diane Arbus. The catalogue for the Arbus exhibition received the International Center of Photography's 2004 Infinity Award for Publication.

Elisabeth Sussman was a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy in 1999, and a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in 2003. She is the author of many publications, including Lisette Model (Phaidon, 2001), and has contributed essays on Robert Gober for the Schaulager and on Lee Bontecou for an upcoming exhibition catalogue.