Elisabeth Sussman

1999 Vera List Center Fellow
Elisabeth Sussman is Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She oversees the Whitney's photography collection and the Photography Acquisition Committee, and organizes special and touring exhibitions. She co-curated Nick Mauss: Transmissions and organized the Whitney's presentation of Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World. She has also curated or co-curated two exhibitions that won AICA annual awards for best monographic show in New York: Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective (2010), and Gordon Matta-Clark: "You Are the Measure" (2007). Other notable Whitney exhibitions include Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes (1993), Nan Goldin: I'll Be Your Mirror (1996), and the 1993 and 2012 Biennials. Before joining the Whitney in 1991, Sussman served as Interim Director and Deputy Director for Programs at the ICA Boston, following stints as Chief Curator and Curator. She was a 1999 Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.


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