|Curator: Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer
Co-Curator: Anna Goetz
DR. SUSANNE GAENSHEIMER
Susanne Gaensheimer is director of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in
Frankfurt am Main, a position to which she was appointed in 2009. From 2001
to 2008 she was head of collection and chief curator of the contemporary art
department at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich. From 1999 to 2001
she headed of the Westfälische Kunstverein in Münster. At these institutions
Susanne Gaensheimer has curated numerous solo exhibitions of works by
internationally renowned contemporary artists, such as Liam Gillick, Elizabeth
Peyton, Olaf Nicolai, Tobias Rehberger, Rodney Graham, Thomas Demand, Maria
Eichhorn, Olafur Eliasson, David Goldblatt, David Claerbout and Cerith Wyn Evans.
She also staged projects in public spaces with Jeppe Hein, Isa Genzken, Michael
Sailstorfer and Erik van Lieshout. At MMK in Frankfurt a major focus of her work has
been the investigation of the role of a museum of contemporary art today and the
opening of both collection and program towards a global perspective. In this context
she presented and acquired work by Kader Attia, Subodh Gupta, Hassan Khan, Helio
Oiticica, Dayanita Singh, among others. Susanne Gaensheimer has edited numerous
publications accompanying the exhibitions mentioned above, e.g. the first
comprehensive catalogs of works by Liam Gillick and Andreas Hofer or the collected
texts of Harun Farocki. In 2011 and 2013 she curated the German pavilion at the
Venice Biennial. Dedicated to the late Christoph Schlingensief, the 2011 pavilion was
awarded the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. Since 2013 she has also been
teaching at the Institute of Art History at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.
In 2014 she founded MMK 2 as a branch of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst
that now has three locations, MMK1, 2 and 3.
Anna Goetz, born in Basel, Switzerland, studied Art Theory and Cultural Studies at University of Bremen, Hamburg and Basel. Since 2013, she has been working at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and curated several independent exhibition projects. Before she was project coordinator for the German Pavilion, 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia and realised exhibitions at the Frankfurter Kunstverein as well as at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof Hamburg.