I am an independent curator, art historian and lecturer. I studied art history, economics and film at the Universities of Zurich and Munich and was a curator at Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, from 2002-9 where I worked with artists such as Anton Henning, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Minette Vári and Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven. I initiated and organized thematic exhibitions such as Documentary Creations (2005) and Projection. Chan, EXPORT, Fischli/Weiss, Gander, Gillick, Graham, Knoebel, Parker, Streuli (2006) and have also worked with institutions such as Magazin 4 Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Manchaster Art Gallery, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, LehmbruckMuseum Duisburg and Moderna Museet Stockholm. In 2005 I founded www.ptproject.net, a webbased plattform to publish documentary photographs of Paul Thek's environment of the 1970s. This was the start of a still ongoing research on Paul Thek's work and life. As a researcher I completed my PhD entitled Paul Thek Reproduced, 1969-1977 at the University of Zurich (published in 2011) and curated an experimental and documentary exhibition series on the European environmental work of Paul Thek (Paul Thek in Process: LehmbruckMuseum Duisburg, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Moderna Museet Stockholm 2012-2013, documented on http://www.paulthekinprocess.net). A new book on Paul Thek was commissioned by JRP|Ringier Zurich, Paul Thek in Process, in 2012. I received research and publication grants from the DAAD, the SAGW Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, the SFN Swiss National Science Foundation and the Müller Meylan Foundation Basel for Art Historical Studies and I am a member of IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, ICOM International Council of Museums and ASHHA Association Suisse des Historiens et Historiennes de l'Art.
I was a substitute professor for art history at HBK Braunschweig for the summer semester 2014, and a part-time fellow / researcher at HGK Basel. I will be research project leader of a DFG project on the transcultural exchange between the Brazilian avant-garde and German and Swiss artists and designers of the post-war era at Free University Berlin from November 2014 on.
For actual research and projects see "research", for some texts and commentaries on my exhibitions see according rubrics.
Academic CV Susanne Neubauer (pdf)