Susanne Pfeffer, born in 1973 in Hagen, has been curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin since January 2007.
Susanne Pfeffer studied art history under Prof. Bredekamp in Berlin and began working as an exhibition assistant at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne in 2001. She subsequently became curatorial assistant to Udo Kittelmann at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. From 2004 to 2006 she was artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Bremen, where she curated numerous first solo exhibitions by artists such as Matthias Weischer, Emily Jacir, Jonathan Monk and David Zink Yi. She also presented established positions such as the pioneer filmmakers Hans Richter or Kenneth Anger, and a number of group shows, including “Bremer Freiheit” (Bremen Freedom), “Not a Drop but the Fall” and “Nichts weiter als ein Rendezvous” (Nothing more than a rendezvous). In May 2006 Susanne Pfeffer curated the exhibition “Deutsche Wandstücke” (German wall pieces, with Ulla von Brandenburg, Katharina Grosse, Frank Nitsche, Gregor Schneider, Norbert Schwontkowski, Dirk Skreber and Matthias Weischer) at the Museion museum in Bolzano. In September 2007 she curated the contribution of artist Annette Kelm to the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art on the theme of “00s – The history of a decade that has not yet been named”.
Since January 2007 Susanne Pfeffer has been curator at Kunst-Werke in Berlin, where she has presented the following exhibitions: “Joe Coleman. Internal Digging”; “... 5 minutes later” (with Micol Assaël, Robert Barry, Martin Boyce, Ulla von Brandenburg, Thomas Demand, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ceal Floyer, Douglas Gordon, Sven Johne, Annette Kelm, Horst Müller, Thomas Rentmeister, Albrecht Schäfer, Andreas Slominski and Clemens von Wedemeyer); “Mommartzfilm Dreharbeit. Lutz Mommartz”; “Ricarda Roggan. Still Life”; “Albrecht Schäfer. Winds and Windings”; “Richard Serra. Thinking on Your Feet” as well as the ongoing exhibition project “Hotel Marienbad”. Susanne Pfeffer also serves as a curatorial advisor to P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.