Susanne Titz

Biographical Information

Susanne Titz, born in 1964, has been director of the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach since October 2004.

Titz studied history, art history and Romanic languages and literature in Cologne, Hamburg and Bonn. She wrote her doctor’s thesis about the response to structuralism in American art of the 1970 and 1980s. After various work placements as curatorial and artistic assistant and as a researcher on architectural criticism in art in the 1970s (among others supported by a travel grant for New York in 1994 from the Ludwig Foundation), she was appointed artistic director of the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (NAK) from 1997 to 2004. In 2000 the NAK was awarded the Adam Elsheimer Prize for European art societies. In Aachen Titz was responsible, among others, for early solo exhibitions of work by Franz Ackermann, Andreas Siekmann, Jonathan Meese, Corinne Wasmuht, Fionna Banner, Lucy McKenzie and Catherine Sullivan, for retrospective projects with Valie Export, Michel Auder and Morgan Fisher, and for interdisciplinary exhibition concepts such as “Following a Dream. Architekturfiktionen der 1960er Jahre” (in collaboration with Sibille Spiegel; 1998), “Unbehagen der Geschlechter / Gender Trouble” (in collaboration with Gisela Theising and Lutz Hieber; 1999), “Modell, Modell…” (in collaboration with Renate Puvogel at the RWTH Aachen University; 2000) and “Wiederaufnahme / Retake” (in collaboration with Ulrike Groos; 2001).

At the Museum Abteiberg Susanne Titz’s concept aims to shed fresh light on the particular intellectual background and identity of the museum, which was opened in 1982, and includes, among others, site-specific projects by Paulina Olowska, Monica Bonvicini and Michael Stevenson, as well as accompanying programmes of events related to cultural history and the institution’s past.

Selected exhibitions (from 2006 onwards):

  • “Strange I’ve seen that face before. Objekt, Gestalt, Phantom”, in collaboration with Tony Webster (2006), final exhibition before the start of the museum’s overall restoration
  • “Museum X”, an interim project conceived by realities:united, Berlin, with Anna Meyer, Manuel Graf, Olivier Foulon, Rita McBride and others (2006/2007)

Planned for 2008:

  • “Edward Krasinski and the movements of our time” (working title), a joint project with the Museum Sztuki Lodz and the Edward Krasinski Foundation Warsaw, supported by the Goethe-Institut and the Kunststiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia art foundation).

Susanne Titz 2005, Copyright: Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Fotograf: Peter Illgner
Susanne Titz
Director | Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach

Keywords
Contemporary art
Architecture/Space
Interdisciplinary projects

Contact:
Susanne Titz