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Suzanne Cotter to become new director of Mudam
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Suzanne Cotter to become new director of Mudam

07.10.2017 From our online archive
Cotter has been the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation in Porto, Portugal, since 2013 and has evaluated Mudam's acquitions since 2016.

Suzanne Cotter has been confirmed as the new general director of Mudam, Luxembourg's Museum of Modern Art Grand Duke Jean.

Following the departure of former Mudam director Enrico Lunghi almost a year ago, Cotter will officially take the reins of the institution on 1 January 2018. 

Cotter has been the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation in Porto, Portugal, since 2013. She has also been a member of the Scientific Council evaluating Mudam's acquitions since 2016. 

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Princess Stephanie, who acts as President of the board of directors at Mudam, praised Cotter for her qualities.

“We are delighted to welcome her to Mudam Luxembourg. The clarity of her vision, her tremendous experience in both Europe and the United States, as well as her international recognition, are all factors which I am sure will make her an excellent director,” she said in a statement.

Cotter's expertise

In her current role at the Serralves Foundation in Porto, Cotter presented a number of exhibitions and projects in collaboration with artists such as Julie Mehretu, Philippe Parreno, Wolfgang Tillmans, Helena Almeida, Theaster Gates and Monir Farmanfarmaian, as well as a multidisciplinary programme involving Michael Clark, Boris Charmatz, Trajel Harrell, Alexander Bachzetsis and Adam Linder.

As Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation from 2010 to 2012, she led the team of curators of the Abu Dhabi Project and also contributed to the development of the Guggenheim New York Art Program and affiliated Guggenheim Museums worldwide.  

Cotter also curated the 10th Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates in 2011. Prior to this, she was engaged in a number of roles at Modern Art Oxford, in the UK, as a curator, deputy director and Curator at Large between 2002 and 2009. 

She was awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2005. 

Mudam's selection committee evaluated 4o candidates before nominating Cotter. 

(Roxana Mironescu, roxana.mironescu@wort.lu, +352 4993 748)