The Museum of Modern Art announced today that Sarah Suzuki will now be the museum’s curator of drawings and prints. Since 2010, Suzuki has been an associate curator in her department, and now she’ll be working under Christophe Cherix, the chief curator of drawings and prints. (She first started working at MoMA as a research assistant in 1998.)
In her time at MoMA, Suzuki has organized a number of shows, most memorable among them 2013’s “Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth,” a monographic show that helped lead to a renewed interest in the Swiss artist. More recently, she organized “Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War” and helped curate a rehang of contemporary art in the museum’s collection.
In addition to her curatorial work, Suzuki has been the lead cultural liaison for MoMA’s SPRZNY clothing line, a collaboration in which the museum works with Uniqlo to put artists’ designs on shirts. Suzuki is also a founding member of the museum’s C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives) initiative, which uses research to broaden curators’ understandings of global modern and contemporary art.
“Sarah has an acute understanding of the Museum’s collection across periods, mediums, and departments,” Cherix said in a statement. “Her work consistently prompts us to question assumed historical narratives and has greatly contributed to the enrichment and diversification our holdings and programs. I am delighted to see Sarah taking a more senior role at the Museum.”