Suzanne Cotter is an Australian with over thirty years’ international experience. Cotter is the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), prior to which she was the Director of the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg. Her distinguished career also includes roles as Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation in Porto (Portugal), Curator for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York, and Deputy Director and Curator at Large of Modern Art Oxford (UK).
Cotter is a leading curator and scholar in international contemporary art. She has been responsible for an impressive roster of exhibitions and commissions with many of today’s most significant artists. She has also held curatorial positions at leading galleries including the Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and the Serpentine Gallery in London. She curated with Rasha Salti and Haig Aivazian the 10th Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates in 2011, which received the Alice Award Artistic Landmarks in Contemporary Experience for Best Biennial. Cotter is on numerous international contemporary art panels and juries, she is also the Secretary General of the Board of CIMAM (International Committee for Modern and Contemporary Art Museums). In 2005, Cotter was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for her contribution to culture through her curatorial work.