Sarah Suzuki was named Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs in 2020. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director, Opening of the new Museum, at The Museum of Modern Art, a role in which she oversaw the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s renovation and expansion project. Serving as a senior liaison and project manager for the Museum director and senior staff, she worked across all departments, making decisions with the director, chief curators, and other leadership staff regarding MoMA’s reopening exhibition program, marketing and communications strategies, audience and visitor experience, and physical plant. Ms. Suzuki was appointed Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints in 2016, having joined the institution as a research assistant in 1998. At MoMA, her exhibitions include Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams (2018–19), A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde (2016–17), Soldier, Spectre, Shaman: The Figure and the Second World War (2015–16), Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection (2015–16), Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground (2014–15), The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters (2014–15), and solo exhibitions of Meiro Koizumi (2013), Yin Xiuzhen (2010), Song Dong (2009), and Gert and Uwe Tobias (2008). Ms. Suzuki has also ushered in numerous important acquisitions, is a founding member of the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Asia research group, and is the lead curatorial liaison for the Museum’s SPRZNY collaboration with UNIQLO and other art-related retail partnerships.
Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs