Susanne Ghez: 2002

Since 1974, Susanne Ghez has been the Director of The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, one of the oldest, most renowned, and innovative contemporary art museums in the United States.  As Director of The Renaissance Society, Ghez has curated over 150 exhibitions and edited various publications in conjunction with these exhibitions.  Her acclaimed curatorial program at The Society has consistently been an early presenter of artists—for example, Louise Bourgeois (1981), Jeff Wall (1983), Mike Kelley (1988), Juan Muñoz (1990), and Kara Walker (1997)—who have gone on to become leading figures in today’s contemporary art world.  From 1999 to 2002 she served as co-curator of documenta II, one of the world’s best-known international exhibitions of contemporary art.