Suzanne Sanders is an art historian, curator and dramaturgist working on themes of interdisciplinarity and inclusivity in artistic practices.
After a detour in French literature, Suzanne soon found her way into the Arts at the University of Utrecht. After graduating, she moved to Rome to study Italian, before switching to London where she obtained a postgraduate degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Here she developed a growing interest in art methodologies in relation to museology and current transformatory issues within the contemporary arts at large.
Through the combination of research and mediation Suzanne collaborates on various exhibition programmes to question current trends and transformations in the arts. She develops and mediates ideas on the effects and potentials of interhistorical and interdisciplinary/crossover methods of artistic research, production and presentation. This, she combines with a personally motivated concern for themes of queerness and inclusivity.
Commissioners include the Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen (Haarlem, The Netherlands), De Vleeshal (Middelburg, The Netherlands) and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam). With a clear understanding of our need to break through traditional categorisations on every level in our current society, Suzanne seeks fruitful collaborations to produce and present work that transcends, or breaks through traditional, worn-out paradigms.
As an independent curator and mediator Suzanne aims to connect various stakeholders in overcoming their own boundaries through collaborations with individuals and institutions alike, such as Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam, or in Transversal Scepters, an artistic research project by Juliacks, as a director and programmer at the Frankendael Foundation, and as a coproducer at Public Art Amsterdam withLAPS, Research Institute for Art and Public Space. She is currently based in Amsterdam.