Staff Profile:Professor Susanne Clausen


Professor Susanne Clausen

Position / Job Title:

Professor of Fine Art

  • Director Reading International
  • School Director of Internationalisation
  • Co-Director of the Research Platform in Curating
Areas of Interest:

Video, Installation, Performance, Drawing, Curating.

Research groups / Centres:

Susanne Clausen is an artist, curator and Professor of Fine Art. She was Head of Department of Art from 2011 to 2017. She is also the Artistic Director of Reading International [], a new arts organisation and festival, which she founded in 2016.

Susanne works and publishes predominantly under the name Szuper Gallery, often in collaboration with the artist Pavlo Kerestey.

She creates performances, videos and multi-media installations, paintings and drawings. Previous exhibitions and performances include Permanent Revolution, Ludwig Museum Budapest, 2018 Bonobo GRAD London, (2015), Liquid Trust, ICA London (2015) and Western Front Vancouver (2014), Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia (2012); Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland (2012); The MacKenzie Art Gallery, Canada (2011); Curtain Razors, Regina, Canada, 2008; 4'33'', Kunstverein Bregenz, 2007; Kunsthalle Helsinki, 2006; Set Project, Western Front Vancouver, 2005; Play without a Stage, Shedhalle Zurich, 2005; Künstlerhaus Bremen, 2002;Temporary Accomodation, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2001; Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, 2005; Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich, 2002; Televisions, Kunsthalle Vienna, 1999.

In 2014 she set up the Research Platform in Curating as a practice-based PhD programme in contemporary curating together with Professor Dorothee Richter, as a co-operation between the Reading School of Art at the University of Reading (UK) and the Postgraduate Programme in Curating at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, Department of Cultural Analysis, Zurich University of the Arts (CH).

As an educator she has established various partnerships with international art institutions, for example Art's partnership in an active Asian Universities network with universities in Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai and regularly organises exhibitions and research projects with students abroad.


  • 1997-1999 MA Fine Art Media Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
  • 1988-1994 Academy of Fine Art, Munich, Germany

Postgraduate Supervision: 

I welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students who would like to work on such topics as: research in and through art practice, film and video, filmed and live performance, digital practice, collective practice(s), theatre as art, contemporary feminism, political art, alternative spaces, curating and who have an interest in the Research Platform in Curating.

Research Platform in Curating

Practice-based PhD in Curating: A co-operation between the Department of Art at the University of Reading (UK) with the Postgraduate Programme in Curating at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, Department of Cultural Analysis, Zurich University of the Arts (CH).

Reading International

Reading International is Reading's new contemporary visual arts organisation promoting and commissioning major solo exhibitions, group and thematic shows, a programme of events including performances, film screenings, workshops and talks as well as offsite projects and temporary public artworks.


Contact Details

0118 378 8057 

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