Susanne Slavick

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art
Susanne Slavick




Susanne Slavick is an artist, curator and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art. She served as Head of the School of Art from 2000-06. Her curatorial projects include Marx@200 (2018) commemorating the legacy of Marx and his critique of capitalism; Unloaded (2015), a traveling multimedia group show exploring historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use, and impact of guns in our culture; and Out of Rubble (Charta, 2011) a book and traveling exhibit featuring international artists who respond to the aftermath of war.

Slavick’s work pursues empathic unsettlement through images that remind us of what we stand to lose after what we have lost already. She has exhibited internationally, with more recent solo shows at the Chicago Cultural Center, McDonough Museum in Youngstown, Accola Griefen Gallery in New York, and Bernstein Gallery at Princeton University. She studied at Yale University, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and Tyler School of Art in Rome and Philadelphia. Her work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and through four awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her essays and articles have appeared in: Journal of Visual Culture (SAGE 2018); Technology and Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press 2018); Formations of Identity: Society, Politics, and Landscape, eds. Floyd Martin and Eileen Yanoviak (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016); American Rubble (Haverford College, 2016); Cairo: Images of Transition (transcript Verlag, 2013); Hyperallergic, Cultural Heritage and Arts Review; Cultural Politics; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies; and Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.

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