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Expatriate director invites home to direct MCA

The newly appointed director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia brings years of experience in his “hometown” from Europe.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Suzanne Cotter was appointed Thursday as the next director of MCA overlooking Circular Quay.

She has been the director of the Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM) in Luxembourg since 2018.

Prior to that, he led the Parque de Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal for five years.

Cotter is also a curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, a deputy director of the Oxford Museum of Contemporary Art in the United Kingdom, and a curator of the Hayward Gallery, White Chapel Art Gallery and Serpentine Gallery in London.

Lorraine Tarabay, chair of the MCA Board of Directors, said Cottoner, with more than 30 years of international experience, provides a strong network of connections to this role.

“Sae Yamamoto has worked for several important contemporary art institutions in Europe, the United States and the Middle East,” said Tarabay.

“She is highly respected by artists and peers around the world.

“We are excited to see Sae Yamamoto Australians returning to our beaches to lead the exciting next chapter of the MCA.”

Cotter said he was pleased to take on the role of leading such an exciting institution.

“I am committed to MCA and its collections, exhibitions, social impact programs, the work of living artists, especially those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and the importance of art in everyone’s lives. I’m inspired, “she said.

Cotter will take over from longtime coach Elizabeth Ammagreger, who will end in October.

The cotter will leave MUDAM in December and will begin at MCA in early January 2022.

Expatriate director invites home to direct MCA

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