Susanne Pfeffer has been the director of the MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST Frankfurt am Main since January 2018. From 2013 to 2017, she was the director of the Fridericianum in Kassel. Before that, she served for six years as chief curator of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2007–2012), and as curator and advisor to the MoMA PS1 in New York, where she was honored by the AICA USA in 2009 for her exhibition Kenneth Anger. From 2004 to 2006 she was the artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Bremen. Susanne Pfeffer been active internationally as a guest curator at the São Paulo Biennale, the Lyon Biennale, the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and the Museion in Bolzano. At the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2017), her presentation of Anne Imhof at the German pavilion was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. In 2015 she curated the Swiss pavilion in Venice.
Susanne Pfeffer is the editor of numerous artist monographs and exhibition catalogues.