Susanne Burmester

Mediator, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

"I’m curious about the knowledge that other people bring to the table and firmly believe that everyone should have access to education—and to art. This is the first time I’ve encountered an approach that allows me as an art educator to step outside the role of the one possessed of “knowledge” and engage the audience on an equal footing. As a curator and gallery owner, I’m also excited about harnessing the special expertise that artists have for society and giving them a perspective beyond the commercial art market."

Susanne Burmester has worked as a curator and project manager for cultural projects on the island of Rügen since 1993. She is artistic director of CIRCUS EINS, the Kunstverein Rügen's gallery and since 2017 mediator of the New Patrons in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.