Suzanne Landau was appointed as the Landeau Family Curator of Contemporary Art at the Israel Museum in 1982, and since 1998 she is also the Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz Chief Curator of the Arts. In the course of over 20 years she has founded the Israel Museum’s international contemporary art collection and curated numerous exhibitions including James Turrell: Two Spaces (1982), Anselm Kiefer (1984), Three British Sculptors: Richard Deacon, Julian Opie, Richard Wentworth (1985), New York Now (Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum and others, 1987), Christian Boltanski: Lessons of Darkness (1989), Life Size: A Sense of the Real in Recent Art (1990), Hidden Reflections (Marylène Negro, Christian Marclay, Hiroshi Sugimoto and others, 1992), Kiki Smith (1994), Gerhard Richter (1995), Marks: Artists Work Throughout Jerusalem (David Hammons, Juan Muñoz, Sarkis and others, 1996) Skin-Deep: Surface Appearances in Contemporary Art (Zoe Leonard, Ana Mendieta, Khalil Rabah, Jana Sterbak and others, 1999), Yinka Shonibare: Double Dress (2002), Nedko Solakov: Alien Auras (2003), Vanishing Point: Hidden Beauty in Contemporary Art (2005), Green Line – A Project by Francis Alÿs (2005), News (2006), Made in China – The Estella Collection (2007), Bizarre Perfection (2008), First Show: Contemporary Art from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Mani House, Tel Aviv (2009), Still/Moving (2010), Christian Marclay, The Clock (2011), curator in charge of William Kentridge, Five Themes (2011), Magic Lantern (2011).
As the curator of the Billy Rose Art Garden she initiated and curated several notable site-specific projects by Richard Serra (1986), Magdalena Abakanowicz (1987), Sol LeWitt (1991), Claes Oldenburg (1992), James Turrell (1992), Mark Dion (2009), Anish Kapoor (2010)
She was also co-curator of Art Focus 4, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem (2003) and curator of the Israeli Pavilion at the 52 Venice Biennale with Yehudit Sasportas’ Guardians of the Threshold (2007).
Member of CIMAM organization where she served as a board member for many years; participated in many juries, among them the Lenon Ono Grant for Peace; the Wolf prize for the Art; and several times as final judge for the Nathan Gottesdiener prize.
Lead the renewal project of the Fine Arts Wing at the Israel Museum (2007 – 2010).
Since August 2012 Director and Chief Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.