The International Artists-in-Residence were selected by Suzanne Cotter, Curator of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project. Between 2002 and 2009, she held the positions of Senior Curator and later Deputy Director at the Modern Art Oxford. She has curated numerous exhibitions including Artpace alumni such as Candice Breitz, Mircea Cantor, Trisha Donnelly, and Silke Otto-Knapp. In 2011, she served as co-curator of the Sharjah Biennial. In 2006, she curated Out of Beirut, a pivotal survey of Beirut’s contemporary art and its accompanying symposium in Oxford, Public Time. The French Ministory of Culture and Communication honored Cotter with the prestigious Chevalier de l’Odre de Arts et des Lettres.