Sue de Beer’s ongoing body of work consists of sculpture, photography and installation maintaining a focus on film and photography. Various themes are woven into her compositions including 18th Century Puritan America, adolescence, haunting and ideas of a never-experienced memory. De Beer plays on notions of vision and perception, repetition, colour saturation and dramatic lighting for an often phenomenological experience of her work. Sue has internationally exhibited work in institutions (but not limited to)such as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Kunst-Were Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Zentrum für Kunst und Medietechnologie, Karlsruhe; the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; the Neue Galerie Graz; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; and the Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea.
Permanent collections of major museums such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, New York; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Deste Foundation, Athens, The Goetz Collection, Munich, and the Seattle Contemporary, Seattle. The artist recently completed a film commission in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with NYU Abu Dhabi and Westbeth Center for the Arts (January – May 2014), where she completed her most recent film work ‘the Blue Lenses’ 2015 (exhibited at Marianne Boesky Gallery September 2015). De Beer was featured at this year’s film sector at Art Basel Miami, and last year at Art Basel in Switzerland.