Merle Radtke is curator and director of the Kunsthalle Munster since 2018. She creates and implements exhibitions and public programs. She has collaborated with artists such as Mary Beth Edelson, Christiane Blattmann, Katia Kameli, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Mikolaj Sobczak, Pedro Barateiro and Dominique White. At Kunsthalle Munster she also runs a residency program for NRV + for curators and artists.
She is also responsible for the city’s public art collection, which includes works by Claes Oldenburg, Rebecca Horn, Donald Judd and Silke Wagner, as well as many other notable artists. Before becoming the director of the Kunsthalle Munster, she worked as a curator for the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, but also as a film curator for various cinemas. From 2015 to 2017, she was a research associate at the Virtual Aesthetics postgraduate program at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. In 2018, she was a fellow at Villa Kamogawa of the Goethe Institute in Japan. She regularly publishes articles on contemporary art and culture.