Dr Stefanie Kreuzer, born in 1966, is a curator at the Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen.
Kreuzer studied art history, German and Italian in Mannheim, Berlin and Rome. She gained her PhD with a thesis on disasters as a mode of change within cultural systems, using the example of the transition from the 1970s to the 1980s. She then worked in Berlin as a research assistant at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart (Museum of contemporary art) and at the New Society for Visual Arts (NGBK), where she was a member of the working party “Unterbrochene Karrieren – Kunst und Aids” (Interrupted careers – art and AIDS). Following a traineeship at K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia) in Düsseldorf, she became director of NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (New Aachen art association). Among the artists she presented there were Kris Martin, Michael Stevenson, Simon Dybbroe Moeller, Cieslik and Schenk, Pablo Zuleta Zahr, Sebastian Ludwig and Christoph Schellberg.
Since 2007 Stefanie Kreuzer has been curator of both the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions at the Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen, working on major exhibition projects such as “Kavalierstart 1978–1982. Aufbruch in die Kunst der 80er“ (Racing start 1978–1982. The point of departure of 80s art, featuring John Baldessari, Jeff Wall, Thomas Schütte, Thomas Ruff, Katharina Fritsch and Martin Kippenberger, among others, 2008) and “Revolutionen des Alltags – Zeitgenössische Lateinamerikanische Kunst” (Revolutions of everyday life. Contemporary Latin American art, 2009).
As a writer and editor Stefanie Kreuzer has published essays on contemporary art, art of the 1980s and semiotics. Her main areas of interest relate to issues of knowledge production and the theory of signs – particularly with regard to the image as a cognitive instrument used in the generation of meaning.