Heike Munder

Biographical Information

Heike Munder, born in Stuttgart in 1969, lives and works in Zurich.

Heike Munder has been director of the migros museum für gegenwartskunst in Zurich since 2001. In 1995, during her studies of cultural science she co-founded the art association Halle für Kunst in Lüneburg and held the post of artistic director until 2001. The Halle für Kunst was awarded with the Jürgen-Ponto prize in 1999 in recognition of its extensive work. Meanwhile, Heike Munder took on a post as academic support assistant at the Künstlerstätte Schloss Bleckede from 1999 to 2001, during which time she completely revised and restructured the concept of the artist grant and residency programme of the Künstlerstätte. Previously, she worked as an assistant student from 1994 to 1996 for Dr Ulf Wuggenig and Dr Christoph Behnke at the Universität Lüneburg in the department of cultural science and the university’s project space Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg.

In addition to her curatorial work in institutions, Heike Munder has held teaching posts at the Universität Lüneburg, Goldsmiths College in London and the University of Bern and has worked as a co-curator for several different projects (“Disfunctional Places” in Belgrade, 2001; “Open House” in Luxemburg, 2002; the biennial in Bamako, Mali, 2003; “Identity Troubles” in Lüneburg, 2004 and New York, 2005). At the same time her reviews and articles have been published since 1995 in a wide range of art publications, magazines and books, and she is the editor and co-author of various catalogues (“The Future Has a Silver Lining - Genealogies of Glamour”; “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Architecture”; “When Humor Becomes Painful”; “Art & Language”; Mark Leckey; Rachel Harrison; Gianni Motti …) and in recent years has played an important role in extending the collection at the migros museum für gegenwartskunst in Zurich.

Heike Munder 2006, Copyright: migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich
Heike Munder
Director | migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich

Contemporary art
Psychological spaces
Hedonistic and glamorous strategies
Conceptual humour
Troubled gender

Heike Munder