Dr Angelika Nollert, born in 1966 in Duisburg, trained initially in banking before taking a degree in art history, archaeology and German at the University of Würzburg and the University of Münster. She worked at "sculpture projects muenster 1997” (Münster 1997), and from 1997 to 2000 was a curator at Portikus in Frankfurt am Main. In 2001 she became project manager of Documenta11 in Kassel, and from October 2002 was the project manager for visual arts at Siemens Arts Program in Munich. From October 2007 until April 2014 she was the director at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg. Since Mai 2014 she has been the director of Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich.
Nollert has held seminars on art theory and art history at the Städelschule academy of fine art in Frankfurt am Main, as part of the Documenta11’s education programme and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, among others. She is a member of the University Council of Braunschweig University of Art and the University Council of the College of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. Also she was a member of the Advisory Board for Visual Arts of the Goethe-Institut.
As a curator at Portikus in Frankfurt am Main she initiated and organized numerous solo exhibitions with artists such as Christian Jankowski, Thomas Hirschhorn, Daniel Buren, Maria Eichhorn, Andreas Siekmann, Manfred Pernice and Elke Krystufek.
For the Siemens Arts Program she initiated and co-curated a number of thematic exhibitions, including "Performative Installation", a 5-part series of exhibitions held at the Galerie im Taxispalais in Innsbruck (2003), Museum Ludwig in Cologne (2003/2004), the Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen (2003/2004), the Vienna Secession (2004) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig (2004) and "Kollektive Kreativität – Collective Creativity" at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel (2005) and "Akademie – Academy", a 3-part exhibition project shown at the Kunstverein in Hamburg (2005), the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (2006) and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (2006).
Besides exhibition catalogues, Angelika Nollert has written numerous essays and catalogue entries on the subject of contemporary art. She also co-edited a publication based on two symposia which were organized by the Siemens Arts Program: "Faktor X. Zeitgenössische Kunst in München", edited by Angelika Nollert, Florian Matzner, Birgit Sonna, Munich, 2005.