Dr. Carina Plath, born in 1966 in Münster, has been curator for painting and sculpture of the Sprengel Museum Hannover since March 2010.
Plath studied art history, classical archaeology, and Romanic studies in Münster, Bologna, Munich and Bochum. She completed her PhD at the Ruhr University in Bochum on works from the 1970s by Maria Nordman.
From 1994 to 2001, Plath worked as a critic for the art magazines Das Kunst-Bulletin (Zurich) and neue bildende Kunst (Berlin) and wrote numerous articles for catalogues and encyclopaedia contributions on the theme of contemporary art. She studied curating at Bard College, New York from 1999 to 2001 and in 2000 she curated the exhibitions “image a new” at the Center for Curatorial Studies, New York, and “Platino” for the Goethe-Institute, New York.
As director of the Westfälischen Kunstverein Münster from 2001 to 2010 Plath realized several exhibitions, including “formal social” (2002); “Prisoners – a project by Pawel Althamer” (2002); Wilhelm Sasnal (2003); “STREIK” (2003); Valérie Favre (2004); Matthew Buckingham (2005); and “T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G – perception and film” (2005).
In 2007, Carina Plath co-curated – together with Brigitte Franzen and Kasper König – the “sculpture projects muenster 07,” the fourth edition of the sculpture project, which has been held every ten years since 1977.