Angelika Richter, born 1971 in Dresden, is an independent curator and art historian based in Berlin.
Richter studied art history, philosophy and German in Tübingen and Berlin. From 1997 to 2001 she initiated and organized independent exhibition projects, as well as a number of video and film presentations in Berlin and at international art venues. These included the exhibition "Private Affairs" at the Kunsthaus Dresden and "No Vacancies" in collaboration with Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin. Other cooperative projects have involved the Brandenburgischer Kunstverein in Potsdam, the Valencia Biennial, the "Biennial of Moving Image" at LUX, London, Baden Art Association in Karlsruhe, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest and Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow.
From 2001 to 2003 Angelika Richter was international exhibition coordinator for the Liverpool Biennial (2002) in Great Britain. As artistic director and general secretary of the Werkleitz Gesellschaft from 2003 to 2006 she reinforced the local significance of the Werkleitz Gesellschaft as an institution of contemporary art in the course of the society’s relocation from the rural district of Tornitz/Werkleitz to the city of Halle, as well as through extensive collaborations with regional institutions and artists. In 2004 Angelika Richter was appointed director of the 6th Werkleitz Biennale, entitled “Common Property / Allgemeingut”, which explored issues of cultural property, knowledge production, collective artistic practice and interventions in the public and media realm. In 2006 she co-curated the 7th Werkleitz Biennale, “Happy Believers”, devoted to the revival of interest in religiousness and to private and collective belief systems in modern society.
Angelika Richter has held a lecturing post at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of visual arts) in Leipzig since 2007. She also writes regularly on individual artistic positions and current issues in contemporary art.