Bettina Steinbrügge is the director of the Hamburg Kunstverein and managing director of Kunstmeile Hamburg. She was director of Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, curator of Kunsthalle Mulhouse and senior curator and head of the contemporary collection at the Belvedere, Vienna. She has taught at the University of Lüneburg and at HEAD in Geneva. Since 2014, she is a professor of art theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. From 2007 to 2017 she has been a member of the programming team for Forum Expanded / International Film Festival in Berlin.