Andrea Buddensieg is curator and project manager of the project GAM – Global Art and the Museum. She received her PhD in art history from the University of Bonn. She worked at KPM Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin and was part of the project management team for the exhibition Iconoclash. Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion, and Art in 2001/2002 at ZKM. From 2002 to 2006 she ran the Public Relations Department at ZKM. In 2011/2012 she curated together with Peter Weibel the exhibition The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds after 1989 at ZKM. Her main research interests are twentieth-century design and contemporary art. She has lectured at several academies, and in 2008 she was guest scholar at CASVA, National Gallery of Art, in Washington D.C.
She contributed to exhibition catalogs and is coeditor of the books Contemporary Art and the Museum. A Global Perspective (Ostfildern, 2007), The Global Art World. Audiences, Markets, Museums (Ostfildern, 2009), Global Studies. Mapping Contemporary Art and Culture (Ostfildern, 2011), and The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds (The MIT Press, 2013).