Britta Peters (b. 1967) works as an art critic and freelance curator. She has held held various teaching positions including at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, and at the Kunstakademie Münster. In January 2015 she was appointed as curator for the Skulptur Projekte 2017, together with Kasper König as Artistic Director and Marianne Wagner from the LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster. Since January 2018 Peters has been Artistic Director of Urbane Künste Ruhr, an institution for art in public space in the former industrial part of Germany known as the Ruhr area.
Previous projects include the Wilhelmsburger Freitag, an art project in the public realm in Hamburg (2007); artistic direction of the Kunstverein Hamburger Bahnhof (2008 - 2011); Demonstrationen. Vom Werden normativer Ordnungen at the Frankfurt Kunstverein, in collaboration with Frankfurt’s Goethe-Universität (2012) and the exhibition project Illness as Metaphor: Madness in the Garden of the Species, initiated by Peters at various sites in Hamburg (2014).