VERENA GAMPER was born in Merano in 1977. She studied art history and social and cultural anthropology in Vienna, Berlin, and Rome. She has curated many exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and was a curator at the Kunsthalle Krems and a curator of AIR Lower Austria from 2014 to 2017. She was also a curator at the Leopold Museum and head of its research center from 2018 to 2023. In February 2023, she became the curator of the 20th century collection at the Belvedere, Vienna.