Mareike Spendel (Filderstadt, DE, 1985) is a curator and art historian based in Berlin.
Since 2005 she has worked on various exhibitions including ‘Artikel 0′ at the Ministry of Justice Berlin (2008), ‘BLOOD, TEARS, FAITH, DOUBT’ at The Courtauld Gallery London (2010), and ‘Wanderlust’, the final show of DAAD postgraduate students in fine art, design, and architecture at Haggerston Studios, London (2011). Most recently, she curated the group exhibition ‘Meanwhile, elsewhere’ at Ausstellungsraum Klingental in Basel (2015). Between 2012 and 2013 she worked at the Kunsthalle Basel in the role of curatorial assistant. Currently, since September 2014, she runs Centrum (since March 2015 together with Natalie Weiland), a project-space for contemporary art in Berlin-Neukölln founded in 2009 by the artist Kate Squires and the music producer David Moynihan.
Mareike Spendel studied art history and English philology at the Free University of Berlin (2009) before graduating from the MA programme Curating the Art Museum at The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (2010). Her ongoing art historical interest since 2013 has been focused on the Expressionist novels of Paul Scheerbart (1863-1915) and his legacy for contemporary art and architecture.