Anne-Marie Melster is an art curator, critic and advisor focusing on social and environmental issues. As the co-founder and co-director of ARTPORT_making waves – a pioneering international curatorial practice based in New York and Paris established in 2006 that raises awareness about environmental issues with a focus on climate change through art exhibitions, video projects, residency programs, conferences, advisory and educational programs as well as collaborations linking the arts, science, and politics with the aim to inspire social change – she creates interdisciplinary projects which search for environmental and social solutions. She has curated numerous international art exhibitions and projects in collaboration with renowned institutions, organizations and governments worldwide. Recently she organized several projects by Barthélémy Toguo, Olafur Eliasson / Little Sun, George Steinmann and other artists at the Grand Palais, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Columbia Global Centers Europe as part of the UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris in 2015. She is a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Valencia, Spain, the University of Hamburg, and the Universidad Veritas in San José (Costa Rica), and collaborates with the Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota, Florida. She is currently focusing on a three year program of incubator projects worldwide celebrating the 10th anniversary of ARTPORT_making waves. She holds an M.A. in Hispanic Sciences, Art History and Political Sciences of the University of Hamburg.