Having studied in London, she had been head of communication for KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin until 2008. She and and artist friend initiated the Forgotten Bar Project. Art works where installed for one day before the next exhibition came up in an 11sqm big room in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Until 2011 she was head of communication at Art Basel. Since 2013 she was director of abc art berlin contemporary (now art berlin) and Gallery Weekend Berlin.

Maike Cruse. Photo credits: Clemens Porikys