Vesna Meštrić is a senior curator and head of Vjenceslav Richter Collection and Marie-Luise Betlheim Collection atthe Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) in Zagreb. She graduated Art History and Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Zagreb, and since 2005 works at the MSU Zagreb. Her main interest is20th century contemporary art, avant-garde and post avant-garde movements, as well as interpretation and new media in art collections.
She is head of several archive digitisation projects, Vjenceslav Richter, Zagreb film, Experiments with Avant-garde (2013-2015). She curated many exhibitions, e. g. Vjenceslav Richter retrospective exhibition „Rebel with a Vision“ (MSU, Neue Galerie Graz), awarded by the Croatian Society of Art Historian for the best exhibition in 2017, „Richter Experience – The Architect and His Art“ (Wevelgem, Belgium), „Černigoj / Teater in dela iz Zbirke Marie-Luise Betlheim“ (Kostanjevica na Krki, Slovenia), or solo shows by David Maljković, Silvio Vujčić, Marko Tadić, Ksenija Turčić, Kristian Kožul, Toni Meštrović, Ištvan Išt Huzjan.
She was coordinator and co-author of the European research exhibition project „Bauhaus – Networking Ideas and Practice“, and educational project „Runaway Art“. She co-authored exhibitions „Croatia First Minute“ (Avesta, Sweden),„Bauhaus: od škole do pokreta“(Galerija umjetnina, Split), „Od imaginacije do animacije: šest desetljeća Zagreb filma“ (MSU Zagreb), „The World as a Pavilion. Vjenceslav Richter“(Bozar, Brussels).
She regularly participates in international conferences and workshops, and in 2017 she participated in the workshop „Getting Started: A Shared Responsibility“, organised by MoMA New York, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.