Melanie Bono has been working for the Goethe-Institut since 2015 and is currently Head of Programming North West Europe at the Goethe-Institut London. The Goethe-Institut is the German Cultural Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. With its network of over 160 institutes worldwide, it promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange. Melanie has a background in visual arts and has been working as an independent curator for over ten years. She has been Deputy Director of LWL-Museum for Arts and Culture in Münster, Germany, from 2010 to 2014 and Director of NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany, from 2007 to 2010.