Sabrina van der Ley (b. 1967, Germany) is Director of Contemporary Art at the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo. She also has served as Chief Curator of Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburger Kunsthalle and Artistic Director of Art Forum Berlin. Exhibitions she has curated include Unfinished Journeys and I Wish This Was A Song – Music in Contemporary Art, both at Nasjonalmuseet, as well as retrospectives of Pedro Cabrita Reis, Rodney Graham and Attila Csörgö, a solo exhibition with site specific wall drawings by David Tremlett and All Art Has Been Contemporary, which combined works from the contemporary collection of Hamburger Kunsthalle with those from the collections of Old Masters, 19th century and classical modernism.
In addition to the organizational and curatorial work, van der Ley has been actively engaged in cultural policy and has been involved in the Capital Culture Berlin, Berlin Curators`Jour-Fixe, the Council for the Arts Berlin and the steering committee for creative industries of the Senator for Economics of Berlin. In 2005, she received the Gold Cross of Merit from the Republic of Poland for her work towards improving German-Polish relations in the context of contemporary art.