Franziska Solte studied Art and Visual History, Cultural History and Theory and Business Economics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In her final thesis in 2009 she worked on in-cabin rooms of aircrafts (1919–1956) with respect to risk and confidence intermediation.
She worked as a curatorial assistant at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Between 2011 and 2014 she directed, together with Isabelle Busch, the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (an art association and gallery) in Hamburg, where she has staged various exhibitions of international artists. In 2012 she curated the solo exhibition of Haroon Mirza for the Schering Stiftung Berlin (the Ernst Schering Foundation).
Since 2018, Franziska Solte has been an Assistant Researcher at the chair of Professor Dr Charlotte Klonk at the Insitute of Art and Visual History. Her research interests are the history and theory of performance, art and exhibition practices of the 20th and 21st century and the relationship between space and mobility.
Franziska Solte is a research associate in the project »Mobile Spaces«. She is working on a project concerning the history of interior design in modern transport.