BART DE BAERE studied archaeology and art history. Since 2002 he is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA). He curated the Moskow Biennale in 2015. From 1999 till 2001 he was advisor for cultural heritage and contemporary art to the Flemish Minister of Culture. From 1986 till 2001 he worked as curator at SMAK, Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent. He was a member of the International Advisory Council for the network of Soros Centers for contemporary art in Eastern Europe.