International Visitor Programme : February 2013

Ekaterina Degot

Art historian, Writer and Curator

Ekaterina Degot

Ekaterina Degot is an art historian, art writer and curator based in Moscow. Shows she has curated or co-curated include, among others: ‘Body Memory: Underwear of the Soviet Era’ (shown in St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, Helsinki, Finland and Vienna, Austria, 2000–2004); ‘Struggling for the Banner: Soviet Art Between Trotsky and Stalin’ (New Manege, Moscow, 2008); ‘Citizens, Mind Yourselves: Dimitri Prigov’ (Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, 2008). In 2010, she curated the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial in Ekaterinburg, Russia, under the title Shockworkers of the Mobile Image’, together with David Riff and Cosmin Costinas. In 2011, she curated the exhibition and discussion platform ‘Auditorium Moscow’ with David Riff and Joanna Mytkovska, in collaboration with the Warsaw Museum of Contemporary Art, and in 2012, ‘Art After the End of the World’, the discussional platform of the Kiev Biennial of Contemporary Art Arsenale, Ukraine, and ‘Time/Food’ in Stella Art Foundation in Moscow, with Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda. In 2013, she will be curating the First Bergen Assembly in Bergen, Norway, together with David Riff. She is currently teaching at the Moscow Alexander Rodchenko Photography and New Media School. Her books include: Terroristic Naturalism (1998), Russian 20th-Century Art (2000) and Moscow Conceptualism (with Vadim Zakharov, 2005). As an art critic she has contributed to Frieze, Artforum and e-flux magazine.