Ekaterina Degot is an art historian, writer and curator based in Graz and Moscow. From 2018, she is the Director of Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz. In 2014-2017, she has worked as the first Artistic Director at the Academy of Arts of the World, Cologne; she is also a professor at the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography. Her work focuses on aesthetic, postcolonial and sociopolitical issues of art in Russia, Eastern Europe and elsewhere. From 2008 until 2012, she was senior editor of www.openspace.ru/art. Her recent curatorial projects includeWhat Did the Artist Mean by That?, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2014 (with Yuri Albert), and Monday Begins on Saturday, First Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway, 2013 (with David Riff). She co-edited Post-Post-Soviet?: Art, Politics and Society in Russia at the Turn of the Decade (Chicago University press, 2013) and Moscow Conceptualism (WAM, 2005). She was the recipient of the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory in 2014.