Ekaterina Degot is an art historian, writer and curator based in Moscow. Since 2008 she is senior editor of www.openspace.ru/art, an independent online magazine of art news, art criticism and cultural analysis. She is regularly contributing to Artforum and Frieze. Shows she has curated include Body Memory: Underwear of the Soviet Era (with Julia Demidenko; City History Museum, St Petersburg, 2000, City Museum, Helsinki, Volkskundemuseum, Vienna, a.o.); Moscow - Berlin 1950 – 2000 (with Juergen Harten a.o., Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, and the History Museum, Moscow, 2003 -04), Soviet Idealism (Musee de l’art wallon, Liege, 2005), 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), If. Ukrainian Art in Transition (PERMM art museum, Perm, 2010). Together with Cosmin Costinas and David Riff, she curated the First Ural Industrial Biennial in Ekaterinburg under the title Shockworkers of the Mobile Image (2010). In 2001, she curated Russian pavillion at the Venice Biennial. Her books include: Terroristic Naturalism (1998), Russian 20th-Century Art (2000) and Moscow Conceptualism (with Vadim Zakharov, 2005). She is currently teaching at Rodchenko school for photography and multimedia.