Ekaterina Degot is a PhD, art historian, art writer and curator based in Moscow. In 2001, she curated Russian pavillion at the Venice Biennial. Shows she has curated or co-curated include: Body Memory: Underwear of the Soviet Era (was shown in St Petersburg, Moscow, Helsinki, and Vienna, 2000 – 2004); Moscow - Berlin 1950 – 2000 (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, and the History Museum, Moscow, 2003 – 2004); Soviet Idealism (Musee de l’art wallon, Liege, 2005), The Comedy: the Funny Side of a Moving Image (Central House of Artists, Moscow, 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), Kudymkar – Engine for the Future (Perm Art Museum – Winzavod Moscow, 2009, Innovation prize for the best curatorial project in Russia, 2009), and If. Ukrainian Art in Transition (PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010). In 2010, she will be co-curating (with David Riff and Cosmin Costinas) the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial in Ekatetrinburg under the title Shockworkers of the Mobile Image.
Since 2008 she is senior editor of www.openspace.ru/art, an independent online magazine of art news, art criticism and cultural analysis (in Russian, digests in English at www.openspace.ru/art/english ) . She has been a guest professor at various American and European universities, and is currently professor at 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). She edited all the catalogues of her exhibitions and wrote exrensive essays for them.