Bart De Baere is director of M HKA in Antwerp, the contemporary art museum of the Flemish Community in Belgium. Since its merger with the Centre for Visual Culture in 2003, M HKA is also active within visual culture at large. He was one of the curators of Documenta IX in Kassel; consultant for the city of Johannesburg, involved in establishing its first biennial; member of the International Advisory Council for the network of Soros Institutes for contemporary art in Eastern Europe; a co-founder of the Brussels Kunsthalle ‘Wiels’; curator of the 2015 Moscow biennial. Bart De Baere has written and published extensively on art and on institutional issues.