Bart De Baere

Bart De Baere has been Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA) since 2002. From 1999 to 2001, he was the adviser on cultural heritage and contemporary art to the Flemish Minister of Culture. From 1986 until 2001, De Baere was second in charge at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent, then directed by Jan Hoet, where he curated numerous exhibitions, notably This is the show and the show is many things in 1994.

He has organised and curated events for several venues including Documenta IX, 1992. He was a consultant for the city of Johannesburg, involved in establishing its first biennial in South Africa, a 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, and curator of the 2015 Moscow Biennial.

Bart De Baere's writing, theoretical texts and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications, including "Linking the Present to the Now", Art & Museum Journal, 1994; "The Integrated Museum", Stopping the Process?, NIFKA, Helsinki, 1998; "Potentiality and Public Space, Archives as a Metaphor and Example for a Political Culture", Interarchive, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Lüneburg/Cologne, 2002; "Ensembles as a Basis for Approaching Art", L'Internationale, JRP|Ringier, Documents series, 2012. He is the author of articles on artists such as Thierry De Cordier, Raoul De Keyser, Jan Fabre, Róza El-Hassan, Meschac Gaba, Dora García, René Heyvaert, Suchan Kinoshita, Danny Matthys, Ulf Rollof, ManfreDu Schu and Franz West.