Ekaterina Degot

Conference: Contemporary Art Biennials – Our Hegemonic Machines in States of Emergency

28 June 2020, 12.30 pm

Discussion moderated by Anastasia Chaguidouline


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Ekaterina Degot is a Russian art historian and curator. From 2014 she was artistic director of the Academy of Arts of the World in Cologne. Since January 2018 she has been artistic director of the Steirischer Herbst festival.

Anastasia Chaguidouline is a curator, art mediator and nomad. Currently based in France, she holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, an MA in Arts from Institut Kunst, Basel and an MAS in Curating from the ZHdK, ZurichShe currently works as a curatorial assistant in the Museum Tinguely, Basel and as an art mediator for Kunstmuseum Winterthur and the Vitra Design Museum. Having previously worked as a translator and copyeditor, she works at the intersection between artistic research, curatorial practices, language and mediation. Her main research focus lies on post-Soviet (political and feminist) artistic realm, as well as multilingual practices. Her contribution shave been published in The Contemporary Condition series (Sternberg Press) and the OnCurating journal.
She finalised the MAS in Curating in 2020.

The conference is organised by Prof Dr Dorothee Richter (Head of PhD in Practice in Curating, University of Reading/ Zurich University of the Arts) and Ronald Kolb, Scientific researcher PhD in Practice in Curating.) Respondents to the speakers are PhD Candidates of the PhD in Practice in Curating (University of Reading/ Zurich University of the Arts) and students of the MAS in Curating.

The online conference is supported by Goethe Institut Bucharest, The Suisse Arts Council ProHelvetia, and Zurich University of the Arts.