bio | Bart De Baere studied archeology and history of art. He became director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA) in 2002. Since its merger with the Centre for Visual Culture in 2003 the M HKA as a film component and is co-publisher of Afterall Journal. He served as chairman of the Flemish Council for Culture, which advises the government on cultural policy. From 1999 till 2001 he was the advisor for cultural heritage and contemporary art to the Flemish Minister of Culture. Before that time, he was chairman of the Flemish Council for Museums. From 1986 till 2001 he was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent (now S.M.A.K.) where he organized various exhibitions as e.g. This is the show and the show is many things. He organized and curated events for several venues abroad including Documenta IX in Kassel. As a consultant for the City of Johannesburg, he was involved in establishing a biennial in South Africa. He was a member of the International Advisory Council for the network of Soros Centres for contemporary art in Eastern Europe. Bart De Baere’s writing, theoretical texts and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications, including Linking the Present to the Now, in: Art & Museum Journal, 1994, 6 The integrated Museum, in: 'Stopping the Process?’, NIFKA, Helsinki, 1998 Potentiality and Public Space, Archives as a Metaphor and Example for a Political Culture, in: ’Interarchive’, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Lüneburg/Cologne, 2002 Ensembles as a Basis for Approaching Art, in: 'L'internationale', JRP|Ringier, Documents series, 2012.