The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation confirmed the candidature of Catherine de Zegher to be a curator of the Fifth Moscow Biennale in 2013.

Catherine de Zegher is a curator, critic and editor. She is currently Artistic Co-Director of the Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2012), Guest Curator in the Department of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Visiting Curator at Tapies Foundation in Barcelona. In previous years, de Zegher held positions as Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Drawing Center in New York (1999-2006) and Director of Exhibitions and Publications at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

In 1997, Catherine de Zegher has been a commissioner of Belgium Pavilion on the XLVII Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art. In 2013, she is curating the Australian Pavilion in Venice presenting the work of Simryn Gill.

The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art will take place in September-October, 2013 with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Moscow Government. The commissioner and artistic director of the Biennale is Joseph Backstein.

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