Katerina Gregos (born in Athens, Greece) is an art historian, curator and writer based in Brussels since 2006. Apart from being curator of the Belgian Pavilion, she is currently also curator of the main exhibition for the 5th Thessaloniki Biennial, entitled Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will. Gregos has curated numerous other major exhibitions and biennials, including, more recently: No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis at BOZAR, Brussels, 2014 (which was selected by the German art magazine Monopol as one of the best exhibitions of the year); The Politics of Play for the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art in Sweden, and Liquid Assets: In the Aftermath of the Transformation of Capital for the Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria (as co-curator), both in 2013; Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, at several venues in Mechelen & Brussels; and Manifesta 9 (as co-curator), in Genk, Belgium, in 2012. In 2011 she curated Speech Matters the critically acclaimed exhibition on freedom of speech for the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennial, and co-curated The Eye is a Lonely Hunter, the 4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwighsafen Heidelberg, Germany. Katerina Gregos was founding director and curator of the Deste Foundation’s Centre for Contemporary Art in Athens (1997-2002) and Artistic Director of Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels (2006 & 2007). Gregos currently also holds the position of artistic director of Art Brussels. She regularly publishes on art and artists in exhibition catalogues, journals and magazines, and is a visiting lecturer at several art academies, including the HISK Higher Institute of Arts in Ghent, where she also curated the 2013 laureates exhibition, Portrait of the Artist: Works and References. She is also a frequent speaker at international conferences and symposia. Recently, she was a guest speaker at TEDx lecture series in Gent.