Hilde Teerlinck was born in Bruges, Belgium and currently lives and works in Barcelona as CEO – general director for the Han Nefkens Foundation. From 1994 to 1999 she was coordinator of the Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona where she invited renowned artists such as Jeff Wall, Panamarenko, Ulrich Meister and Thomas Ruff to create site-specific interventions. Not much later, she moved to Perpignan in France, where she founded an art centre linked to the École de Beaux-arts. In 2002, she was appointed director of the Center Rhénan d’Art Contemporain (CRAC Alsace) in Altkirch and from 2006 to 2014 she was the director of the FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain) Nord-Pas-de-Calais where she developed a new building with the architects Lacaton & Vassal.
She has curated a large amount of exhibitions worldwide and was part of the curatorial teams for the Beaufort Biennial 2016, Palais de Tokyo at the Lyon Biennale 2015, Play Kortrijk 2018 amongst others. She is an advisor and board member for several international museums and foundations.