Katerina Atanassova is curator of Canadian art at the National Gallery of Canada. She is the former director of exhibitions and chief curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. She was also the co-curator for the enormously successful international touring exhibition Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. She is a graduate of Sofia University and holds an MA from the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Art History and Visual Culture at York University, where she is working on urban visuality and the emergence of urban culture in Canada.