Hilde Teerlinck was artistic director of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, where she curated a series of site-specific interventions by a host of international artists. After a short stay in Perpignan, where she founded an arts-centre linked to the local Fine Arts School and organized exhibitions and workshops, she was appointed director of the Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain (CRAC) in 2002. Working towards opening this isolated venue in the countryside to the public at large, she strategically hosted works by well-known artists as well as up-and-coming talents. At the same time she remained active as an art-critic and a free-lance curator.
Since September 2006 she is the director of the FRAC (Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain) Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunkerque, home to one of the most prestigious public collections of international art in France.