Dmitry Vilensky

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Born in 1964. Lives in St. Petersburg. Artist and cultural activist. In 2003 he initiated the platform Chto delat?/What is to be done?. Editor of the newspaper of the same name (also makes graphic artwork and lay-out for the newspaper – Works mostly in a framework of interdisciplinary collective practices in the mediums video, photography, text, installations and interventions into public space. Participant of many exhibitions and conferences. He has taught in several institutions and programs in 2007, such as Copenhagen Art Academy, the Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Cultural Studies Program, Malmo, FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange in collaboration with Art Academy, Helsinki and others.

Recent selected participation in exhibitions: “SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME”, Le Plato, Paris, 2007, Black Square”, “Space for Actualization”, Hamburg, workshops of Art Moscow, Moscow, 2007, "Interrupted Histories” 2007, “Cities from Below”, Teseco Foundations, Piza, Italy, 2006, “Strategies for Self-education”, Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2006, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, 2006, “La Normalidad/ Ex-Argentina”, Palacio Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, 2006, “Capital (It Fails Us Now)”, Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia, 2006

Selected recent publications: Documenta 12 Magazine, Kassel, 2007, Ante 5. Russian Art in Translation, USA, 2007, “Maska” Performing Arts Journal, Winter 2007, A Conversation on Education as a Radical Social (and Aesthetic) Practice with Marta Gregorčič, Bojana Piškur, Marjetica Potrč and Dmitry Vilensky, Springerin, 02.06, Phase2, Nummer: 22/2006, Hamburg.