b. 1964 in Russia
Dmitry Vilensky currently lives and works in Berlin and St. Petersburg. Vilensky works mainly within a framework of interdisciplinary collective practices in video, photography, text, installation and interventions in the public sphere. In 2003, he initiated the platform 'Chto delat?[What is to be done?]' with a workgroup of artists, critics, philosophers and writers. Their goal is to merge political theory, art and activism. Together they publish an English-Russian newspaper with a special focus on the relationship between repoliticalisation of Russian intellectual culture and its broader international context. These newspapers are usually produced in the context of collective initiatives such as art projects or conferences.
Vilensky has recently participated in exhibitions at the Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2006; Prague Biennial, 2007; and De Appel, Amsterdam, 2008.