Dmitry Bulatov (1968, Kaliningrad, Russia)
Artist, researcher and art theorist. His research focuses on different aspects of interdisciplinary art media (IT, robotics, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, etc.). Author of many articles on contemporary art published in Russia and abroad, also of books and anthologies, including BioMediale. Contemporary Society and Genomic Culture (Kaliningrad, 2004), Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age (Vol.1, Kaliningrad, 2009). His artworks have been presented in various national and international exhibitions such as Bunker Poetico (49 Venice Biennial, Venice, 2001), Davaj! Russian Art Now (Berlin-Vienna, 2002), Brain Academy Apartment (50 Venice Biennial, Venice, 2003), 3durch3 (Kassel, 2004), Art of Tortures and Executions (Kaliningrad, 2005), Eastern Neighbours (Utreht, 2006), Victory over the Sun (Moscow, 2007), Technology Expanding the Horizon (Columbus, 2007), Senses Alert (Berlin, 2008), Corpus Extremus (Life+) (New York, 2009), Russian Utopias (Moscow, 2010), Life. Version of Science (Moscow, 2011) and others. In 2007 his artwork has been selected by Wired magazine as the world's 10 top innovations. In 2008 he has been awarded the National Innovation Award for Contemporary Visual Arts (Russia). Recipient of many professional awards, he has participated in festivals and conferences internationally. Organizer and curator of more than 20 international sci-art projects. Since 1998, Bulatov has been the curator at the Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Russia.

Alexey Chebykin (1961, Lisva, Russia)
Artist, architect. He has been active in many fields of contemporary art, including Augmented Reality technologies, 3D-modeling, interactive installations, focuses on the link between art and innovative technologies. He has taken part in various international exhibitions and festivals such as ArtKlazma Festival (Moscow, 2004), Artist and Arms (Moscow, Nizhny Tagil, Gdansk, 2002-2005); 9000 km (Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Kurgan, Bishkek, 2006); Golden Web Fest (2006), The 3rd Bishkek Biennial (Bishkek), Eastern Neighbours (Utrecht; Kalmar, 2006); The Heart of Venice (Venice, 2007); PRAGUEBIENNALE 3 (Prague, 2007); Venice Biennale 52 (GINNUNGAGAP, Venice, 2007); Artissima (Turin, 2007); BazelWorld 2008 (Bazel, 2008); Schengen (Berlin, 2008); The Russian Roulette (Wiesbaden, 2008); Monsters - People, Murders, Power Machines (Dresden, 2008), Russian Utopias (Moscow, 2010), Life. Version of Science (Moscow, 2011), contemporary art festivals: Artzawod (Ekaterinburg, 2009), Contemporary artist in traditional museum (St.Peterburg, 2009), Western Russia. Contemporary art from Kaliningrad (St.Peterburg, 2009) and others. Lives and works in Kaliningrad (Russia).

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