Profile: Boris GROYS

Boris Groys (born 1947) is a philosopher, art critic, and curator whose research centers on modern Russian philosophy, French poststructuralism, and contemporary media. He is the Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, New York. In addition Groys is Professor for Philosophy and Media Theory at the Academy for Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung) in Karlsruhe since 1994. He co-curated with curator and artist Qiu Zhijie Reactivation, 9th Shanghai Biennale, 2012 and was the curator of After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2012 and Empty Zones, Russian Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011. His published works include: Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media (2012); Introduction to Antiphilosophy (2012); The Communist Postscript (2010); and Art Power (2008). Groys lives and works in New York.