Born on 19 March 1947 in Berlin, Germany, Boris Groys is an art critic, media theorist and philosopher. He is currently a Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University and Senior Research Fellow at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has been a professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design/Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and an internationally acclaimed Professor at a number of universities in the United States and Europe, including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California and the Courtauld Institute of Art London.
Groys has curated numerous exhibitions, including:
Fluchtpunkt Moskau at Ludwig Forum (1994 Aachen, Germany)
Dream Factory Communism at the Schirn Gallery (2003-2004 Frankfurt, Germany)
Privatizations at the KW Institute of Contemporary Art (2004 Berlin, Germany)
Total Enlightenment: Conceptual Art in Moscow 1960?1990...(2008-2009 at Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, Germany, and Fondacion March in Madrid, Spain).
He co-curated the exhibition Medium Religion with Peter Weibel at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, (2009 Karlsruhe, Germany).
Groys was the curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011.