Boris Groys is a philosopher and a contemporary art theorist. Born in Leningrad in 1947. He was frequently publishing his texts on philosophy and theory of art in samizdats from the mid 70s. He immigrated to Germany in 1981. Boris Groys is currently a Professor of Philosophy, Theory of Art and Media Theory in Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. He is an author of numerous articles and books.