Dmitry Prigov (b.1940, Moscow, Russia) ::: Article
Poet, essay writer, artist, performer. Started his literary and artistic activities in the late 1950s. Author of numerous publications in magazines, literary miscellanies, catalogues and contemporary poetry anthologies, poetry books, essays and prose, issued by Russian and foreign publishing houses. Recent poetry books: "50 Drops of Blood" (Moscow: Argo-Risk, 1994), "Emergence of Verse After its Death" (Moscow: Text, 1995), "Militiaman and Others" (Moscow: Obscuri Viri, 1996), "Der Milizionar und die Anderen" (Leipzig: Reclam Verlag, 1992), "Les flauves de la vie" (Paris: Triptyque, LRS-AMGA, 1994), "Soviet Texts - 1979-84" (St. Petersburg: Limbach Publishing House, 1997), "Written since 1990 till 1994" (Moscow: NLO, 1998). Conducted a number of solo exhibitions at the Struve Gallery (Chicago), the Contemporary Art Center (Saint Louis, 1989), Krings-Ernst Gallerie (Cologne, 1991), the DAAD Gallery (Berlin, 1991), the Guelman Gallery (Moscow, 1994), the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, 1994), the Luedwig Museum (Budapest, 1995), Krings-Ernst Gallerie (Cologne, 1995),the Muelcheim Museum (Muelcheim-on-Ruhr, 1995) and others; conducted a number of poetry readings and lectures on contemporary Russian art and literature at the Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Ohio and other universities (USA), London and Cambridge Universities Colleges (Great Britain), at the universities of Munich, Frankfurt, Bochum, Bremen (Germany) and others. Participated in more than a hundred group exhibitions. He is a laureate of various prizes, rewards and awards, including the Pushkin Prize for literature (Topfer-Foundation and Russian PEN Club, 1994), the German Academy of Art Award (1991), also First Prize winner at the Paper Biennial (Duren, 1994).