was born in East Berlin in 1947. He studied philosophy and mathematics at the University of Leningrad and in 1981 moved to the Federal Republic of Germany. After several guest professorships, including at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he became professor for Art, Philosophy and Media Theory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Since 2005 Boris Groys has taught at the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University, New York, where he is a Global Distinguished Professor. His publications include the essay collections Art Power (2008) and Going Public (2010).