Dmitry BULATOV (Russia)
Dmitry Bulatov (1968, Kaliningrad, Russia) – poet, performer, lingua-artist. Covers a wide range of experimental poetic techniques, such as poetic noism, action, tactile, visual and sound poetry. He is the author of numerous publications in magazines and literary miscellanies, such as: Offerta Speciale (Turin), Signal (Belgrade), Chernovik (New York), Blocos (Rio de Janeiro), Revue Enveloppe (Paris), Passauer Pegasus (Passau), Numero (Frankfurt-on-Mein) and many others. He was the guest co-editor of the literary miscellanies West of Russia and Oikumena (1994-95). In the “Simplicij” publishing house he prepared and published the books dedicated to the history and development of the non-traditional poetry in Russia and abroad, including such as: Experimental poetry. Selected articles (Kaliningrad – Malbork, 1996), Point of view. Visual poetry: 90s (Kaliningrad – Olsztyn, 1998). Bulatov has been a co-organiser of more than twenty exhibitions, including such as: Kant Perfo-Ratio (State Art Museum, Kaliningrad 1994), Word Theatre (State Art Museum, Kaliningrad 1995), Echo area (Kaliningrad Branch of National Center for Contemporary Art, 1998), Point of view. Visual poetry: 90s (Toronto University, 1999), Echo area. Siberian Sore (III International Biennial of Museum Expositions, Krasnoyarsk, 1999), Glukhomania (International Art Fair “Art Moscow,” Central Artists’ House, Moscow, 2000) and others. His sound poetry productions have been published in international collections, such as: Pate De Voix (#9, Turin), SonArt. Revue Littéraire Sonore (#008, #014, Paris), Doc(k)s (3 #21-24, Ajaccio), Gedda Life!!! (VEC Audio CV#3, Maastricht) and others. He participated in more than a hundred art exhibitions, including the following ones: Visual Poetry Exhibition 1985-1995 (Balatoni Museum, Keszthely, 1995), VI International Biennial Experimental Poetry (El Chopo Museum, Mexico, 1996), Poesia Totale 1897-1997 (Palazzo della Ragione, Mantova, 1997), Visuelle Poesie (Gedenkstatte Schloss Rheinsberg, Berlin, 1997), 1st International Biennial Exhibition of book-objects (Musee d’Art Modern – Vasarely Museum, Paris – Budapest, 1998), Elvideoylapoesia – Lapoesiayelvideo (Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona, 1999), International Art Fair “Art Manege’99 Eurasian Zone” (Art Manege, Moscow, 1999), Concrete Poetry from Russia: D.Bulatov, S.Segay, W.Starquist (Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, 1999), Hommage à Carlfriedrich Claus (Kunstkeller, Annaberg, 2000) and others. Bulatov participated in fest-programs: The 1st International Multimedial Art Festival (Odžaci, 1998), H2O-Festival (Oslo, 1999), First Aix Art Contemporary Festival (Aix-en-pce, 1999) and others, he was also a regional co-ordinator of the All-Russian festival Cultural heroes of the 21st century (Kaliningrad – Moscow, 1999). His works are kept in the collections of: The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of concrete poetry (Miami), Academia d’Arte di Pisa (Pisa), Centrum Bildende Kunst (Groningen) and others. He took part in international conferences on the issues of contemporary literature and art, and also delivered courses of lectures at various universities in Russia and Canada. He is a laureate of the professional reward “Recognition” in the area of literature (1998), information: Art Diary International (Milano: Flash Art Books, 1999), Who is who in Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad: Yantarny Skaz Publishing House, 2000). Dmitry Bulatov lives and works in Kaliningrad (Russia).