DMITRY BULNYGINProgram Bio
June 2006: New York and the Flaherty Film Seminar at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Dmitry Bulnygin was born in 1965. His work in the arts began in the 1980s, when he worked on neo-expressionist painting, prints, and performances based in primitivism. In 1990, he graduated from the Novosibirsk Architectural Institute. In 1998 a fire in his workshop destroyed all of his previous works including paintings and components of installations. He thus decided to shift his focus to installation and video work. Since then, he has produced numerous experimental videos that have been shown both locally and internationally at such venues as the Central House of Artists (Moscow, 2000 and 2005), Art in General (New York, 2004), and KIASMA (Helsinki, 2004). In 1995 he participated in the European subculture project “Eurocot”. He has also participated in various international seminars and European video film festivals. In 2000 he founded what would become the annual International Festival of Extra Short Film (ESF) in Novosibirsk. The Festival features films one minute or shorter in length with clearly defined premises and outcomes. Described as “the most democratic and low-budget video festival in Russia,” the ESF has featured films from across Russia, Europe and Asia.
Career UpdatesSince participating in the CEC ArtsLink hosted Open World Cultural Leaders Program in 2006, Bulnigyn has continued to have significant professional success.