Chto Delat

The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) was founded in 2003 in Petersburg by a group of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism. Chto Delat sees itself as an artistic cell and also as an organizer of a variety of cultural activities that aim at politicizing “knowledge production”. Artists work with a wide range of media—from video and theater plays, to radio programs and mural. They also organize art projects, seminars and public campaigns. The works of the collective are characterized by the use of alienation effect, surreal scenery, and a deep analysis of social and political struggles. Recent exhibitions include:Some things want to run, Centre for Contemporary Arts” (Glasgow, 2019), “Proregress: The 12th Shanghai Biennale” (China, 2018), “The Modern Art: 1960–2000. Restart” (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow (2018), KOW BERLIN (solo shows 2017 and 2015).