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He lives and works in Moscow.
He was born in Potsdam, then East Germany. He is a member of numerous arts organizations in Russia, including the Hermitage Association and the Mayakovsky Friends' club. Since 1993 he has served as president of the Institute of Technology of Art, and since 1994 he has been the Practical Work Supervisor at Moscow Arts Laboratory New Media. He has worked in the Pushkin Museum, the Museum of the East, and the Moscow Zoo, and read lectures at the Moscow Planetarium. He has worked as a radio DJ (for Stantsiya 106.8) and was the first VJ in Russia, an artist for the magazine "Ptyuch," and an actor and artist for the film "Assa."
He is also a musician, and composed a soundtrack to the film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (with Timur Novikov), and the album "1988." Brian Eno's album The Shutov Assembly is named for him.
In 2001 he represented Russia at the 49th Venice Biennale, with the project "Abacus".
It constituted of 40 automated, praying figures, all dressed in the same black robes. They were kneeling, bowing to the ground and reciting prayers from different religions and in different languages. As they were reciting, the texts they were saying was shown on television screens in the corners of the room.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sergei+Shutov and WayToRussia.Net / Celine Smith