Dmitry "Dima" Strakovsky was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. He completed his MFA degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives in reasonably urban parts of Kentucky, USA with occasional time off in reasonably rural parts of Toyama, Japan. Dima's work spans diverse media and conceptual interests. Collaborative performances, media installations, drawing and sculptural works are just some of the examples of different modalities that define his output. His work has been included in a variety of exhibitions and events at venues such as Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Moscow Biennale, Mediations Biennale (Poznan) and Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.