Konstantin Bessmertny was born in 1964 in Blagoveshchensk, Russia. He is currently based in Macau and Hong Kong. For seven years he studied fine art in the grand academies of the former Soviet Union, studies he now pairs with his extensive knowledge of literature, music, history and politics. His exhibitions have included 365: A Work a Day at the Museu do Oriente (Lisbon), as well as Tempos de Grande Ignorância: Trabalhos de Konstantin Bessmertny and Konstantin Bessmertny: Recent Works, both at the Macau Museum of Art. Bessmertny was a finalist for the 2006 Sovereign Asian Art Prize and represented Macau at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. His work has been acquired by numerous public and private collections, among them the Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou), the Macau Museum of Art, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) and Fundação Oriente (Macau).