Arseniy Zhilyaev (born 1984 in Voronezh, Russia) is an artist, curator, and political activist who lives and works in Moscow and Voronezh. Zhilyaev's projects rethink the heritage of Soviet museology, such as "Museum of Proletarian Culture. Industrialisation of Bohemia" (Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow, 2012), "Pedagogical poem" (in collabration with Ilya Budraitskis and collective of the project, Presnya Historical Memorial Museum, Moscow, 2012) and "M.I.R.: New paths to the objects" (Kadist Fondation, Paris, 2014). Since 2011, he is a member of the editorial board of the Moscow art magazine Khudozhestvennyi zhurnal. Zhilyaev won the Innovation 2010 Russian state award in the sphere of contemporary art and the Soratnik [Companion-in-Arms] 2010 and 2012 award, and was nominated for the Visible Award 2013. He has degrees from Voronezh State University (2006), the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art (2008), and the Valand School of Fine Arts (2010).