Participant Profile

Deus ExCavator (Kerim Ragimov and Petr Shvetsov)

St. Petersburg

The artists Kerim Ragimov and Petr Shvetsov (Deus ExCavator) have participated in a multitude of solo and group exhibitions (including as part of the Parazit Art Gallery collective). They began their collaboration in 2016 to explore the phenomenon of digging and all its adjacent practices. Since 2017 they have been the holders of tractor driving licenses with the right to drive wheeled excavators, No. 78SK434220 and No. 78SK434219, respectively. They are nominees of the Innovation Award (2019), laureates of the 7th Post-Excavation Biennale (South Royalton, Vermont, USA 2018), and the Presidential award “People Are The New Oil” in the Extraction category (Terra Scientia Forum, Klyazma, 2017), and participated in the Biennale “Searching For A Person” (Nakhodka, 2019) with their project Deep Media.