Mikhail Zheleznikov was born in Leningrad in 1972. His videos have been shown at modern art museum Kiasma (Helsinki), Museum of the Moving Image (New York), The National Art Center (Tokyo), Kunst Museum Bonn, Museum of Modern Art Erarta (St. Petersburg). Participant and jury member of various international film festivals. Since 2011 programs experimental short film competition In Silico at Message To Man film festival, where he is a member of the selection committee.Since 2012 co-curates Kinodot experimental film festival. Teaches at St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and St. Petersburg New Cinema School.