Mikhail Karasik is a publisher of books and catalogues on Russian vanguard culture at the beginning of XX century. The artist is an organizer and ideologist of Petersburg Kharms-Festivals. He was born in Leningrad in 1953. In 1976 he graduated from the art – graphic department of the State Teachers’ Training Institute named after A. I. Hertsen (Leningrad), lives and works in St. Petersburg.
The main personal exhibitions: Scientific Library of the State Hermitage (1997, St. Petersburg), Saxon State Library (1998, Drezden), Art Institute (1998, Chicago), the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A. S. Pushkin (2001, Moscow), the State Russian Museum (2003, St. Petersburg). Mikhail Karasik’s works are in the collections of the State Russian Museum, the State Hermitage, the Russian National Library, the state Museum of Fine arts named after A.S. Pushkin, the State Tretyakov Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the British Library (London), George Pompidu Centre (Paris), the State Library (Berlin), Bavarian State Library (Munich), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa, New-York) and other great museums and libraries in Russia and abroad.