Pavel Arsenev (born 1986 in Leningrad) is an artist, poet and theorist.
As an artist, he works with the graphic aspects and materialisation of (poetic) text. Participant of several international venues including Manifesta10, Matadero (Madrid), «Disobedient objects» (Victoria and Albert Museum), Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen (Leipzig), Kunstraum Dreiviertel (Bern), Nova Synagoga (Zilina), III Moscow Biennale of Young Artists, Subvision kunst festival (Hamburg).
Poems have been translated into English, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian. Books of poems include: “Things that won’t fit inside your head” published by AnnaNova (St.-Petersburg), 2005, “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously” by Kraft (Moscow, St.Petersburg), 2011, “Spasm of Accomodation” by CommuneEditions (Berkeley), 2017, «Reported speech» by Cicada Press (New York), 2018, and «Lo spasmo di alloggio» by Arcipelago Itaca Edizioni (Italy, 2021). Poems were also published by ARCADE project (Stanford University).