Ivan Plusch was born in 1981 in Leningrad; he graduated from the St. Petersburg Art College, n. a. N. K. Roerich and from the St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy, n. a. V. Mukhina in 2009. He is one of the founders and leaders of the group "The Unconquered" (2006), has regularly participated in the Youth Biennale, was a participant of the Parallel Programme of "Manifesta 10" (St. Petersburg, 2015), and has been a participant and organiser of numerous contemporary art projects. Ivan is a laureate of the Innovation Award (2013) and the Kuryokhin Prize. His works are in the collections of the State Russian Museum, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (as part of ROSIZO), as well as in numerous private collections around the world. He lives in St. Petersburg.