Denis Semenov aka Saint Denis
is a new media artist, co-founder and director at SAINT D Studio. Saint Denis generally creates virtual and artificial intelligence art. He works primarily in the fields of audio-visual performance and immersive installation. His particular works explore how the power of AI algorithms can create art pieces that challenge the boundaries of human imagination. Being immersed into AI and VR, he combines in his art creativity and cutting-edge technology. The artist is exploring how technologies generate new artistic forms, from paintings to music compositions. From 2023 Denis is a member of International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Denis has received a number of awards for his works including Nomination for Emmy Awards as Outstanding Interactive Media: Documentary (USA), Webby Award — People's Voice Winner (USA), Red Dot — Best of the Best. His works have been presented internationally at South by Southwest (USA), New Images Film Festival by Forum des images (France), Venice Film Festival (Italy), Cannes Film Festival (France) etc. Currently he lives and works in France.
2023 Webby Award - Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual - Best VR Headset Experience - Nomination
2022 Cannes World Film Festival - Best Virtual Reality Short - Winner
2021 Emmy Awards - Outstanding Interactive Media: Documentary - Nomination
2021 The Drum Awards - Technical Innovation of the Year
2021 Shorty Awards - Animations - Winner
2021 Promax Awards - Best use of Technology - Silver
2021 Webby Award - Virtual & Remote (Best Narrative Experience 2021) - Honoree
2021 Webby Award - Virtual & Remote (Best Performance 2021, Music 2021) - Honoree
2021 Clio Awards - Bronze - Film Craft (music original)
2021 Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) - Gold - Best Virtual Reality
2020 Lovie Awards - Gold - Best Narrative Experience
2020 Webby Award - People`s Voice Winner (News (Immersive and Mixed reality), Volumetric/6 degrees of freedom)
2020 Red Dot - Best of the Best, Red Dot ("Lessons of Auschwitz")
2020 Shorty Awards - Winner in Facebook Video, Virtual Reality, Branded Content, Finalist in Storytelling, Long Form Video, Education, Audience Honor in Storytelling, Long Form Video, Virtual Reality, Branded Content
2020 Epica Awards - Silver - Media
2020 Creative Pool - Bronze - Post Production, Silver - Application, Bronze - Branded Content, Silver - Publishing, Bronze - Photography
2019 Creative Pool - Bronze - Post Production
2019 New York Festivals - Bronze - Video Art and Experimental film (Short Film)
2018 GoEast Open Frame Award - Grand Prix as the best VR Experience
2018 Epica Awards - Silver - Digital

Sound and Machines — Beyond Basel at Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, USA
Odyssey: Villa Circe — Immersive Tech Week, Rotterdam, Netherlands
"VR and AI as new tools for creating art" — Digital Autumn Sensations by Institut Francais, online
Sound and Machines — Artizen Season 3 — NFT collection and exhibition, Metaverse
"AI as a content creation tool" — Stereopsia Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Once a Glacier
- ARTVR — The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
- Perception Omnifold, Indiana State University Art Galleries, Indiana, USA
- Currents Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
- Times Art Museum, Chongqing, China
- Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
- SXSW, Austin, USA

"Creating content in XR" — Digital Autumn Sensations by Institut Francais, online
"Cyber Attack: Digital art and Activism", Berlin, Germany
Once a Glacier
- IDFA Doc Lab, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Raindance Film Festival, London, Great Britain
- NYC Climate Week, New-York, USA
- New Museum, New-York, USA
Lava Land — Ristband Gallery, SXSW, Austin, USA

Cat out of the Bag — Prosthetic Reality Vol.2 — NFT and AR artbook, Metaverse
K.O.T.W.S — Raindance Immersive, London, Great Britain
Masterpieces of lacquer miniature — The Russian Museum of Decorative Art, Moscow, Russia
Work in colour — Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
"How to create in VR" — MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
- Venice Film Festival, Venice Production Bridge, Venice, Italy
- New Images, Paris, France
Welcome to the Other Side by Jean-Michel Jarre — SXSW, Austin, USA

Welcome to the Other Side by Jean-Michel Jarre — Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France
Lessons of Auschwitz — VIFF, Vancouver, Canada
To London and back — Creative XR, London, Great Britain
Flame — New Images, Paris, France
Romanovs 100 — New Images, Paris, France
"XR art" — Artlife, The Moscow Manege, Moscow, Russia
487 Venetia — Venice Film Festival — Venice Immersive, Venice, Italy
Caligari — Goeast Film Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany

Postreality — 11.12 Gallery, SberUniversity, Istra, Russia
Culture VR:FR — Powerhouse, Moscow, Russia
"Digital art. New ways of expression" — Open Innovations, Skolkovo, Russia
B.P.A.W. — Russian Documentary Film Festival, New-York, USA
Experiment — Worldskills, Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia
VR scene at Artlife, Tryokhgornaya Manufaktura, Moscow, Russia
Postreality — Art Fever auction, Book club "Depot", Moscow, Russia
"How to create a new reality" — Integratsia, State Museum and Cultural Centre, Moscow Russia
Pushkin's Tales — The Pushkin Library, Moscow, Russia
Avant-garde Upgrade — The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow, Russia
The Nominal Empire — SEEK/TIFF, Tromso, Norway
"VR as a new tool of creating art" — TEDx, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow, Russia

"VR art: death and digital renaissance of the object" — Open Studios, Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
Nadya Rusheva Award — Tseretelli's Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Nutcracker — The Pushkin Library, Moscow, Russia
Styles and epochs — A. Scriabin Memorial Museum, Moscow, Russia
"VR art and animation" — CG Event, Moscow, Russia
Art-werk, Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
Turgenev. VReadings
- Biblionight, Svetlovka Library, Moscow, Russia
- Red Square, Moscow, Russia
- Moscow International Book Fair, Moscow, Russia
Avant-garde Lab 2. — The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow, Russia
The Nominal Empire
- Art and Film Biennale Worpswede, Worpswede, Germany
- Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
Art Battle — MARS, Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
- Cannes Series, MIPTV, Cannes, France
- EFM, Berlinale, Berlin, Germany

- 2Annas, Riga, Latvia
- Russian Film Week, London, Great Britain
- Sputnik on Poland, Warsaw, Poland
- Listopad, Art Belarus Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
- International Youth Film Forum, Sochi, Russia
- Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow, Russia
- Uralkinofest, Yekaterinburg, Russia
- Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia
- Cannes Film Festival — Cannes XR, Cannes, France

"Artist of 21 century — between art and CG"- CG event, Moscow, Russia
Feel Noir - AR conference, Moscow, Russia
Immersive Canvas — Chagall, Alfa Future People, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
"Art in virtual reality" — Saint Anna Festival — Central House of Cinematographer, Moscow, Russia
Immersive Canvas — Malevich — Geek Picnic
Immersive Canvas — Chagall, Alfa Future People, Buddha Bar, Moscow, Russia
Feel Noir, Digital October, Moscow, Russia
Immersive Canvas — Malevich, Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia
Avant-garde icons — The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow, Russia

"Virtual reality in visual art" — 35 International Student Film Festival "VGIK", Moscow, Russia
"Technologies in art — from metamodern to kinopanorama", MixAR, Flacon Design Factory, Moscow, Russia
Eyes — Allure. Best of beauty, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Sound of War — The Central Museum of Musical Culture of Glinka, Moscow, Russia
Feel Noir, Art Basement, Moscow, Russia
"Five screens of one viewer" - Kinotavr Film Festival, Sochi, Russia
Immersive Canvas — Munch
- Reverse Point Asia, Tsaritsyno, Russia
- Lean Startup, Moscow, Russia
- Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia
- Art Who Art, Moscow, Russia
- Kinotavr Film Festival, Sochi, Russia
- Telegraph, Conde Nast Digital Day, Moscow, Russia
- Ritz Carlton, Moscow, Russia
- Digital October, Conde Nast Digital Day, Moscow, Russia