Sergey Nikolaev

Sergey Nikolaev. Member of the NCU since 2018. Based in Moscow, Russia

Member of the NCU since 2018
Based in Moscow, Russia


Sergey Nikolaev was born in 1957 in Dnepropetrovsk in the east of Ukraine. He lived in Zaporozhye from 1958 until 1991. He lives in Moscow since 1991.
1974-79 — he studied at the Zaporozhye Machine Building Institute.
He began to be interested photo in 1977 and he was a member of photo club 'Zaporozhye' since 1979. He taught children photo since 1980.
1982-91 — he worked as a photographer in Ndihaz and in Trust Zaporozhyelectromontazh in Zaporozhye city.
Sergey lives in Moscow since 1991 and he taught children photo. He cooperated with the newspaper 'Spasenie' (1992-1994), Publishing house Kommersant (1994-1999), newspaper Vedomosti (1999-2010) and others.
In 2006, he created the Internet project (Beyond 101st kilometer), the participants of which were: Alexander Shchemliaev, Alexander Sigidin, Vladimir Filonov, Evgeny Kompaniychenko, Maxim Dmitriev, Marlene Matus, Semion Prosyak, Sergey Chilikov, Sergey Nikolaev. In 2016, the project was closed.
2012-17 — he collaborated with the theater.
Since 2017 — independent photographer. By himself withdrew its own projects in Ukraine, Russia, Italy…
Since 1979 — Sergei Nikolaev has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the USSR, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Denmark, Russia, USA, Belarus.
Since 1991 — member of the Union of Photo Artists, both Russia and Ukraine.
Since 2018 — member of The Noga Creative Union.

Solo exhibitions

2008 People on the Shore, Glaz Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2001 Moscow-Petushki, Russian National Library, St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Russia.
1998 — Russkoe Pole Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1998 Kostroma. Mon Amour, Photo Biennal — 98, Na Kashirke Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1989 — Union of russian photographers of the USSR, Moscow, USSR.
1987 House of Scientists, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR.

Group exhibitions

2021 Memory Album, with Vladimir Filonov, Museum 'In the Beginning was the Word', Vershinino, Russia.
2021 — NCU 15 years old, VI International festival of photography 'Fotokrok' named Sigismund Yurkovsky, Vitebsk Center of the Modern Art, Vitebsk, Belarus.
2016-2017 — Participant of the IV Photo Biennal, Marble Palace of the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2011 — Participant of the international portfolio-review in Moscow for Russian photographers, Garazh Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia.
2006 — Photo Biennal — 2006, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
1996 — Curated by Jason Ashkenazy, Leica Gallery, New York, USA.
1993 Ukrainian Photography Today, curator Boris Mikhailov, Rutgers Center of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
1989 150 years of photography, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia.
1988 — Office of the 'Sovetskoe Foto' magazine, Moscow, Russia.
1988 — Palace of Culture, Cheboksary, Russia.
1981-1987 — Zaporozhye, Spain, Denmark, Romania, Czechoslovakia.
1979-1991 — Zaporozhye Photo Club, Zaporozhye, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR.

Museum collection

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia.
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.