Borisov Sergei
Solo exhibitions

Sergei Borisov. KGallery, St. Petersburg, Russia


A tale of lost time. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

Reconstruction. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia


New meanings. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Zeitgeist. Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Zeitgeist. National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria


Kinotavr 2017. Zimniy Theater, Sochi, Russia

Zeitgeist, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Girls, Girls, Girls. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow , Russia


Glasnost and Perestroyka in Moscow. AKKA Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Studio 50А. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Video Art of Sergei Borisov. National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia

Bare Bohemia. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Body Language. Glaz Gallery, Moscow, Russia


New Petersburg. Corinthia Hotel, Saint Petersburg, Russia


People and Their Time. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia


Sergei Borisov. Glaz Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Sergei Borisov, Moskau. Village.Town.City.Photographs, Alex Schlesinger Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Bieler phototage. Jegge Gallery, Biel, Switzerland


Nude. The 4-th International Photography Month in Moscow: Photobiennale 2002, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia


Naked people. Retrospective, Tochka Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Sergei Borisov. Kulturforum, Oberursel, Germany


Generation Next. Alexander Gallery, Washington, USA

People and Trends of New Culture. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia

Typology of Fashion. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia


Portraet einer Zeit. Fotos von Sergei Borisov. Galerie Ars + Birmensdorf, Birmensdorf, Switzerland


Generation Х. Maliy Manege, Moscow, Russia

Russia, Generazione X. Il Diaframma-Kodak Cultura Gallery, Milan, Italy

Fiesta. Press Centre of the 19th Moscow Film Festival, Moscow, Russia

Continents. TV Centre, Ryazan, Russia


Paris-Moscow, Hermitage Club, Moscow, Russia

Group exhibitions

New Now, Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia


Personal Space, a collective retrospective exhibition, The Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Exhibition of Achievements of Contemporary Artists. GUM-Red-Line Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Escape! Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia

May Dreams. Cascade. Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia


Soft Homeland. Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia


Girls of the 80s. Yeltsin Centre, Yekaterinburg, Russia


PERKINNALE. The ART4 Museum. Moscow, Russia


Museum Night. Underground is alive! Studio 50А, Moscow, Russia

Evolution of Sight. 1991–2016. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia


Opening of the Yeltsin Presidential Centre. Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia

The Worker and Kolkhoz Woman. Personal Case, MEA Manege, Moscow, Russia

Insight. Scenes from Russian Art Life1986–1992, The Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia

Archive M. MMOMA, Moscow, Russia


Zero Object. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia


Untamed Fashion in USSR. Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Beauty Without glamour. The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Time bells. The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia

Moscow Photographic Salon, Gallery of Classical Photography, Moscow, Russia


Silence is death. Artplay Design Centre, Moscow, Russia

Noir. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia


La Leçon de l'Histoire. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Glasnost. Haunch of Venison, London, UK

Passion Bild. АККА Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

ICONS 1960–1980s. The Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography, Moscow, Russia


PunkPerestroyka 80. Europe ХХL, Lille, France

Landscape. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Hooligans of the 80’s. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia


Glastnost/Perestroyka. Diehl+Gallery One, Moscow, Russia

Good Artist… Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Soc Art. La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Soc Art. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia


The Alternative Art of the 60’s-90’s. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia

The 10th Anniversary of the Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

Sergei Borisov. Metamorphosis of the Game, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Nonkonformisten. Bern, Zurich, Geneve, Switzerland

Collaborators. The State Tretyakov Gallery, The 1-st Moscow Biennale of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia

Flat Art. Tochka Gallery, The 1st Moscow Biennale of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia


Moscow – Berlin. The State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia

Paris. PhotoSoyuz Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Photo Relay Race: from Rodchenko to Our Days. Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia


School of Painting. Part 2. National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia

Moscow. City. Spectacle. Capital of Photography, Wallach Art Gallery, University of Colombia, New York, USA


The Russian Nude 20th Century Photography. Luke& A Gallery of Modern Art, London, UK


In the Search of Time Lost. Museum of Modern History, Moscow, Russia


Metamorphosis. The British Council, Moscow, Russia

Russia. The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

Generation PEPSI. The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

Icons Of The Millennium. The Chimney, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

Moscow 1920–2000. The Russian Centre of Culture and Technology, Berlin, Germany


Golden CANON (the 1st Prize). The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia


Aufbruch. Bayer Exhibition Centre, Leverkusen, Germany

Two Cabinets & Fenso Museum. Contemporary Art Institute, Moscow , Russia

New York Photography Fair. The Puck Building, New York, USA


100 of the Best Photos, "Izvestia-CANON" contest. State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia

From the Late Soviet Era to the 1990's. Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, USA

Photo Relay Race: from Rodchenko to our days. А-3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Moscow Though the Eyes of Contemporary Photographers. Manege Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia

Les nouveaux mythes et la nouvelle réalité. La Base, Centre d'Art contemporaine, Paris, France


Renewal and Metamorphosis. MIT Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Paris As It Is. Central House of Architects, Moscow, Russia


Padovafiere. Padova, Italy

Saint Petersburg – a Glance from a Stranger. The State Museum of History of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Damaged Utopia. Kunstlerwerkstadt, Munich, Germany

Neue Fotokunst aus Russland. Galerie im Karmelitorkloster, Frankfurt on Main, Germany


Moscow House of Photography, Moscow

Museum of photographic collections, Moscow

Moscow History Museum, Moscow

Moscow Museum of Modern art, Moscow

The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Kunsthaus, Zurich

Musee d’Elisee, Lozanna

MIT-Museum, Cambridge

Museum University State of Texas, Austin

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, New Brunswick

The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Museum d’Arto Russo, Roma

Photographer Sergei Borisov is a chronicler of the Soviet underground: his photographs are world famous and published in such known worldwide editions as Le Monde, Photo, Vogue, Interview, Spin, Face and others. Sergei Borisov was born in 1947 in Moscow. In the 1970s–1980s he worked as an advertising photographer, took portraits of Soviet pop stars for the posters and records of the Melody Company. At the end of the 1970s, he entered the City Committee of Graphic Artists, in the photography section, where his exhibitions of the portraits of artists took place in 1980–1981. Through his official work with the stage, Borisov received his own studio in Moscow (known as Studio 50A), which became a place of meetings, exhibitions, and concerts of the unofficial culture representatives of Moscow and Leningrad. Among the heroes of his photographs are Victor Tsoy, Boris Grebenshchikov, Timur Novikov, Ilya Kabakov, Anatoly Zverev, Zhanna Aguzarova, Sergey Kuryokhin, Alla Pugacheva and others. Sergei Borisov is still actively working and exhibiting both in Russia and abroad. Recent selected retrospective exhibitions of the author are "Sergei Borisov. Zeitgeist" (MMOMA, Moscow, Russia, 2017; National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2018; National Gallery of Modern Art, Zagreb, Croatia, 2021). In 2022, the exhibition "Reconstruction" was opened, timed to the 75th anniversary of the author. The jubilee year was also marked by a solo museum exhibition "A Tale of Lost Time" at the Multimedia Art Museum. The photographer’s works are on sale at the most prestigious auctions of Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips. Today Borisov's works are kept in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, The Museum of Moscow, the MMOMA, the Multimedia Art Museum, as well as in many other European museums and private collections.


Body vs. System. National Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb, Croatia. 2021

Studio 50A. Art album. Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia. 2014

Sergei Borisov. Art album. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia, 2007

Avant Garde. Art album. Lev Tolstoi Printing, Moscow, Russia. 1993

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