Sergey Bondarev was born in 1980 in Ekaterinburg to a family that had deep ties to theater. Having learned the basics at an art school, he then pursued his education at Ivan Shadr Art School in Sverdlovsk and then at Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts. After lengthy studies, he took a ten-year pause. Deliberately denying academic knowledge, Sergey remained in artistic environment taking up creative projects in various fields: from industrial design to theater projects. His move to St. Petersburg inspired him to return to the origins and resume his work at an art studio. His versatile experience and unique path similar to the first steps of Andy Warhol allowed Bondarev to shape his own understanding of beauty and find his language of esthetic expression. Now all the ideas he has nurtured sweepingly turn into series of paintings, collages, drawings and textile panels.
Sergey Bondarev’s first solo exhibition took place in St. Petersburg in 2014 at Erarta Contemporary Art Museum and Gallery. Sergey’s works are part of renown international private collections. In 2015, Sergey won “Artist of the Year” award (Top 50. Most famous people in St. Petersburg. Sobaka.ru magazine). In 2016, he was a headliner of the Helsinki fashion week. He collaborates with the Mikhailovsky Theater. His desire to change the world around him prompted the artist to form a union “KultuRRa” that serves as a base for his numerous collaborations while he continues his main activity as an artist.
2014 - "Hmm ...", Museum and Gallery of Contemporary Art Erarta, St. Petersburg
2015 - "First Date", Beatnik Gallery, St. Petersburg
2015 - group show "12 chairs", regional museum of fine arts ROMIA, Rostov-on-Don
2016 - group show "Portrait of Happy People", "Zdes na Taganke" (curator Andrey Bartenyev), Moscow
2016 - "Must have 2016", pop-up exhibition within the framework of the collaboration with "Au Pont Rouge", St. Petersburg
2016 - "Poetka", Apartment Kostya Kreuz, St. Petersburg
2016 - group show "STRIPS", M-Gallery, Rostov-on-Don
2017 - This little black dress", M-Gallery, Rostov-on-Don
2018 - "CHATEAU PERDU", Antonov Gallery, Ekaterinburg
2018 - "Lilac Ladies", Orekhov Gallery, Moscow
2018 - "Circus! Circus! Circus!", ART4, Moscow