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.
2019 — Solo show "FALSE MIRRORS" at Antonov Gallery - Saint Petersburg, Russia
2018 — Solo show "CHATEAU PERDU", Antonov Gallery, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2018 — Solo show "Lilac Ladies", Orekhov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2018 — Group show "Circus! Circus! Circus!", ART4, Moscow, Russia
2017 — Group show "This little black dress", M-Gallery, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2016 — Group show "Portrait of Happy People", "Zdes na Taganke" (curator Andrey Bartenyev), Moscow, Russia
2016 — Solo show "Must have 2016", exhibition and shop-windows presentation, Au Pont Rouge, St. Petersburg, Russia
2016 —Solo show "POETLETTE", Apartment Kostya Kreuz, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2016 — Group show "STRIPS", M-Gallery, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2015 — Solo show "First Date", Beatnik Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2015 — Group show "12 chairs", regional museum of fine arts ROMIA, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2014 — Solo show "Hmm ...", Museum and Gallery of Contemporary Art Erarta, Saint Petersburg, Russia