29.01.1961 – Born in Leningrad in family of archaeologists.
1977 – Graduates from an artists school.
1978 – Enrols at Leningrad State University, as a student with the history faculty in the department of art history.
1983-86 – After graduation from University, works for Leningrad’s Central Exhibition Hall, Palaces of Peterhof, and the Hermitage. Leningrad’s Pedagogical Institute. Writes essays on art history, critical essays on contemporary art.
1985 Co-founder of the Club of Art Historians – first independent art critics organisation in Russia.
1986- Meets young unofficial artists. Works with them as a critic and an artist. Has participated in more ten 200 exhibitions in the Russia, Europe and America. Joins the Friends of Mayakovsky Club, New Artists and NCHe/VCHe groups, New Academy of Fine Arts.
1974-89 – Participated in archaeological expeditions at Moldavia, Uzbekistan, Siberia, islands of Arctic Ocean, etc.; illustrated many books on archaeology
From 1993 has published “Kunstwollen” (Khudozestvennaya Volya; at 1998 founded organisation with the same name), from 2004 “Genius” magazines and from 1998 “Susanin” newspaper on questions of contemporary art, culture and science (www.susanin.zarazum.ru).
1997 – began a program about culture on radio “Record”
2000-2007 – director of “Archive & Library of the Independent Art” at the Culture Center “Pushkiskaya-10”.
2002 – head of the chair “Art Strategies” in the Russian Christian Humanity Institute.
2004 – teaches art history at the “Independent Uneversity-2”
2004 – 2005 – teaches art history at the The State Hermitage Educational Centere
Editor of many books on contemporary art.
2011 г. – top custodian Contemporary Art Museum (Spb State University)
1989 – grant from Pollok-Krasner Foundation, New York
1993 – grant from Soros Foundation, St-Petersburg
1994 – with 10 artists from the Baltic countries participated in the Ars Fennica competition;
- grant from Soros Foundation, St-Petersburg
1996-97 – grant from Philip Morris Kunstforderung, International Atelierprogram Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1998 – grant from Kultur Kontakt, Wien
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)
1991 – At Home, The Clocktower Gallery, P.S.1 Museum, ICA, New York
1993 – Microbiology, Borey Gallery, St.Petersburg
1994 – Conservation, Gallery 21, St.Petersburg
1996 – L’Art (pas) pur L’Art, Le Faubourg, Strasbourg
1997 – Die Verborgene Kunst, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
- Archaeology of miracle – Kabinet, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1998 – Narzissismus und Zen Dandyism, Christine Konig and Franziska Lettner Gallery, Wien
1999 – Occasional Connections, Navicula Artis Gallery, St-Petersburg
2000 – Tachanka. Cyber Famine Club. St.-Petersburg
2001 – Drawings. Gallery 103, St.-Petersbourg
2002 – The Borey Wind. Gallery Borey, St.-Petersburg
2003 – The Babylon Tower. Piter and Paul Forteres, St.-Petersburg
2004 – The Other Side of Picture. Archive & Library of the Independent Art, St.-Petersburg
2007 – Zen Dandyism – Gallery D-137, St.-Petersburg
2011 – Zarazum! (For mind!) – Central exhibition hall, Perm, Russia
2013- Susanin Zarazum! , AgencyArtRu gallery, Moscow
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)
1988 – New Artists. Raab Gallery, Berlin
1990 – The First North-American Exhibition of the Majakovsky Friends Club, Paul Judelson Arts, NY
1991 – The idea of the individual body in the era of late totalitarism. Museo de Arte Moderna, Mexico
1993 – Exchange – 2, Shedhalle, Rote Fabrik, Zurich
1994 – Kunst – Heimat – Kunst, Steiricher Herbst, Kunstlerhaus Graz
- Self-Identification, Stadtgalerie, Kiel; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; Russian Museum, St.-Petersburg
1995 – Layers, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore
1996 – Metaphern des Entrucktseins, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
1997 – Air-Fire, Open-air, Znamenka
1998 – New Acquisitions, Russian Museum, St.Petersburg
1999 – Mentale Landschaften, Helmhaus, Zurich
2000 – Neue Moscow, IFA Gallery, Berlin
- N.E.W.S., Gotland Art Museum, Pomeranian Princes Castle Szczecin, Riga State Museum
-Friedrich Nietzsche in der Kunst der Nachmoderne, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
2001 – The Three heroes. Gelman Gallery, Moscow
- Art-Moscow. Central House of Artists, Moscow
2002 – Snowgirl. New art from Russia. Zacheta Galeria, Warszawa
- Les amouxs partagees. Centr d’arts plastiques de Venissieux. Lyon;
- My way to Timbuctu. IFA Gallery, Berlin
2003 – International Performans Festival, Brno
2004 – Watch out! The National Museum of Art. Oslo
2005 – Accomplices. Collective and Interactive Works in Russian Art of the 1960s-2000-s. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2006 – Artists Against the State: Perestroika Revisited, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY
2007 – Art Moscow, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
- The Raw, the Coooked and the Packaged. Museo Kiasma, Helsinki
2010- Brush blow, State Russian Museum, Spb, Russia
«Glasnost: Soviet Non-Conformist Art from the 1980’s» – Royal Academy, London
2011- «New Academy. Saint-Petersburg» – Cultural fund “Ekaterina”, Moscow
«Passion Bild. Russian art aince 1970 year. Arina Covner collection» – Kunstmuseum Bern
2012- «Ten to the minus nine» – Galleria 3H+K, Pori (Finland)
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg (Russia)
The central Museum of Communication of A.S.Popov (Russia)
Museum of Nonconformist Art (SPb, Russia)
State. Tretyakov gallery, (Moscow, Russia)
Culture Fund “Ekaterina” (Moscow, Russia)
Zimmerli Art Museum (USA)
Art ex East Fund (Switzerland)
Private collections of Russia, France, USA, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Norway, Finland, etc.