Sergey Borisov was born in 1947 in Moscow. Since 1977 he has been shooting popular musicians. Having received the Grand Prix in the competition for the design of records, he designed about 70 records for popular musicians at the time. But the main Borisov’s merit is photo chronicle of Moscow and St. Petersburg counterculture. Working with magazines, he introduced the world to punk and underground Soviet culture in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 1985 he acted himself in the movie "Dancing on the Roof". Since the late 80's he has paid more attention to exhibitions and exclusive projects, less work on orders and in the press.
In 1994, his photo "Polet" was sold at Sotheby's auction in London, which marked the beginning of the Russian photographers' conquest of the international collection market.
Since 1976, Borisov has participated in various exhibitions, which were held not only in his homeland, but also in Paris, Zurich, Berlin, London and many other cities around the world. Here are some of them:
2018 Zeitgeist. Plovdiv. Personal exhibition
2018 Zeitgeist. National Gallery. Sofia, Bulgaria. Personal exhibition
2017 Sergey Borisov. Kinotavr Film Festival. Sochi. Personal exhibition.
2017 Zeitgeist. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Personal exhibition.
2017 Girls Girls Girls! Gallery RuArts. Moscow. Personal exhibition
2016 Against the stream. Russian Academy of Arts. Moscow.
2016 Encyclopedia of Photography (1891-1991). VDNKH. Moscow.
2016 Evolution of vision. 1991-2016. Central Exhibition Hall Manezh. Moscow.
2015 Glastnost and Perestroyka in Moscow. AKKA Zurich Gallery. Personal exhibition.
2014 Zero object. Moscow Art Media Museum.
2013 Beauty without glamour. State Russian Museum of St. Petersburg.
2013 Moscow XX century stories. Part II. Lumière Brothers Center for Photography. Moscow.
2012 Icons of the 90s. Loft Project ETAGI. "Fifth Floor”. St. Petersburg
2012 Naked bohemian. Ruarts Gallery. Moscow.
2011 Passion Bild. Russische Kunst seit 1970. Kunst Museum. Bern.
2011 Icons of the 90s. Lumière Brothers Center for Photography. Moscow.
2011 Mikhail Gorbachev. Perestroika. Central Exhibition Hall Manezh. Moscow.
2010 La Lecon de l'histoire. Palais de Tokio. Paris. France.
2010 Icons 1960-1980. Lumière Brothers Center for Photography. Moscow.
2007 People and time. Central Exhibition Hall Manezh. Personal exhibition.
2007 Social art. State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow.
1999 GOLDEN CANON. State Kremlin Palace. Moscow. First Prize.