Sergey Nikolaev was born in 1957 in Dnepropetrovsk in the east of Ukraine. He lived in Zaporozhye from 1958 until 1991. He lives in Moscow since 1991.
1974-79 – he studied at the Zaporozhye Machine Building Institute.
He began to be interested photo in 1977 and he was a member of photo club "Zaporozhye" since 1979. He taught children photo since 1980.
1983-91 – he worked as a photographer in Research Institute and in Trust Zaporozhyelectromontazh in Zaporozhye city.
Sergey lives in Moscow since 1991 and he taught children photo. He cooperated with publishing house Kommersant (1994-1999), newspaper Vedomosti (1999-2010) and others.
2012-17 – he collaborated with the theater.
Since 2017 – independent photographer. By himself withdrew its own projects in Ukraine, Russia, Italy ...
2006-2016 – author's (personal) project www.photo-xyz.ru
Since 1991 – member of the Union of Photo Artists, both Russia and Ukraine.
Since 2018 – member of the Noga Creative Union.
2008 – People on the Shore, Glaz Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2001 – Moscow-Petushki, Russian National Library, St. Petersburg. Petersburg, Russia.
1998 – Russkoe Pole Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1998 – Kostroma. Mon Amour, Photo Biennal - 98, Na Kashirke Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1989 – Union of russian photographers of the USSR, Moscow, RSFSR.
1987 – House of Scientists, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR.
2016-2017 – participant of the IV Photo Biennal, Marble Palace of the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2011 – participant of the international portfolio-review in Moscow for Russian photographers, Garazh Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
2006 – Photo Biennal - 2006, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
1996 – curated by Jason Ashkenazy, Leica Gallery, New York, USA.
1993 – Ukrainian Photography Today, curator Boris Mikhailov, Rutgers Center of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
1989 – 150 years of photography, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia.
1988 – office of the "Sovetskoe Foto" magazine, Moscow, Russia.
1988 – Palace of Culture, Cheboksary, Russia.
1981-1987 – Zaporozhye, Spain, Denmark, Romania, Czechoslovakia.
1979-1991 – Zaporozhye Photo Club, Zaporozhye, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR.