Born 1952, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR

Since 1990 lives and works in Viborg, Denmark



Graduated from Kharkov Academy of Art and Architecture, 1969-75

Studied PhD, Kiev School of Architecture, 1983-86


Selected solo exhibitions

  • 2019 Dream Machine, Homage to Interbau 57, Hansa center, Berlin
    WE, collage, photography, paintings, Galerie Didier Devillez, Stephan Marquardt & Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    Close up and Private,  Den Gammel Brandstation, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2018 Tribute to Viborg 1018 - 2018, Viborg, Denmark
    Nature Matter, curated by Fay Dawling, Silkeborg Art Centre, Denmark
    End of Spring, Kiev Art Week, Ukraine
     Artist Take by Sergei Sviatchenko for Magasin du Nord, Copenhagen
  • 2017 Library Time, Barkas, Copenhagen
    You, Retrospective, curated by Helene Bay Nyborg, Kunsthal Viborg, Denmark
  • 2016 Secretly, Collage and paintings, curated Elisabeth Hajek and Manfred Maenling, Vienna
    Secretly, Wall installation at the MQ Fore Court, Vienna
  • 2015 Collages, Augustiana center for contemporary art, Denmark
  • 2014 The Other Side of Lifeless Landscapes, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2013 For Light and Memory, Gestalten Space, Berlin, In Between Trees, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2012 Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, installation, Ivanovo Art Museum, Ivanovo, Russia
    For Certain Because…, Galleri Naboløs, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Beautiful Bridges, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
    Dreams, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
    Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, installation, Riga Film Museum, Riga, Latvia
  • 2011 Insideoutside, Galleri NB, paintings and collages, Viborg, Denmark
    Sergey Nielsen paintings for Close Up And Private, Kaufmannshaus, Hamburg, Germany
    Sister Moon, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky,
    Mirror by Mirror, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland
    Højtid, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
    Year of the Rabbit, Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
  • 2009 Illumination of the White, Galleri NB, paintings, Roskilde, Denmark
    The Shape of White, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY, USA
    Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, installation, Gallery Photo Edition Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Less, photocollage, installation, Peter Lav Photo Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
    New Paintings, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
    Broken Images, Liaison Controverse, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 2008 For Brave Trees Only, Galleri NB, paintings, Viborg, Denmark
    The Trip, Homage to the Psychedelic era, collage installation, ROJO artspace,  Barcelona, Spain
    Architectural Landscape, Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings,  Hamburg, Germany
    Territory of Water, Art space Spanien 19 c, video installation, Aarhus, Denmark
    Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2007 Mind Nature, Galleri NB, paintings, Roskilde, Denmark
    Prints Tokyo, International Print Exhibition, Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
    Outsideinside, Drake Hotel public spaces, Toronto, Canada
    Rather Gentle Stereotype, Spark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Happy with What You Have, Galleri Signe Vad, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006 You are Not the Only One, installation, video, photography, Filosofgangen, Odense, Denmark
    Time, Kunsthallen Braenderigaard, Viborg, Denmark
    Galleri NB, paintings, Viborg, Denmark
    Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2005 Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
    Darwin My Friend, collage, installation, Galleria Arturarte, Rome, Italy
  • 2004 Twins, installation, Stockholm Art Fair, Galerie Wolfsen, Stockholm, Sweden
    Less, collages, Iride Associazione, Perugia, Italia
    The White Side of Dreams, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
  • 2003 Express, installation, photography, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
    Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2002 Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2000 Katarsis, installation, video, photography, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark
    Mixed Landscape, installation, video, photography, Nielsen & Holm-Møller Museet, Holstebro, Denmark
    Sergei Sviatchenko, installation, video, photography, paintings, objects, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark
    New Works, Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1998 Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1996 The Light, Viborg Stiftsmuseum, Viborg, Denmark
  • 1995 Works, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1994 The Wind, Gallery Nord, Denmark
    FIAC (International Art Fair), Gallery Nord, Paris, France
  • 1992 Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1991 Gallery Thea Fisher-Reinhardt, West Berlin, Germany
    Galleri Ho, Viborg, Denmark
    Galleri Nord, Randers, Denmark
  • 1990 Gallery at the magazine Decorative Art of USSR, Moscow, USSR
  • 1986 Institute of Design, Kiev, Ukraine, USSR



  • 2019 You Know My Name, Photo Kyiv Fair, Kyiv, Ukraine
    Art Week, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2018 Photo Kyiv Fair, Kyiv, Ukraine 
    Tribute to Viborg 1018-2018, International collage show, Viborg, Denmark 
    International Weird Collage Show, Jealous Gallery, London
  • 2017 Face and Identity, Kunstcenter Silkeborg Bad, Denmark
    Meta-Matter, curated by Faye Dawling, Karst, Plymouth, UK
  • 2016 Detached, Now and tomorrow, EIKON gallery at MQ, Vienna
  • 2014 L'Extime, Galerie Seine 51, Paris
  • 2013 Less, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
    Faceless, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria
    Stories, Danish Central Library, Flensburg, Germany
  • 2012 Alternative, Galerie Seine 51, Paris, France
    The Parade, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
    Affordable Art Fair, CCA&A GALLERY, Hamburg, Germany
    Art Copenhagen, Galleri Naboløs, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Gentle Elements and Strict Deconstructions, Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted, Denmark
  • 2011 For Love Not Money, The 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
    Contemporary Collage, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland
    Contemporary Collage, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany
    That was Now, curated by Mia Nielsen, Drake Hotel public spaces, Toronto, Canada
  • 2010 21st International Poster and Graphic Design Festival, Chaumont, France
    Love Your Work, Maverick Gallery, London
    Capture the Fade, The Paper Mill Gallery, Sydney
  • 2009 Cut, Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington
    Appetite for Construction, curated by Mia Nielsen, Drake Hotel public spaces, Toronto
    Dreams, Danish Graphic House, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2008 It’s Nice That/Original Format, The Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth, England
    Ink 01, International Illustration Rally, Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao, Spain
    Tenselessness II, Netfilmmakers, artist’s talk, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Watch This Space 2, The Illustration Gallery, Stroud, England
    Rojo Out, Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid, Spain
    The Visual Way of Life, Optica, International festival for video art, FNAC Callao, Madrid, Spain
    Cosmological Embeddedness or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Gallery Higher Pictures, New York, USA
  • 2007 Looking the Other Way, Drake Public spaces, Toronto, Canada
    Smart Fortwo, Rojo, Venice, California, USA
  • 2006 Time, videofilm, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Emergency Room, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark
    Emergency Room, Galerie Olaf Struber, Berlin, Germany
    Varoom Magazine, Coningsby Gallery, London, England
    Videoteka: Mobile Video Art Archive, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • 2005 Playface, collage installation, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy
    Display, collage installation, Kforumvienna, Vienna, Austria
    Plotarteurope, Museo laboratorio di arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy
  • 2004 Appetizers, collages, Iride Associazione, Perugia, Italy
  • 2000 Art 2000, Berkeley Square Gallery, London, UK
  • 1999 Art Miami, Galerie Egelund, Miami, USA
  • 1998 Artissima, Galerie Egelund, Turin, Italy
  • 1996 Galerie Protée, Paris, France
    Art Cologne, Galerie Egelund, Cologne, Germany
  • 1995 Kunstrai Art Fair Kunsthandel Frans Jacob, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1989  1st Soviet-American Exhibition, Kiev, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR
    21 View, Ukrainian Artists, Munich, Germany
    21 View, Ukrainian Artists, Odense, Denmark
    Three Generations of Ukrainian Paintings: 1960s-1980s, Denmark
    Flash – New Ukrainian Art, House of Architects, Kiev, Ukraine, USSR  


Selected books and catalogues

2018 Jørn Jacobsen, Sergei Sviatchenko: I am collage, Lindhardt & Ringhof, Copenhagen

2014 Rick Poynor, Sergei Sviatchenko: Collages, Schlebrueger.editor, Vienna 

Skull Art Prints, 20 removable posters, Laurence King Publishing, London

2013 Dennis Busch, Hendrik Hellige and Robert Klanten (eds.), The Age of Collage, Gestalten, Berlin

2012 Silke Krohn (ed.), Everything Goes Right & Left if You Want It: The Art of Sergei Sviatchenko, Gestalten, Berlin

Iben From, The Parade, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg

2011 Robert Klanten, Hendrik Hellige and James Gallagher (eds.), Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage, Gestalten, Berlin

Andrew Hall, Illustration, Laurence King Publishing, London

Faye Dowling, The Book of Skulls, Laurence King Publishing, London

Richard Brereton with Caroline Roberts, Cut & Paste: 21st Century Collage, Laurence King Publishing, London

Rebeka Poldsam, “Sergei Sviatchenko”, For Love Not Money, The 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum,Tallinn

2010 Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy (eds.), Supergraphics – Transforming Space: Graphic Design for Walls, Buildings & Spaces,

Unit Editions, London

2009 Faye Dowling, SENKO Book 1, Realise Editions, London

Daisuke Nishimura, We Love Artists. Artist in Residence around the world, Someone’s Garden, Tokyo 

2008 Mirror By Mirror. Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky by Sergei Sviatchenko, Galleri Image, Aarhus. Trine Rytter Andersen, Viktor Antonov, Marina Tarkovskaya, Mark Le Fanu, Irina Tchmyreva, Per Carlsen.

2007 Sergei Sviatchenko, Less, limited edition artist’s book, Rojo, Barcelona

2006 Hans Henrik Jacobsen, Paintings & Others 1991–2006, Hovedland, Aarhus

Sergei Sviatchenko, You Are Not the Only One, Filosofgangen, Odense 

2005 Sergei Sviatchenko, Less, Senko Publishing, Viborg

2004 Nina Poulsen, Pierra Peri, Less, Iride Associazione, Perugia

Sergei Sviatchenko, The White Side of the Dreams, Galerie Ægidius, Randers

2003 Viktor Antonov, Georgy Nikich and Martine Arnault-Tran, Sviatchenko: Multimedia, Light, Art, Stories, Borgen, Copenhagen

Georgy Nikich, Mixedlandscape, Jens Nielsen &Olivia Holm-Møller Museum, Horsens

Steffen Lange, Illumination of Horizontal and Vertical Connections, Jyske Bank Publisher, Silkeborg

2000 Viktor Antonov, Georgy Nikich, Katarsis, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus

Karen Lindrup, Mogens Brandt Poulsen, Sergei Sviatchenko, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg

1998 Tom Jørgensen, Sergei Sviatchenko: Works on Paper 1989-1998, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen

Lisbeth Tolstrup, Dansk Kunst, Soren Fogtdal Publisher, Copenhagen

Tamara Li, Alexander Klimenko, The Art of Ukraine in 20th Century, National Museum of Fine Art of Ukraine, Kiev

1996 Jørgen Hansen, Sergei Sviatchenko: Paintings 1993-1996, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen

1995 Jesper Overgaard, Byens Magi, Art Sted, Viborg

1994 Torben Weirup, When the Light Breaks Through, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen

Lisbeth Tolstrup, The Name of the Place, Galerie C, Aarhus

1993 Jørgen Hansen, Sergei Sviatchenko: Paintings, 1990-1993, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen & Galerie Nord, Randers

Jørgen Hansen, 3 års malerier I Danmark, Galerie Nord, Randers & Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen

Jørgen Hansen, Dansk Kunst 1993, Soren Fogtdal Publisher, Copenhagen

1992 Palle Schmidt, A Dynamic Colourist. Painting, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen Poul Nielsen, Belonging, Edition Schur, Horsens

1991 Erik Johannesen, Painting 1991, Galerie Nord, Randers


Selected articles 

2015 Marie Duedahl, “Jeg er selv en collage”, Jyllands-Posten, Denmark

Thomas Edlinger, “Less plus less”, Eikon no.89, Austria

2014 Alex Gubi Kierrumgaard, “Sergei Sviatchenko” (interview), Cold North no. 1, Denmark

Eunyoung Park, “Graphic Design to overpower the Space”, Design, no.430, April, South Korea

Antony Hudek, “Collaborations. Sergei Sviatchenko”, CCC Newspaper nr.1, Austria

2013 Peppe Orru, “ A modern-day renaissance man: the multi-faceted work of Sergei Sviatchenko”, Collezioni Uomo, nr.83, Italy

Rick Poynor, “Collage Now, Part 1: Sergei Sviatchenko”, Design Observer (website), 22 August

P.J. Smith, “Sergei Sviatchenko” (interview), Acclaim, no. 29, Australia

Ayako Ueda, “Visual Language of Style. Sergei Sviatchenko”, Free&Easy, no.174, April, Japan

Sina Braetz, “Der provocateur”, L’Officiel Hommes, no.4, winter, Germany

2011 Francis Cazal, “De l’art et du style”, Clark, no.50, September/October, France

2010 Frederik Andersen, “Close Up And Private”, Euroman, no.198, August, Denmark

Adrian Shaughnessy, “Quand l’illustration s’exspose”, étapes, no.181, June, France

Paul Burgess, “The Future is Junk”, Varoom no. 12, spring, UK

Victor Verbeek, “Close Up And Private”, Code, no.17 spring/summer 20, Netherlands

2009 Richard Brereton, “Sticks in the Mind”, Elephant, no.1, winter 2009-10, UK

Xi Sheng, ”Sergei Sviatchenko”(interview), 100%O2, no.001, China

2008 Peter Kelly, “Paper City: Sergei Sviatchenko”, Blueprint no. 272, November, UK

Adrian Shaughnessy, “Sergei Sviatchenko”, Blueprint no. 265, April, UK

2007 Anna Follo and Nello Russo, “Sergei Sviatchenko” (interview), Playzebra, no.05, Italy

“Who I Think I Am”, thisisamagazine 5th compendium, Italy

Walter Bettens, “Art for Art’s Sake”, DAMn no. 12, July/August, Belgium

Anna Lengle, “Meeting Sviatchenko”, LE, no.235, August, Russia

“Nami”, Rojo, Spain

“Fortwo”, Rojo, special edition, Spain

“To inspire”, Wonderland, no.7, September, Denmark

2006 Adrian Shaughnessy, “Mapping the Terrain”, interview with Sviatchenko, Varoom no. 1, UK

Sergei Sviatchenko, “When I was Seventeen…” Kilimanjaro, no.6, UK

1999 Giovanni Joppolo, “The Amalgam’s Dialectics”, Cimaise no. 266/267, France

1995 Philippe Piguet, “Interior Landscapes”, Cimaise no. 234, France

1990 Enver Bajkeev, “Fireworks Honoring General ‘S’”, Decorative Art of USSR, no. 10, October, USSR

1989 Viktor Kudin, “In the world of Sergei Sviatchenko´s collages”, Construction & Achitecture, nr.6, June, Ukraine, USSR 

1988 Lembit Remmelgas, “Sergei´s Collages”, Norus, nr.1, January, Estonia, USSR


1986 Olena Matushek, “Sergei Sviatchenko. Collage of ideas”, Ranok, nr.12, December, Ukraine, USSR



Cobra Invest 1974, Copenhagen, Denmark

Grundfos, Bjerringbro, Denmark

The Poul Due Jensen Academy, Bjerringbro, Denmark

The Danish Parlament, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dansk Industri, Copenhagen, Denmark

DFDS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Danske Bank, Viborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jyske Bank, Silkeborg, Denmark

Nokia House (Now Aalborg University),Copenhagen, Denmark

Institute of Scandinavian Physical Culture, Viborg, Denmark

Nykredit, Viborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Else and Erik Johannesen collection, Randers, Denmark

Tradium, Danish Bussines Akademy, Randers, Denmark

Gerner F. Siepmann collection, Aarhus, Denmark

Hotel La Perle, Paris, France

Viborg Kommune_Viborg, Denmark

Jørn Jakobsen Collection, Randers, Denmark

Minna and Niels Due Jensen, Bjerringbro, Denmark

Manfred Maenling collection, Vienna, Austria

Henning Nielsen and Elisabeth Lund collection, Silkeborg, Denmark

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Copenhagen, Denmark

Morville collection, Viborg Denmark 


Per Norhaven collection, Viborg, Denmark



2013 Film Mirror by Mirror. Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky. With Noriko Okaku (JP/UK)

- 1st prize at the International competition of experimental short films at The Lucca International Film Festival, Toscana, Italy 

2nd place in Fine Art: Collage category, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA

2012 Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Collage category for winning entry “Lineless”, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA

2010 Capture the Fade, Overall winner, Ampersand Magazine Photography Award, Sydney, Australia 

2009 Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Collage category for the winning entry “Less”, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA

2007 D&AD Yellow Pencil, London, England

2004 The 13th Seoul Space International Print Biennial, Seoul, Korea

2001 Ljubljana/2nd World Festival of Art on Paper, Ljubljana, Slovenia



2016 City magic, collage workshop, Viborg Youth School, Denmark

2015 Feeling of shape, workshop at Viborg Gymnasium in collaboration with The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark 

2013 Playface 10, collage workshop, Grundfos Russia, Center Digital October, Moscow, Russia

Playface 9, collage workshop , Mozarteum University of Salzburg (stage design department),Salzburg, Austria

2012 Playface 8, collage workshop, Belgrade Design Week, Museum of Contemporary Art, Serbia

Playface 7, collage workshop, Viborg Youth School, Denmark

2011 Playface 6, collage workshop, Tradium New Danish Business Academy, Randers Art Museum, Randers, Denmark

2009 Playface 5, collage workshop, The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark

2006 Teach Me 3, Playface 4, collage workshop, University Luav of Venice, Faculty of Arts and Design, Venice, Italy

Playface 3, collage workshop at Business School, Viborg, Denmark

2005 Playface 1 & 2, collage workshops and exhibition at Trevi Flash Art Museum, curated by Maurizio Coccia, Trevi, Italy  

1999 Colour & Form, photography and collage, Lunderupgaaard, Denmark



2014 Artist-in-residence program, MuseumsQuartier 21, Vienna, Austria

2013 Artist-in-residence program, MuseumsQuartier 21, Vienna, Austria

2007 The Drake Hotel artist-in-residence program, Toronto, Canada

2004 Artist-in-residence program, Jyllands Posten, Berlin, Germany


1990 Artist-in-residence program, Herning Folk High School, Denmark

Major large works

2015 “Twins” large painting for Tradium, Danish Buisness Academy, Randers, Denmark

2011 Photomurals for Tradium, Danish Buisness Academy, Randers, Denmark

Photomurals at Buchs, Randers, Denmark

2010 Photomurals for Tradium, Danish Buisness Academy, Randers, Denmark

Photomurals for Vestervang primary school, Viborg, Denmark

2009 Photomurals for Envision Advertising Agency, Aarhus, Denmark

Photomurals for FCM Football Academy, Ikast, Denmark

2008 Photomurals for Tradium, Danish Buisness Academy, Randers, Denmark    

2006 Photomurals for Tradium, Danish Buisness Academy, Randers, Denmark

2005 Large paintings, Buchs, Randers, Denmark

Large paintings for Holstebro Central Hospital, Denmark

2004 Large wall painting installation at the New Danish Business Academy Tradium, Randers, Denmark

Photomurals for Energi Viborg Arena, Denmark

2003 Creation of 150 m2 painting installation “Illumination of horizontal and vertical connection” covering two walls at Jyske Bank’s head office, Silkeborg, Denmark

2002 “Comfort, Trust, Hope”, large painting, Skjern Church, Denmark

Opening of exhibition space, Senko Studio, Viborg, Denmark

Photomurals for Mercantec, Viborg, Denmark

2001 The Poul Due Jensen Academy, Grundfos, Bjerringbro, Denmark

Large painting for Schulstad’s factory, Holstebro, Denmark

2000 “Culture Column” painting at Gudenaahus, Bjerringbro, Denmark

13 watercolors of Viborg Cathedral for the millennium calendar 2000, Viborg, Denmark

Collage, paintings and watercolors for Mercantec, Viborg, Denmark

1999 Series of paintings for Nykredit, Viborg, Denmark

1998 Large painting, Danisco factory, Kunshan, China

Water sculpture, 14 glass paintings, Bus terminal, Viborg, Denmark

Large paintings for the entrance and painting for the production hall, System B8, Bjerringbro, Denmark

Six large paintings for the reception area, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Copenhagen, Denmark

1997 Large collage for the Grundfos Auditorium, Bjerringbro, Denmark  

Two large paintings for the Danish Parliament, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996 145 m2 painting covering two walls at Nokia House (now Aalborg University) Copenhagen, Denmark


Painting and an external fountain for Viborg Central Power Station, Denmark

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