Nikita Alexeev was born in 1953 in Moscow, and studied at the ""Revolution of 1905"" School of Art in Moscow and the Moscow College of Polygraphy. From 1973-1976 he was a member of the Collective Actions Group. In 1979 he took part in establishing the Moscow Archive of New Art. In 1982 he helped to launch the ""Apartment Art"" gallery of unofficial art, in his own apartment, and he was its director until 1984. From 1987 on he participated in many exhibitions of the Moscow avant-gardists' club Klava. He lived in France from 1987 to 1993; he has lived in Moscow since 1993. His journalism and criticism has appeared in Itogi, Voyage, Paris Match, Khudozhestvenny Zhurnal, Mesto Pechati, Iskusstvo, America, and others, and since 1997 he has headed the culture section of Inostranets weekly. In 2004 he received a Kulturamt der Landeshaptstadt Dusseldorf Fellowship.