Nikita Alexeev was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1953.
He studied at the “Revolution of 1905” art school from 1968 to 1972 and then at the Printing Institute from 1973 to 1976.
At the beginning of the 1970s, Alexeev contributed to bringing together under a single banner all Moscow artists not officially recognized by the government and who, in turn did not recognize official art.
He had a central role in the early exhibitions of the Nonconformist Group, an ensemble of artists that organized underground performances in a Moscow apartment and contributed to the success abroad of the most important “Second Avant-garde” retrospectives.
In 1975 he became one of the founders of the Collective Actions group, while in 1982 he opened and managed, together with other artist friends, the APT-ART gallery that was located in his apartment.
This experience as both artist and gallery-dealer allowed him to promote some of the most important art exhibitions in Moscow in the early 1980s.
Nikita Alexeev currently lives and works in Moscow.
His works are in the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the National Center of Contemporary Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in North Carolina as well as many private collections in Russia, Europe and the United States.
Despite having been greatly influenced by Conceptualism during his training, over the course of his artistic career Alexeev has slowly distanced himself from this movement, countering its complexity and cryptic, often incomprehensible language with a return to simplicity.