Selected Works 1978-.
Photographs by Sergey Chilikov.
Schilt Publishing, 2011. 192 pp., 150 color and black & white illustrations, 8½x9¾".
Sergey Chilikov was born in 1953 and graduated from Mari
Pedagogical Institute with an MA in Philosophy (1983). From 1976
till 1991 Chilikov lectured at Yoshkar-Ola University. In 1993 he
completed a book on Russian philosophy, ‘The Owner of a Thing,
or the Anthology of Subjectivity’.
Chilikov’s photography career began in 1976 in the FACT group
(S. Chilikov, Y. Evlampiev, V. Voetsky, E. Likhosherst, V. Mikhaylov).
Very soon he became a leader of non-conformist photography in his
region. Together with a group of like-minded individuals, he managed
to organize exhibitions and festivals and to deal quite peacefully with
official Photosoyuses. In 1980-1989 Chilikov organized the Analytical
Photo Exhibitions (Yoshkar-Ola biennale) and the annual open-air
photo festival on Kundysh River. In 1988 he participated in the final
exhibition of the FACT group at the Na Kashirke exhibition hall
Since 1989 Chilikov has been working on a travel series about cities
in the Soviet Union. His series, entitled ‘Photo Provocations’, ‘The
Countryside Glam’, ‘The Beach’, ‘The Gambling’, ‘The Philosophy of
a Journey’ and others, depict the hidden eroticism of people of the
countryside that appears even more vital when it contrasts with