Oleg Kulik was born in Kiev in 1961. He lives and works in Moscow. He graduated from the Kiev Art School in 1979, then Kiev Geological Survey College in 1982 and was awarded a Berlin scholarship by the Berlin Senate in 1996. Kulik has exhibited in various group and solo shows internationally including Deep into Russia, Galleria Pack, Milan (2010), New Sermon, Photos and Videos of Performances 1993–2003, Rabouan-Moussion Gallery, Paris (2008), Oleg Kulik, Chronicle 1987-2007, retrospective exhibition, Central House of Artist, Moscow (2007), Russia Performing Bodies, Tate Modern, London (2000). He has also performed internationally at galleries such as Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti , Zagreb, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and Tate Modern, London.