Curriculum Vitae of Vyacheslav ('Slava')
Born in Moscow on 30 October 1937. Received no
specialized art training.
> 1975 Began
to take active part in underground exhibitions in Moscow and Leningrad.
Syssoyev?s work never published in USSR because it was branded by
the authorities as anti-Soviet.
> 1976 The first
of Syssoyev?s publications in the West appeared. From this same
year, Syssoyev is a member of the Moscow Committee of Graphic Artists.
> 1979 On the
initiative of the KGB, criminal proceedings are brought against
Syssoyev for disseminating pornography.
> 1979-83 Syssoyev
remains underground to avoid arrest. Numerous publications appear
during this time in the Western press.
> 1980 An album
of Syssoyev's work is published in Paris.
> 1983-85 Syssoyev
under arrest and incarceration in Soviet prison camp in connection
with above-mentioned charges. During this time, Syssoyev?s first
book is published in Paris under the French title Silence, Hopital.
> 1986-87 Syssoyev
works on a major graphic series in connection with the Chernobyl
> 1987 First
publications in Russia.
> 1989 Syssoyev
emigrates to Germany where he continues to live.
> 2003 New book of Syssoyev's
«Ходите тихо, говорите тихо». is published in Moscow.
> 2004 Monographie of Syssoyev's
«That`s All Right, Mama!». is published in Moscow.
> Personal exhibitions,
including Moscow and Leningrad (1989-2004), Paris, Oslo, New Jersey,
Hamburg and Berlin.