Alexei Svetlov was born September 7th, 1964 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
From an early age he liked to draw and at the age of five he was accepted as a student at The Children Art Studio at the Hermitage Museum. He successfully graduated at the age of 13. Three times during his scholarship he participated at “We are drawing in the Hermitage” exhibitions.
In 1987 he graduated from the Political Technicial School in Pavlovsk-Petersburg, where he became a professional art decorator. At the same time he attended the studio of the artist I. Suvorov at the Academy of Arts and Design. He was educated in decoration, theather and pantomim by director Vadim Mikheenko and Boris Ponizovski in St. Petersburg Russia and he also attended the studio of the famous artist E. Moiseenko at The Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg.
From 1987-1992 he was employed as an instructor in Art Decoration at Children Group Boarding High School for deaf children. In 1991 Alexei was a participant of the Russian-American project “Harmony” where he worked as a teacher of drawing at the school for deaf children in the cities of Vermont state, USA. The film studio Lennauh film invited him to take part in the documentary film “In Other Eyes” that tells the story about the art life of different individuals.
In 1992 he was invited by the film studio Lenfilm (Troiskij Most) to play the part of a deaf boy in the film “On The Irtysh River” after a novel of the russian writer Zalygin. This film was ordered by the french television TF1.
Alexei Svetlov is also a designer and designer of posters, theatre sets, flats, backdrops and so on. He is the founder of the group “Real G.A.S – Company of Performance Arts” which has the aim to inspire to various activities and projects of art. Alexei Svetlov is now living in Sweden after a few years in Salzburg, Austria.
Actor ”Bröderna Marx” Riksteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Art leader, host, scriptwriter, director, theater leader, SVT Sveriges Television, Stockholm, Sweden
Actor “Nattgäster” Riksteatern, Stockholm, Sweden & Teater Manu, Oslo, Norway
Scenography/Actor “Pär Aron Borgs fantastiska äventyr” Riksteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Illustrator “En julsaga” Teater Manu, Oslo, Norway
Actor “Odysséen” Riksteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Actor “Tyst Teater på Nationalmuseum” Riksteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Decor educator “The Magic Seeds” Riksteatern, Uganda, Africa
Production assistant “Drömtid” Riksteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Actor “Hittills okänd” Teater Totti, Helsinki, Finland
Actor “Menneskets syv aldre” Teater Manu, Oslo, Norway
Actor “En hunds hjärta” Riksteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Scenography/Actor ”Zwischenfälle” by Danil Charms, Salzburg, Austria
Scenography/Decor carpenter ”Abbé de l’Épee and the Deaf-Mute” Kuurojen teatteri, Helsinki, Finland
Illustrator/Actor at ARBOS-company for music and theatre ,Salzburg/Wien/Graz, Austria
Illustrator ”Leve Esbo” Teckenspråkig kulturhändelsen, Espoo, Finland
Illustrator/Actor ”23:59” Kuurojen Teatteri, Helsinki, Finland
Illustrator ”NRO” Zodiak och Kuurojen Teatteri, Helsinki, Finland
Illustrator ”UNTA VAI TOTTA?” Kuurojen Teatteri, Helsinki, Finland
Scenography/Decor carpenter ”Parismiddagen” Riksteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Illustrator ” The Giant Turnip ”Communication Service for the Deaf”, USA
Substitute periodically, art teacher and drama teacher, Manillaskolan, Stockholm, Sweden
Art educator, College Nr.1 for deaf childrens, St.Petersburg, Russia
Decorator, World Famous Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
He has been a member in Artist Union of Russia since 1990. In 2011 he also became a member in SKF (Union of Swedish Artists) and KRO (National Organization of Artists)
During this period he worked together with Deaf Assocation in Helsinki several times as illustrator and decorator
He has held workshops in art and theater in several countries like Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Sweden. He also has been art teacher at Albertin School in Helsinki, Finland