Viacheslav Poliakov was born in 1986 in Kherson. He received his art education as "a teacher of fine arts" at the Kherson State University. From the university's senior courses, he enters the "Totem" group, where he begins to engage in media arts. He is a Foam Talent finalist. He also received Krakow Photomonth Showoff, Photofestival Lodz Grand Prix, Vienna Photobook Festival Award and a winner of the First Young Ukrainian Artists Festival (2017). He lives and works in Lviv.