Set designer, creator of scenery and costumes for more than 70 performances, three-time winner of the Golden Mask National Theatre Award, winner of the Stanislavsky award in the nomination for Best scenography, laureate of the gold medal for the project of the Soviet exposition at Prague Quadriennale-87, winner of the White Elephant national award of film critics and film press and other awards.
Yuri Kharikov was born in Voronezh. After graduating in 1982 from the Faculty of Architecture of the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute, he worked as an architect in Vyborg, then as a designer in the same location at the Puppet Theatre. From 1985 to 1987 he was the chief designer of the Leningrad Regional Puppet Theatre (now the Old Fortress Theatre), from 1987 to 1988 he was chief designer of the Turgenev Regional Drama Theatre in Oryol.
Yuri Kharikov created the scenery and costumes for more than 70 performances, among them: The Garden (directed by Boris Yukhananov, Workshop of Individual Direction, 1990-2001), The Storm (directed by Boris Zeitlin, Youth Theatre, Kazan, 1994), King’s Games (directed by Mark Zakharov, Lenkom Theatre, 1995), Krechinsky’s Wedding (directed by Zinaida Andreeva, Maly Theatre, 1997), The Nutcracker (choreographer Alla Sigalova, 1995), Cicadas and Three Dreams (choreographer Anatoly Kuznetsov-Vecheslov, St. Petersburg Little Ballet, 1993), Bumbarash (directed by Adolf Shapiro, Young Spectator Theatre, Samara, 1996), Wandering Conflagrations (directed by Boris Milgram, Mossovet Theatre, 1997), The Prince of Homburg (directed by Mikhail Mokeev, Et Cetera Theatre, 1998), The Main Thing (directed by Roman Kozak, Moscow Art Theatre, 1999), Mother Courage (directed by Adolf Shapiro, Young Spectator Theatre, Samara, 2003), Dido (directed by Natalia Anastasyeva-Lainer, Novaya Opera, 2014), etc.
Since 1990 he has been a designer and teacher at Boris Yukhananov’s Studio of Individual Directing (Moscow). Together with Boris Yukhananov, artistic director of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, and the theatre's choreographer Andrei Kuznetsov-Vecheslov, he created the St. Petersburg Little Ballet theatre (1991-1994).
He has been the Art director of the films Moscow (directed by Alexander Zeldovich, 2000), Euphoria (directed by Ivan Vyrypaev, 2006), and Target (directed by Alexander Zeldovich, 2011)