was born in 1965, he studied at the Academy of Arts in Minsk from 1974 to 1984, In 1986 he entered the Institute of Theater and Graphic Art still in Minsk from where he graduated, he in 1992 became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts of Belarus, then of Sweden and Russia.
Juri Jakovenko has made an innumerable series of exhibitions across Europe but also in China and Canada.
It is difficult to classify his work as it is personal and original, we can simply say that it is part of an artistic tradition that refers in its theme to the medieval European miniature and the mystique of Hieronymus Bosch, surrealism and to symbolism. Drawing on the cultural traditions of his country and of Western Europe, Jury Jakovenko was able to create an original current that is specific to contemporary Belarusian art.
Creator of the Aiguillon Biennale poster, Juri Jakovenko is today a world reference in the field of engraving.