Born in 1955 in Novosibirsk, Russia. In 1977 graduated from Novosibirsk University of Architecture and Construction, faculty of Architecture. Kazakovtsev is interested in the art which is experimenting, seeking new means of forms and expression. He is constantly in search of new technics and materials. Kazakovtsev is the author of many art installations and projects. His works make the viewers rise above their everyday life and find something new and fresh in ordinary things. His works are in the collection of Novosibirsk State Museum of Arts and Museum of Modern Art “ERARTA” in Saint-Petersburg.