Studied at the Moscow State Polygraphic Institute (1973-1977) The institute forced him to withdraw two weeks before he was to graduate. Areas of interest include analytical conceptualism, metaconceptualism. An active member of the Moscow art scene since 1975, Skersis works independently and in co-authorship with other artists. He was a member of "The Nest" (with Gennady Donskoi and Mikhail Roshal'), 1975-79, "SZ" (with Vadim Zakharov), 1980-84, 1989-90, "Cupid" (with Yuri Albert and Andrei Filippov), "Edelweiss" and "Tsar of the Hill" (Yuri Albert, Paruir Davtyan, and Andrei Filippov), and others.
A participant of numerous unofficial art shows in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s, including the 1975 nonconformist art show in the Culture Pavilion at VDNKh, Moscow; the 1977 Venice Biennale "La nuova arte Sovietica"; exhibits at APTART gallery, Moscow 1982-84; "The Other Art. Moscow 1956-1976," The Tret'yakov State Gallery, Moscow and The State Russian Museum, Leningrad 1990-1991; "40 years of nonconformist art," The Central Exhibition Hall Manezh Moscow 2002; "Sots-Art. Political art in Russia," Maison Rouge, Paris, France, The Tret'yakov State Gallery, Moscow, 2007-2008; "Kollektsiia," Pompidou Centre, 2016; "Thinking Pictures: Moscow Conceptual Art," Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, 2016.
Victor Skersis lives and works in Moscow and the US, where he is engaged in fundamental research into the processes of art.