Born in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in 1959.
He studied at the Moscow Art Theater Studio School at the Production Department in 1976-1981.
Taking an active part in exhibitions in ARTART Gallery he became one of the leaders of the new generation of the Moscow conceptual school. Since the beginning of perestroika Andrey Filippov has been actively involved in the organization of the "Club of Avant-gardists" – the first institution of new and free Russian art.
In 1990-2000 he curated the exhibitions of the “Club”.
In the late 1980s, he participated in the first legal exhibitions of contemporary Russian art abroad. His emblematic installations have acquired the status of symbols of independent art from the USSR.
Winner of the Kandinsky Prize in the category “Project of the Year" in 2015.
Andrey Filippov lives and works in Moscow.