Born in 1969. Graduated from Rostov University. Started working as a stage director at the Rostov-on-Don theatres in 1994.
Has worked in Moscow since 2000. His debut was a production of «Plasticine», a play by Sigarev, on the stage of the Center of Dramaturgy and Directing.
Author of numerous productions at the Moscow Arts Theatre named after Chekhov, Pushkin Theatre, Sovremennik theatre, Theatre of Oleg Tabakov, National theatre of Latvia, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Thalia Theater in Hamburg.
He has staged operas at the Saint-Petersburg Mariinski theatre, Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, Berlin Komische Oper, Stuttgart opera, Zurich Opera House, Staatsoper Hamburg, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Nationale Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam.
He has also staged ballets at the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow and took on the role of director, designer and author of libretto: «A Hero of Our Time» (2015), «Nureyev» (2018).
He has had a vast experience with film and television. Among his works are «Playing the Victim», «Bed scenes», «Yuriyev day», «Short circuit» (or «Shrimp's kiss»), «Betrayal», «The student», «Leto», «After “Leto”» («After Summer»), «Petrov's Flu» and «Tchaikovsky's Wife».
Has been one of the artistic directors of the festival-school Territory since 2006.
Founder and artistic director of the project «Platform» (2011-2014).
In 2012 graduated Serebrennikov's directing and acting class of the Moscow Arts School which became the foundation of the Seventh Studio.
Founder and Artistic Director of Gogol center (2012-2021).
Laureate to the Stanislavsky award (2005), Golden Mask award, Crystal Turandot, Tefi (2005), Benois de la Danse (for the ballet «Nureyev», 2018) main prize of the Rome festival (for the film «Playing the Victim», 2006) , award winner at the Locarno festival (for the film «Yuriyev day» 2008), Kinotavr, participant of the Venice Film Festival, Cannes film festival, The Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities, and many others.
In august 2018 Kirill Serebrennikov became the commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters.