Nestor Engelke, a member and cofounder of the art-group North-7, was born in a family of architects and art historians, and accordingly he was associated with the Academy of arts from early childhood. In the last years of his studies at the Academic art Lyceum named after Johanson, he became close friends with future artists, who since 2013 became known as North-7 - Alexander Tsikarishvili and Leonid Tshe. After graduating from the architectural faculty of the Academy of arts (Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture named after I. E. Repin), he became a practicing architect, also engaged in wooden architecture. According to Engelke, during his studies, he was strongly influenced by Russian wooden architecture and in particular by wood itself as a living organism and a material with which it's possible to interact. Nestor also learned his grandfather's axe, which played a significant role in his fascination with the art.

Nestor Engelke, a member and cofounder of the art-group North-7, was born in a family of architects and art historians, and accordingly he was associated with the Academy of arts from early childhood. In the last years of his studies at the Academic art Lyceum named after Johanson, he became close friends with future artists, who since 2013 became known as North-7 - Alexander Tsikarishvili and Leonid Tshe. After graduating from the architectural faculty of the Academy of arts (Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture named after I. E. Repin), he became a practicing architect, also engaged in wooden architecture. According to Engelke, during his studies, he was strongly influenced by Russian wooden architecture and in particular by wood itself as a living organism and a material with which it's possible to interact. Nestor also learned his grandfather's axe, which played a significant role in his fascination with the art.