Born in Minsk, Belarus in 1973. He lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Wakultschik began his education in the Belarusian Lyceum of Fine Arts in his hometown before moving to study in the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Throughout his career Maxim's unique, colorful, kinetic art received recognition in the shape of several awards including the SwitchOn Art Light Award in 2009 and mentionable participations in art fairs including the 58th Venice Biennale.
Since 2017 he has been working as a professor at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter, Germany.