Mykola Ridnyi

is a co-founder of the SOSka group in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and has participated in and co-curated significant exhibitions of oppositional art in Ukraine.


Mykola Ridnyi was born in Kharkiv (UA) in 1985. Lives in Kharkiv.

2008 – graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of design and arts. Since 2005 is a member of the SOSka group. Mykola Ridnyi was a participant of CEC ArtsLink residence program, New York, Santa Fe, US (2009), Sommerakademie in Centre Paul Klee in Bern, CH (2011), marathon-camp Truth is concrete on the Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz, AT (2012).

Works with installation, video, sculpture and found objects. Cunducts curatorial and writing activities.

Selected solo exhibitions: 2012 – “Labor Circle”. CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Bank Pekao Project Room. Warsaw, (PL).

Selected group exhibitions: 2013 – “The Monument to a monument”. The Ukrainian National Pavillion at the 55-th Venice biennial for contemporary art. Palazzo Loredan, Venice, (IT). “In the heart of the country”. Museum of modern art. Warsaw, (PL). 2012 – “The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times – Rebirth And Apocalypse In Contemporary Art”. 1-stKyiv biennial for contemporary art. Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kyiv (UA), “Ukrainian body”. Visual Culture Research Centre. Kyiv, (UA), “The False Calculations Presidium”. Museum of Business and Philanthropy, Moscow, (RU). 2011 – “The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989”, Centre for art and media, Karlsruhe (DE)

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