Ridnyi Mykola

Ridnyi Mykola

*1985 in Kharkiv

2003 - 2008 Kharkiv State Academy of design and arts

2005 - 2012 - curated gallery-laboratory SOSka, non-profit artist-run-space in Kharkiv

Since 2005 member and co-founder of SOSka group


Awards and Fellowship


Scholar of the Gaude Polonia, stipendium program of the Minister of culture of Poland; resident of the East of art foundation, Krakow. Poland


Resident of the DAAD residence program for artists and curators, Berlin, Germany

Shortlisted for the Malevitch award. Ukraine


Shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize. Ukraine


Grant holder of the "Truth is concrete" marathon-camp. Steirischer Herbst festival. Graz. Austria


Shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize. Ukraine

Resident of the Guest Room Maribor (within the SOSka group). Maribor. Slovenia

Fellow of the Sommerakademie im Centrum Paul Klee. Curated by Pipilotti Rist. Bern. Switzerland


Resident of the CEC ArtsLink, Santa Fe Art Institute. New York , USA


Resident of the KulturKontaktAustria (within the SOSka group), Vienna. Austria


Finalist of the  CEE Henkel Art Award (within the SOSka group). Vienna. Austria


Resident of the Centre for contemporary art at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Kyiv. Ukraine


Сuratorial projects


After the Victory, CCA Yermilov centre, Kharkiv, Ukraine


Newspeak, Small gallery of Art Arsenal. Kyiv, Ukraine


New History, Kharkiv museum of art (curated within the SOSka group), Ukraine


Selected solo exhibitions


Shelter, Visual Culture research center, Kyiv, Ukraine


Labor Circle, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Bank Pekao Project Room. Warsaw. Poland


Documents, Art Arsenal gallery. Kyiv. Ukraine


Test, In collaboration with Azat Sarksyan. Santa Fe Art Institute. Santa Fe. US


Patriot games. Ukrainian Gothic. In collaboration with Boris Mikhailov, Collection gallery, Kyiv. Ukraine


Selected group exhibitions


Least the two seas meet. Curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh. Museum of modern art in Warsaw. Poland

HOPE!, Pavilion of Ukraine at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia


Through Maidan and Beyond, Architekturzentrum Wien. Vienna. Austria

Lockout, Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv, Ukraine

Freedom on the Barricades, Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden

Sister Europe, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria

Deprivation, Arsenal gallery. Bialystok. PL

Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks, Institute for African Studies, Moscow, Russia

The Ukrainians, Curated by Bettina Klein, DAAD galerie, Berlin, Germany

Imaginery Archive, Les Kurbas National Theatre Arts Center, Kyiv, Ukraine

AND NOW? THE POWER OF ART. Ukrainian Art in a Moment of Crisis, Reflection and

Mourning, Lavra City Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine


Global Activism, ZKM, Karsruhe, Germany

Re-Aligned Art, Tromso Kunstforening, Tromso, Norway

Uni-Ja/Uni-On, Open City Festival. Lublin, Poland

The Monument to a monument, National Pavillion of Ukraine at the 55-th Venice biennial for

contemporary art, Palazzo Loredan - Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti of Venice, Italy

In the Heart of the Country, Exhibition of the collection of Museum of modern art, Warsaw, Poland

Exhibition of the shortlisted artists of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian News, Centre for contemporary art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Living as Form, Center of creative initiatives Fabrika, Moskow, Russia


Environ. Experience of non institutional relationships. Kharkiv, 2004 – 2012, Center of creative

initiatives Fabrika, Moskow, Russia

Shelter, Kunstverein das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times – Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, 1st Kyiv

biennial for contemporary art, Curated by David Elliot, Art Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

Angry Birds, Museum of modern art, Warsaw, Poland

The False Calculations Presidium, Museum of Business and Philanthropy, Moscow, Russia

Ukrainian Body, Visual Culture Research Centre. Kyiv, Ukraine


The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989, Curated by Peter Weibel, Andrea Buddensieg.

Centre for art and media, Karlsruhe, Germany

A Complicated Relation, part II, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

On/Off, special project of the 4th Moscow biennial for contemporary art, Moscow, Russia

Impossible Community, Moscow Museum of modern art, Moscow, Russia

An Elusive Object of Art, Galerie Dana Charkasi. Vienna, Austria

Exhibition of the shortlisted artists of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, Kyiv, Ukraine


If. Ukrainian art in transition, Museum of contemporary art, Perm, Russia

Intercool 3.0, HMKV / Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany

Memorial, Project WE, Turin, Italy

Post-Gogol: The Silent Absence of the Body, Slag Gallery, New York, US

Court Experiment, Visual culture research center, Kyiv, Ukraine


The Conquered City, Regina gallery, Moscow, Russia

(Re) Socialization of Art, Museum of modern art, Odessa, Ukraine

Wakefield Meadows, Curated by Anca Mihulet, Pavilion UniCredit, Bucharest, Romania

Il Castello di Rivara apre le cantine, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivara, Turin. Italy

The future was yesterday, Gallery SC, Zagreb, Hungary

Rebellion Mausoleum, Stella art foundation, Moscow, Russia


Dreamers, Solo exhibition of SOSka group, PinchukArtCentre / Project Room, Kyiv, Ukraine“New

Print Politics: Post-Soviet Politics and Contemporary Art, Ukrainian Institute of modern art, Chicago, US

Grabbing at straws, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy


The Art World., Feinkost gallery, Berlin, Germany

Critically in between, Special project on the Art-Athina fair, Athens, Greece

Communities. Young Ukrainian art, Gallery “Arsenal”, Byalostok, Poland


Generations U&A, PinchukArtCentre. Kyiv, Ukraine

Team colors, Gallery «F.A.I.T», Krakow, Poland


Trash kids, National museum of art, Kyiv, Ukraine