Mykola Ridnyi, Visual Arts, 2019

*1985 in Kharkiv, lives in Kyiv

Mykola Ridnyi graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts in 2008. Mykola was a founding member of the Kharkiv-based artistic collective SOSka group and co-founded the artist-run gallery of the same name. He combines different artistic activities: Mykola is an artist and filmmaker, curator and author of essays on art and politics. Site-specific installations and experimental films constitute the current focus of his practice.

Villa Serpentara Fellowship

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Work Presentation 2022



Temerari uses collage narration to explore unobvious connections between the cultural and political phenomena of Italy and Ukraine. Unpredictably, fans of both Italian Futurism and fascism appeared among the Ukrainian far-right community. At the same time, conservative ideas are now spreading in Italy and throughout Europe. Such a situation has its own heroes, villains and victims, including the Ukrainian soldier Vitaliy Markiv, the far-right publishing house “Iron Dad”, the former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, a group of pro-Russian recruits for the war in the Donbas, and others.

21 min

A film written, directed, edited and produced by Mykola Ridnyi

Production: Akademie der Künste Berlin & Villa Massimo, Rome