Mykola Ridnyi is an artist, filmmaker, and essayist living and working in Kyiv. Since 2005, he has been a founding member of the SOSka group, an art collective which has curated and organized a large number of art projects in Kharkiv. Since 2017, he has been the co-editor of the online magazine Prostory. He graduated in 2008 from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts ,Kharkiv. Ridnyi works across media ranging from site-specific installations and sculpture to photography and experimental films. His works have been shown in exhibitions and film festivals including Transmediale, HKW, Berlin, 2019; 35th Kassel Documentary Film Festival, 2018; The Image of War, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2017; All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, 2015; and The School of Kyiv, Kyiv Biennale, 2015.