Mykola Ridnyi is one of the most original figures of contemporary Ukrainian art. He belongs to the generation which appeared after the Orange Revolution. He represented Ukraine at the Venice Biennale twice – in 2015 he was invited by Okwui Enwezor to participate in the main exhibition 56th All the World’s Future Biennale. In his pieces Ridnyi comments on the social and political reality.
In Galeria Labirynt, Ridnyi is presenting monumental installation filled with his works executed within recent three years. Among them, visitor are going to find The Ordinary Places (2015) video, shot at Euromaidan and presented in Venice and the most recent Grey Horses (2016), depicting a convoluted story of the artist’s grandfather, Ivan Krupski – an anarchist active at the beginning of the 20th century. It is the first such complex presentation of the artist’s output in Poland.
Curator: Waldemar Tatarczuk
Exhibition architecture: Dana Kosmina