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SOSka group is a collective of artists founded 2005 by Mykola Ridnyi (born 1985), Serhiy Popov (born 1978), Ganna Kriventsova (born 1985) in Kharkiv, UA. Currently SOSka group includes two regular participants: Mykola Ridnyi (based in Kharkiv) and Serhiy Popov (based in Kyiv). SOSka group curated and organized a large number of projects in Kharkiv. Amog them are artist-run space SOSka gallery-lab (2005-2012), international exhibition “The New History” at the State Kharkiv museum of art (2009), Days of apartment exhibitions, co-organized with other artists (2011-2013)


Selected solo exhibitions

2010 – “Memorial”. Project WE. Turin. IT

2009 – "Barter". The Cardboard gallery curated by Vesna Krstich and Nikolas Drosos, Dumbo art centre. New York. US

2008 – "Dreamers". Project Room of the PinchukArtCentre. Kyiv. UA


Selected group exhibitions


2016 - "Dependence degree". Curated by Open group. Gallery BWA. Wrozlaw, PL

2015 - "Beginnings". Curated by Neringa Bumbliene. Gallery Vartai. Vilnius, LT 

2015 - "Grammar of freedom / Five lessons". Curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva and Bojana Piškur. Museum for contemporary art Garage. Moscow, RU

2014 - "Power verticals. Plywood collonades". Curated by Liza German, Maria Lanko. Ministry of foreign affairs. Kyiv, UA

2013 - "Global activism". Curated by Peter Weibel. ZKM. Karlsruhe, DE

2013 - "Re-Aligned Art". Tromso Kunstforening. Tromso, NO

2013 - "Ukrainian News". Center for contemporary art Ujazdowski Castle. Warsaw, PL

2013"Living as form (the nomadic version)". Center of creative initiatives Fabrika. Moskow, RU

2012 - "Environ. Expirience of non institutional relationships. Kharkiv, 2004 - 2012". Center of creative initiatives Fabrika. Moskow, RU

2012 - "Shelter". Kunstverein das weisse haus. Vienna, AT

2012 - "Double game". Special project of the 1st Kyiv biennial for contemporary art Arsenale. Art Arsenal. Kyiv. UA

2012 – "Angry birds". Museum of modern art. Warsaw. PL

2011 – "The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989". Curated by Peter Weibel, Andrea Buddensieg. ZKM / Centre for art and media. Karlsruhe. DE

2011 – "A Complicated Relation, part II". Curated by Martin Shibli. Kalmar Konstmuseum. Kalmar. SE

2011 – "Impossible Community". Curated by Victor Misiano. Moscow Museum of modern art. Moscow. RU

2011 – “An Elusive Object of Art”. Curated by Iara Boubnova. Galerie Dana Charkasi. Vienna. AT

2010 – "Intercool 3.0". Curated by Birgit Richard, Inke Arns. Hartware MedienKunstVerein / Dortmunder U. Dortmund. DE

2010 – “IF. Ukrainian art in transition”. Curated by Ekaterina Degot. Musem for contemporary art. Perm. RU

2009 – "Wakefield Meadows". Curated by Anca Mihulet. Pavilion UniCredit. Bucharest. RO

2009 - "The (Re) Socialization Of Art". Curated by Reinigungsgesellschaft. Museum of modern art, Odessa, UA

2009 – “The future was yesterday”. Curated by R.E.P. group and Loose Associations. Student center gallery. Zagreb. HR

2009 - “Il Castello di Rivara apre le cantine”. Curated by Francesca Solero. Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivara. Turin. IT

2009 – “Curated by”. Gallery Hubert Winter / Vienna fair. Vienna. AT

2009 – "The New History". Curated by SOSka group. Kharkiv museum of art. Kharkiv. UA

2008 – “New Print Politick: Post-Soviet Politics and Contemporary Art”. Ukrainian Institute of modern art. Chicago. US

2008 – “Artists in residence”. Art point at KulturKontaktAustria. Vienna. AT

2008 - «Grabbing at straws». Curated by Negative Capability (Chris Sharp, Joanna Fiduccia). Guenzani studio. Milan. IT

2008 – “68:08. Politics on streets”. Project Fabrica. Moscow. RU

2007 – "The Art World". Gallery Feinkost. Berlin. DE

2007 – "Communities. Young art of Ukraine". Gallery Arsenal. Byalystok. PL

2007 – “Critically in between”. Curated by Viktor Misiano in frame of the “Progressive nostalgia” project. Art-Athens. Athens. GR

2006 – «Team colors». Gallery «F.A.I.T». Krakow. PL

2006 – «New communities». Caucasus biennale of contemporary art. Tbilisi. GE

2005 – «XXX». Gallery-laboratory SOSka. Kharkiv. UA

2005 – «SOSka artists». Gallery-laboratory SOSka. Kharkiv. UA


Selected publications and reviews

"SOSka: Towards a New Iconography of Post-Soviet Ukraine" (EN) by Corina L. Apostol, 2014

"Scouting Ukraine: SOSka group" by Ekaterina Rietz-Rakul and Steve Schepens, Metropolis M magazine, №3 (33), Amsterdam, 2012

"Angry birds". Exhibition catalogue. Museum of moder art, Warsaw, 2012

“The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989”. Exhibition newspaper. ZKM / Centre for art and media. Karlsruhe. 2011

Fin arts Die feine Kunst und die Kunst der Finanzen” by Irini Athanassakis. Kunstforum International, № 200: Kunst und Wirtschaft, 2010

Post Gogol” by Steve Barnes. ARTnews, volume 109 / №5. New York, 2010

To the South and Slightly to the West” by Ekaterina Degot. “If. Ukrainian art in transition”, exhibition catalogue. Perm museum for contemporary art, 2010

Torino. Noi alternative. We” by Lorena Tadorni. Flash Art Italy, May, 2010

We are Ukrainians” by Claire Staebler. Flash Art International, № 269, November-December, 2009

The Vallue issue” by Elsy Lahner / Jasper Sharp. Parabol Art magazine, №5. Vienna, 2009

Wakefield meadows” by Anca Mihulet. Wakefield meadows, exhibition catalogue. Unicredit Pavilion, Bucharest, 2009

Prospects of a loboratory” by Mykola Ridnyi and Anna Kriventsova. Moskow Art magazine, № 73/74, 2009

Nothing but your dreams. On Dreamers project by SOSka group” by Victor Misiano. Dreamers, exhibition catalogue. PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 2008

Between action and institution” by Ganna Kriventsova, Moskow Art magazine, № 67/68, 2008

Eastern Unorthodox: Artists in search of a post-Soviet Ukrainian reality” by Jason Foumberg. Newcity Art, Chicago, September, 9th, 2008

Catalogue / Art World /” by Ivan Mecl. Umelec English version. Prague, №1 – 2008

Vom Nonkonformismus zur Orange revolution. Zur aktuallen Kunst der Ukraine” by Hlib Vysheslavsky. Postorange, exhibition catalogue. Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2006