Stepan Ryabchenko

Stepan Ryabchenko was born 1987 in Odessa. Contemporary Ukrainian artist, one of the leading figures in digital and new media art. The focus of his work is on the interaction between the new media and classic visual art tradition, the boundary between the real and the virtual world, and the new nature of art. He participates in international projects and Biennales. Nominated for the Pinchuk Art Centre Prize (2011). Laureate of the International competition of contemporary sculpture Kyiv Sculpture Project (2012). Lives and works in Odessa, Ukraine.


2011 – Graduated from the Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture with a master's degree in Architecture.

2010 – Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

2010 – The winner of the First All-Ukrainian Triennial of abstract art ART-ACT.

2011 – Nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize.

2012 – Laureate of the international competition of contemporary sculpture Kyiv Sculpture Project.

2015 – Among 30 successful Ukrainians under 30, according to Forbes list.




Danubiana-Meulensteen Art Museum, Odessa Museum of Modern Art, Lars Malmberg Collection, Luciano Benetton Collection, Voronov Art Foundation, Firtash Foundation, Arts Trend Company, Stedley Art Foundation, Zenko Foundation, private collections in Ukraine, Russia, USA, United Kingdom, Israel, Denmark, Cyprus, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia.


Selected exhibitions


People live here, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv



My Story: 32 Years of Independence, Museum of Kyiv History, Kyiv

Spaces. Boundaries. Borders, National Center Ukrainian House, Kyiv




UNFOLDING LANDSCAPES – Landscape and Poetics in Contemporary Ukrainian Art Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Switzerland

UNFOLDING LANDSCAPES – Landscape and Poetics in Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Art & History Museum, Бельгія

UNFOLDING LANDSCAPES – Landscape and Poetics in Contemporary Ukrainian Art”, Silkeborg Bad, Denmark




Strange Time, online,

Ukraine Today, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv

Alchemy of Motivation, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv




Alchemy of Motivation, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv

Contemporary Ukranian Art of 1985 - 2015 from Private Collection, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv

Media dependence. Ukranian version, Ukrainian House, Kyiv





The Judgment Day, TEDxKyiv, ACCO International, Kiev

Digital Nature. Kyiv International Economic Forum: Creating the Future in a High-Tech World, Kyiv

Instant time. Mystetskyi arsenal, Kyiv 

Permanent Revolution. Ukrainian Art Today, Ludwig Museum, Budapest 

I am the Mouth. Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia 

10 years. Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine






Sounds of Silence, Museum of Western and Eastern Art, Odessa, Ukraine

Cold Faith, Invogue Gallery, Odessa, Ukraine

Petlyuk. Ryabchenko. Sai. Art Tsum, Kyiv 

Polprawda - Half-truth. Krolikarnia, Warsaw 

Salon des Refusés. Museum of the Navy, Odessa, Ukraine 

Sounds of Silence. Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art, Odessa, Ukraine  

Мистецька праця. ART WORK, Galeria Mieska, Wroclaw, Poland

Мистецька праця. ART WORK, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv 

Private Collection. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists. Modern Art Research InstituteKyiv 

Show Promise. Lviv Palace of Arts, Ukraine





Recipe for Utopia , Modern Art Research InstituteKyiv

Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists, Art Palace, Lvov, Ukraine

Honey Plant, Invogue Gallery, Odessa, Ukraine

Litoralis, Drukarnya Art Centre, Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine

Clouded Lands, Art Arsenal, Kyiv

Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists, Zenko Art Foundation, Tatariv, Ukraine  





New Perspectives: 8 Contemporary Artists from Ukraine, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, USA

3rd Danube Biennale, Danubiana-Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava

IV Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art, Odessa, Ukraine

Enfant Terrible. Conceptual Art of Odessa, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

Cosmoscow, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow

Dialogia, Art Arsenal, Kyiv





Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London

Long Path to Freedom, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, USA

Cosmoscow, Manege, Moscow

Octants, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

Probability Theory, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv

The Ukrainian Landscape, Art Arsenal, Kyiv

New Ukrainian Dream, Art Arsenal, Kyiv
Art Vilnius’ 2014, Lithuanian Exhibition Centre, Vilnius

Ukraine. Archetype of Freedom, Novomatic Forum, Vienna





Ukrainian Contemporary Artists, Saatchi gallery, London

Terrain Orientation, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

The Odessa School. Tradition and Currency, Art Arsenal, Kyiv

Great and Grand, Art Arsenal, Kyiv

Sculpture about Sculpture, YermilovCentre, Kharkov, Ukraine

Industrial Eden, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv





Arsenale 2012, International biennale of contemporary art, Art Arsenal, Kyiv

The Myth. Ukrainian Baroque, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

Kyiv Sculpture Project,  M.M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden, Kyiv

Social Euphoria, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv





PinchukArtCentre Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv

Independent,  Art Arsenal, Kyiv

Space Odyssey, Art Arsenal, Kyiv





TOP-10 Contemporary Artists of Odessa, HudPromo Gallery, Odessa, Ukraine

Those, who came at the start of 2000, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv

Art-Act, First All-Ukrainian Triennial of Abstract Art, Chernovtsy, Ukraine

Star Wars, Contemporary Art Centre, Odessa, Ukraine

Abstract art of Odessa, Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine





Restart, Marine Art – Terminal, Odessa, Ukraine

Kunstart, Festival of Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy





Odessa Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine