Maksym Khodak (2001, Bila Tserkva) is an artist born and raised in Ukraine. He works and studies in Kyiv. He has studied Contemporary Art at the Kyiv Academy of Media Arts. Now he continues his study in the BA Film Study program at Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Karyi Theatre, Cinema and Television University. Maksym is also a fellow of WHW Akademija 4th generation. In 2021, he received the Prince Claus Seed Award. Maksym Khodak is shortlisted for PinchukArtCentre Prize 2022.
Maksym Khodak’s works deal with the topics of history and the ways of documenting it; internet culture; a critical view of cinema and photography. In addition, Khodak's works react to the current political situation around him. The optic that unites these distinct topics is a critical rethinking of the existence of the Soviet legacy in post-Soviet conditions of his country. The artist’s recent interest is to build a dialogue through art with his generation, people born in the 21st century, as an attempt to invent a new political language comprehensible to the youth.