Sofiia Melnyk

Sofiia Melnyk is a Ukrainian illustrator and animation artist. She graduated from the Animation Institute at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2018. She illustrated various books, record covers, worked as an animation artist, as a drawer for short films or with her animations for film features as well as for TV documentaries. Together with Janina, she founded the feminist creative collective “Kinky Udders”, which has already been part of several exhibitions with its humorous animations about the female perspective on gender and the body. She continues to work in the context of theatre and performance. Sofiia Melnyk has drawn for GOGOL FEST, Dakh Theatre and Deutsches Theater Berlin. Since the Russian invasion, she has been looking for thematically docked artistic projects to support the Ukrainian cultural scene.