103% Funded


Target: €2520


€2,605 Raised


49 Funders

My first solo show: Aesthetic Distance

By Vera Ryklova Visual Artist


I'm so excited to finally present my work in a solo exhibition!

And I'd like to reach out for your support in finalising this project!


Who Am I?

I'm Vera, an emerging visual artist, living in Dublin.

Aesthetic Distance is a body of work I completed in 2015. Continuing with my interest in self-portraiture, exploring the linking factors between a photographic act and an emotional discharge, I pursued the idea of using creative process for confronting the state of longing and frustration I found myself in at that particular time of my life and in doing so to achieve a state of catharsis. The key concept was in the process of making! I used my camera to distance from my distress, to liberate the emotions while coming to terms with it. The work was mainly created following my spontaneity and intuition and it was truly cathartic!

Few individual images were independently featured in a number of prestigious group exhibitions, where I won an art prize, one is included in Art Collection of Trinity College Dublin.

Now, finally, I’ll introduce this project as a whole in a solo exhibition. 9 large scale photographic images at Triskel Arts Centre in Cork. December 6th – January 28th. 

The breakthrough I was waiting for!



How Can You Support?

There is more involved in creating my work than fine art printing/framing, but this is the most expensive part. To produce a solo exhibition is a bigger financial strain than showing an image in a group show. That is why I look for your support.

You can bring Aesthetic Distance to its final stage by collecting/buying my artwork. I also have other rewards available for you if your wallspace is limited, please, do take a look!

I need to secure additional funds to mainly pay for printing and framing. Although I'll use the art prize I won, it'll only cover some of what needs to be paid for.

I've already covered the cost of a digital lab hire (scanning film negatives), and I'll have other cost: curator's fee, which I'll happily pay from my €500 artist fee I'll receive at the end of my exhibition. 



Please note: this is 'all or nothing' crowdfunding campaign, if I don't make my target I won't get any of the funds. My promise: If I overreach my target, I'll use the money for covering the printing cost, investing my art prize rather in developing my new projects I'm currently working on.



What Your Pledges Mean To Me

Yes, my work gradually receives recognition, but I’ve not yet established a solid source of income obtained through my practice to support it fully. I’m not discouraged by this reality at all, but I desire to keep emerging as an artist in a manner that respects my work. Engaging with my art practice is very fulfilling for me and I hope I'll find new audience here that would too like to engage with my work.