6pm Thu 17 August
6pm Thu 17 August
The Dean Art Studios
4 Chatham Row, Dublin
Vera’s exhibition will take a form of a temporary piece of work, presenting a video and sound installation for which she will experiment with the visual material she has produced over the time of her residency at The Dean Arts Studios. This material consists of recordings of trial performances and specific locations that have been executed for the artist’s projects which are currently work-in-progress and far from their completion. The exhibition is primarily and intentionally an experiment allowing to use this material in a different context while showing the potential of the artist’s new work. This is going to be an organic process to the very last minute of the installation. With the curatorial support by Sara Damaris Muthi, the artist will have represented her recordings in a way that her exhibition will act as one – completed – piece of work, examining loss in a broader sense.
Vera Ryklova is a Dublin based, award-winning visual artist. She has exhibited across Ireland and the UK, in group and solo exhibitions, including National Gallery of Ireland and the FiLiA Feminist Conference (London, Manchester). Her work is held in public art collections by the Arts Council of Ireland, the OPW and Trinity College Dublin.
Born in Transylvania, Romania, Sara Damaris Muthi is a curator and writer. Currently a curatorial assistant at IMMA, she spent three years as a teaching assistant in the department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. As an independent curator her commissions attempt to establish new ontologies relating to contemporary practices in sculpture, performance and interactive media. She is the recipient of Black Church Print Studio Emerging Curator Award 2022. Exhibitions include: Material parables, Draíocht, ROI (2023); Love you my sweaty, The Library Project, ROI (2023); Hot glue, Platform Arts, NI; The Complex, ROI (2022); .pptx, Void, Derry, NI (2021); Foreignments, The Lab Gallery, ROI (2020); POST-DANCE, Project Arts Centre, ROI (2019); Anticipation: Actualisation, NCAD Gallery, ROI (2018).