Born in Tuapse (Russia) in 1986.
Vika Bykovskaya is a documentary and portrait photographer. Her photography is close to an intuitive approach, which hides a very personal reading of the world. In her practice, she focuses on a person, psychology, a person’s relationship with himself and his body, with other people and the place in which he lives. She is also interested in topics of intimacy, boundaries, alienation, loneliness and memory.
As a visual artist, she is most interested in exploring what is closest to her. These can be close people or the territory of the North-West of Russia, where she lives. She is convinced that a deep personal attachment to a place can be a powerful source of inspiration.
Currently, Vika lives and works in Saint Petersburg (Russia).
2021 | Photobook workshop “Prodlenka” at Academy of documentary and art photography Fotografika, Russia
2020 | Course of Katya Bogachevskaya “Photoproject: from idea to promotion” at Academy of documentary and art photography Fotografika, Russia
2019 — 2020 | Documentary photography and photojournalism at DocDocDoc school, Russia
2006 | Faculty of photojournalists named after Y.A. Galperin
2003 — 2008 | The Faculty of Journalism of St. Petersburg State University
2020 — untill now | Educator at experimental laboratory Private Image
2017 — untill now | Teaching course of portrait photography at Academy of documentary and art photography Fotografika, Russia
2012 — 2015 | Educator at the Academy of Photography of St. Petersburg, Russia
2020 | Radio interview on Podcast Salon (Russian only)