Support Ukrainian children with art. Viktoria Sorochinski Charity Exhibition “Dreaming of Life: With Ukraine”

About this project

Purpose and Objectives

“ART-AID: Japan Project for Ukraine” is a charity art project which collect donations to support Ukraine through the following methods:

  1. The exhibition’s admission fees
  2. Crowdfunding benefits other than sales of artwork
  3. Sales of exhibited artworks on the crowdfunding

With the cooperation of the artist, the gallery, and the manufactures who supported this project, we will donate the money to UNICEF Japan’s “Ukraine Emergency Fund.”

All ART-AID Executive Committee members are involved in this project without compensation.

We hope that ART-AID’s projects, including this exhibition, will light up the future of many Ukrainian children affected by the war.

About the Exhibition

“Dreaming of Life: With Ukraine”
The charity exhibition by Viktoria Sorochinski, an artist from Ukraine

Viktoria Sorochinski’s “Lands of No-Return” is a long-term series that has been photographing elderlies living in marginalized communities around Kiev, Ukraine since 2009.

Sorochinski had been staying at her parents’ home in Kiev until a week before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. When she returned to her studio in Berlin, the war has begun.

We will have a charity art exhibition of Sorochinski, whose family is still in Ukraine, and contribute to humanitarian aid for Ukraine.

Photo: Viktoria Sorochinski

Viktoria Sorochinski, was born in Mariupol, Ukraine in 1979 and left the Soviet Union with her family in 1990. She is an internationally acclaimed artist/photographer with a multicultural background, currently based in Berlin, Germany. After acquiring her MFA from the New York University in 2008, she has had over 75 exhibitions in 23 countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Her work has been featured in over 85 international publications, including her first book featuring her longterm project “Anna & Eve” published in Germany by Pepperoni Books, in 2013. She is also a winner and a finalist of more than 45 competitions, fellowships, and awards, including the Arnold Newman Prize, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, the Lucy Award (Discovery of the Year), the LensCulture Emerging Talent Award, and the Critics’ Choice Award among many others.

Project TitleART-AID: Viktoria Sorochinski’s Solo Exhibition
“Dreaming of Life: with Ukraine”
OrganizerArt-Aid Executive Committee
Representative: Shinya Watanabe (Independent Curator / Adjunct Professor at Temple University Japan)
DatesThursday, May 12 – Sunday, May 29, 2022
LocationGallery TOM
2-11-1, Shoto, Shibuya district, Tokyo, 150-0046
12:00 – 18:00 (closed on Mondays)
ContentsSolo exhibition of Viktoria Sorochinski will be held. The exhibition will feature “Lands of No-Return,” and two works based on her childhood in Ukraine “The Space Between” and “Far & Familiar,” as well as a new installation that envisions the future of Ukraine.
Admission feesAll the exhibition’s admission fees will be donated. (Humanitarian aid in Ukraine) We will also sell the artworks. 50% of the sales of artwork will be donated, 30% will go to the artist, and 20% will be used for the operation of the exhibition.


Gallery TOM

2-11-1, Shoto, Shibuya district, Tokyo, 150-0046
12:00 – 18:00 (closed on Mondays)

* 6-min. walk from Shinsen Station of the Keio Inokashira Line
* 11-min. walk from Shibuya Station


Individual Sponsors

Yuki Higuchi, Naoya Hatakeyama, Katsura Yamaguchi, Мир в Україні, Yuji Yokosawa, Showa Women’s University International Studies, Michiko Hanaoka

Kumiko Matsuzawa, Hosen Gakuen Junior & Senior High School, Miho Ogata

Reiko Tomii, Shinya B Watanabe, Naoko Lori Murayama, Akiko Nonoyama, Yuko Tadano, KIYOSHI SHIOZAWA, Sunflower, Sachiko Ohsako, Alice Mayumi Kitaoka, Tsutsui Family:(Shinichi, Wakako, Yuto, Tomohito, Ryuta, Risa), Ito Hitomi/Michiko, Yoshimi Ishida, Degucchi, Itsuko Yasui, Yoko Nakamura, Chie Kobayashi, Toshikazu Hasegawa, Hiroko Ikegami

Shinichiro Watari


Frameman, Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, FLAT LABO



Gallery TOM, Hosen Gakuen Junior & Senior High School, Goethe-Institut Tokyo