[ISEA2022] Institutional Presentation: Anna Frants & Natalia Kolodzei — CYLAND MediaArtLab

Institutional Presentation Statement 

CCCB Auditorium, June 13th Session: Medialabs, research and practices

Keywords: Art and Technology, international festival, video and sound art, art exhibitions, educational programming

Founded in 2007, CYLAND is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the intersection of Art :: Tech through an annual international festival, visual exhibitions, sound art, video art, and educational programming. CYLAND brings together artists, curators, technologists, educators, and thinkers to create innovative projects around the world
CYLAND houses the largest archive of Eastern European video art online, organizes exhibits around the world, and is the force behind CYFEST. CYFEST has been held at world-renowned art institutions, including The State Hermitage Museum (Youth Educational Centre), Made in NY Media Center by IFP, National Arts Club (New York), Dartington Trust (UK), Ca’ Foscari University – Venice Biennale, Tate Modern (UK), the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, the Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center, St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design (Museum of Applied Arts), Borey Gallery, the Gallery of Experimental Sound (the Museum of Sound) and Creative Space TKACHI. In September 2020, CYLAND Media Art Lab has become the official representative of The Leonardo / LASER Talks. CYLAND was cofounded by Marina Koldobskaya and Anna Frants. http://cyland.org

  • Anna Frants is an internationally renowned New Media artist and curator who co-founded CYLAND Media Art Lab. CYLAND is one of the most active New Media art nonprofit organizations, and houses the largest archive of Eastern European video art online. CYLAND collaborates with museums, galleries, universities, information resources, research facilities and other media labs. In September 2020, CYLAND Media Art Lab has become the official representative of The Leonardo / LASER Talks. As Co-Founder of CYLAND Media Art Lab (cyland.org), Frants organizes exhibitions at top art and technology institutions around the world; as a curator and artist, Frants is an important voice in the cultural dialogue surrounding experimental and new media art. Frants has contributed to symposiums and panels for universities, festivals. Her works are exhibited worldwide. http://annafrants.net
  • Natalia Kolodzei, an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, is a curator and art historian. Ms. Kolodzei is Executive Director of the Kolodzei Art Foundation (a US-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public foundation established in 1991), and, along with Tatiana Kolodzei, owner of the Kolodzei Collection of Eastern European Art, containing over 7,000 artworks (paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography, kinetic and digital art) by over 300 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Ms. Kolodzei has curated over eighty art exhibitions in the US, Europe and Russia. She is an author and editor of multiple publications and organized and contributed to symposiums and panel discussions for universities and museums worldwide, including co-chair Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) CYLAND Talks. In 2010 she was a member of Culture Sub-Working Group under the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. http://www.kolodzeiart.org