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Bio/Exhibition History 

Anna Frants is an internationally renowned New Media artist and curator who co-founded both CYLAND Media Art Lab and the St. Petersburg Art Project. CYLAND is one of the most active New Media art nonprofit organizations, and houses the largest archive of Eastern European video art online. As Co-Founder of Cyland, 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 served as a contributing writer to NYArts Magazine as Art and Antiques Magazines and contributed to symposiums and panels for universities, festivals, and exhibitions worldwide.

Anna Frants’ interactive art installations have been exhibited at top venues around the world including the Venice Biennale, the St. Petersburg Biennial, Moscow Biennial and Polish Biennial, The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), Pratt Institute (New York, USA), The Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA), Convergence (London, UK), RSProjects (Berlin, Germany), VAP / Gogolfest (Kiev, Ukraine) and Transmediale (Berlin, Germany), and Frants has participated in an exclusive 17 day expedition to The Arctic Circle with The Farm Foundation of Arts and Sciences.

Frants is represented by Borey Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery (Brooklyn, USA & Berlin, Germany) and Barbarian Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland). Her works can be found in collections of The Museum of Art and Design, The State Russian Museum, Kolodzei Art Foundation, The Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art and numerous private collections around the world.

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2017
HYBRIS Exhibition -
Ca’Foscari University, Venice, IT
Stay Tuned exhibition - Popov Central Museum of Communications, St. Petersburg RU
International Group Exhibition
- Aragon 232 Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Interpretations - 10th CYFEST, Museum at the Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg RU
Participation Effect - 10th CYFEST, Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, St. Petersburg, RU
# 0, Tate Exchange - Digital Maker Base Camp, London GB

2016
Jumping Jacks - ARTEHOS 2016, Hospitalet, Barcelona ES
Visionary dreams #3273-77
, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU

# 0 at 10th Cyfest, The Made in New York Media Center, New York US
Point of View - 10th CYFEST, Museum Center of the RSUH, Moscow RU
# 0
at 10th Cyfest, SOFA / Corferias, Bogota CO
Sfumato exhibition,
Valery Arkania Gallery, Tbilisi GE
Art Festival Seminaria Sogninterra,
Maranola IT
Jumping Jacks
, Alexander Gallery, Rose, ME
On the Lookout, Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Center, St. Petersburg, RU
Made in Ancient Greece, Kuryokhin Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, RU
Nargifsus, Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, US
Patterns of the Mind, Convergence, London, UK
Patterns of the Mind, The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, New York, US

2015
Made in Ancient Greece, Kuryokhin Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, RU
Patterns of the Mind, 9th Annual Cyberfest, Berlin, DE
Doll House, Luda Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
Personal Space #1, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU
Urbi et Оrbi, The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,  Moscow RU
Art Prospect 2015, St. Petersburg, RU
Approaching the Meaning, The State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg, RU
Williamsburg on Warren, One Art Space, New York, USA
On My Way, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, IT
The Other Home, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, New York, USA
Storm in a Tea Glass, The Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, RU
Visionary dreams #3268-72, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Magician’s Hat, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, RU

2014
Visionary dreams #3264-68, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
The Other Home, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, DE
Berlin Days Tokyo, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, JP
This Leads to Fire, The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, USA
Finding freedom in Russian Art, 1961-2014, The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, USA
ЖИ/ВИ (Painting and Video in Relations), The Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, RU
Colouring Soundscapes, Manege of the First Cadet Corps, St. Petersburg, RU
Capital of Nowhere, MANIFESTA 10, St. Petersburg, RU
Symphony for the Slide Projectors, GROUND Project,  Moscow, RU
The Other Home, Frants Gallery Space, St. Petersburg, RU
Magnetic North, The UBS Art Gallery, New York City, USA
Signal 2014, Loft Contour, St. Petersburg, RU
Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Award Exhibition, Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center, St. Petersburg, RU
Drumpainting Photorobot, Uzupis Art Incubator, Vilnius, LT
Re: Collection, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA

2013
Capital of Nowhere, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, IT
The End of Light, New York Academy of Science, New York City, USA
Cutlog Art Fair, New York City, USA
In the Shade of an Olive Tree, The Kyosei-no-Sato Kurokawa Inn Gallery, Fukuoka, JP
Time Keeper, Transmediale, Berlin, DE
Capital of Nowhere, 9th Annual Cyberfest, Berlin, DE
Migrants, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU
Visionary dreams #3261-64, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
Snow-Covered Cartoons, Loft Project ETAGI, St. Petersburg, RU & The Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, RU

2012
Resonant Matter, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, RU
Drumpainting, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, RU
Visionary Dreams #3258-61, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
At Heaven’s Door, The 6th Annual CYBERFEST, St. Petersburg, RU
Video Guerrilha Festival, Sao Paolo, BR
Time Keeper, The Empire Project, Istanbul, TR
Life is a Struggle, Conversion, St. Petersburg, RU
Timekeeper, iMAL, Brussels, BE
Timekeeper, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU
True North, Alaska Museum of Art, Anchorage, USA

2011
SIGGRAPH Asia 2011, Hong Kong, CN
The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU
ArtVilnius 2011, Vilnius, LT
ArtParis 2011, Paris, FR
Transmediale, ConcentArt e.V, Berlin, DE
We Are Here, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, IT
Visionary dreams # 3253-3357, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU

2010
Visionary Dreams #3245-3353, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
We Are Here, The Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, RU
Breathing in the Air, VAP Gogolfest, Kiev, UA
World Arts Olympus, Queen Mary, Long Beach USA
220V, RSProjects, Berlin, DE
Sediments, Barbarian Gallery, Zurich, CH
The NEW New - East/West Project, Berlin, DE
Made in Ancient Greece, Museum of Art and Design, New York City, USA

2009
Scope Miami, Miami, USA
Visionary Dreams #3245-3352, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
3rd Annual Cyberfest, The Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, RU
3rd Annual Cyberfest, Loft Projects, St. Petersburg RU
Moscow Biennial, Moscow Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, RU
Dialogues, St. Petersburg Biennial, St. Petersburg, RU
Drum Painting, The Kyosei-no-Sato Kurokawa Inn Gallery, Fukuoka, JP
Shine A Light, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Scope, New York City, USA
Concerning the Spiritual Tradition in Russian Art. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, USA

2008
2nd Annual Cyberfest, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, RU
Shine a Light, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Tide, Presented by The Russian National Center of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI
Moscow - New York = Parallel Play, Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, USA
In the Shade of An Olive Tree, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn USA
Scope, New York City, USA
Visionary dreams #3245-3351, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU

2007
Visionary dreams #3245-3350, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
1st Annual Cyberfest, The Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, RU
Unforseen, Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York City, USA
Made in Ancient Greece, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU

2006
Visionary dreams #2391-95, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, CN
Unauthorized Access, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, RU

2005
The Window, The Kyosei-no-Sato Kurokawa Inn Gallery, Fukuoka, JP
Sarcophagus, Ghanian Style, or The Funeral of a Dreamer, BerlinerKunst Project Gallery, Berlin, DE

2004
Touch_me, Broadway Gallery, New York City, NY
Sarcophagus, Ghanian Style, or The Funeral of a Dreamer, Gallery Kvadrat, St. Petersburg, RU

2003
From Leningrad to St. Petersburg, Chelsea Museum of Art, New York City, USA
Touch,  Anna Ahmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, RU
Red Shift Festival, New York City, USA

Education

Baron Stieglitz St.Petersburg Academy of Art & Industry (St. Petersburg , Russia)
Pratt Institute School of Advanced Studies (New York, NY)

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