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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 CYLAND Foundation Inc. 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.

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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2023
XXII International Image Festival, XENOlandscapes, Bogotá CO
Armenia Engineering Week 2023, Engineering City, Yerevan, Armenia
Digitec 2023, Meridian Expo Center, Yerevan, Armenia
Nomada Digital Arts. Flying over birders. Jerusalem, Israel
Cyfest 15: Deering Estate, Miami, USA

2022
Ferment: Metamorphoses and Reflections at the National Arts Club, New York, US
CYFEST-14: Ferment, ASU MIX Center in Arizona, US
Art & Environment=CROSSING Exhibition, Miro Center in Gwangju KR
CYFEST-14: Ferment, HayArt Cultural Center in Yerevan, Armenia
Creative Machine 3 Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London UK
PROJECTION, PROJECTIONS exhibition at the UNLOCQ53, Brussels BE
ID ART/TECH Exhibition at the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, US
It’s About Time to Launch the Quick Brown Fox Again… Isn’t It?, All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, Moscow, RU

2021
Visionary Dreams #3292-3296, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, RU
Cyfest-13 “Cosmos and Chaos” exhibition, Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, 
St. Petersburg, RU
Cyfest-14 FERMENT Arts + Ecology Festival, Dartington Trust, Dartington UK
“Chronotop” contemporary art festival, Vyborg, RU
“Non-stop” festival, GROUND Solyanka Gallery, Moscow, RU
Homage to a Personage, Kuryokhin Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, RU

2020
Amabie Media Installation, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
ID. ART:TECH Exhibition at the National Arts Club, New York, US

2019
Visionary dreams #3287-3291, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
CYFEST13 -“Chaos and Cosmos” exhibition, Made In NY Media Center by IFP, New York, US
12th Annual CYFEST – “ID”
, St. Petersburg, Russia
MakerArt exhibition 
Maker Faire Rome, Rome, Italy
Offline/Online Exhibition, Cultural Center Gromov, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Lookout Festival, Fort “Constantin” in Kronstadt, RU
Fragments of Metamodernism, Berthold Centre in St. Petersburg, Russia
ID. ART:TECH, Ca’ Foscari Zattere, Venice, Italy
Future/Past, Showfields center in New York, US

2018
Visionary dreams #3283-3286, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Creative Machine 2 Exhibition – Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
The Leonardo Convening – San Francisco Art Institute, US
Silent Voices. Contemporary Art about the Siege – Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness – 
at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists – at the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, US
Uncommon Natures – Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton, UK
The Memory of Water – Seminaria Sogninterra, Maranola, Italy
Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness – 11th CYFEST exhibition in Reggia di Caserta, Italy
“Casts” exhibition at the Scientific-Research Museum of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia
Media Art Festival at MAXXI in Rome, Italy
RAW Pop Up at The Moore Building, Miami’s Design District, US
Kuryokhin Art Award exhibition
Kuryokhin Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
Personal Spaces, National Arts Club NY, US
All about “Nu Pogodi!” and Contemporary Art in a Rush
Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
We’ll Have Another Chance11th Annual CYFEST, St. Petersburg, Russia

2017
Visionary dreams #3278-82, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
# 0 at the Brighton Digital Festival, London, UK
Quiet Voices. Contemporary Art about the Siege – State Museum of the History, St. Petersburg, Russia
# 0 at 10th annual Governors Island Art Fair, New York, US
Constructions and Multitudes, 10th CYFEST, GROUND Khodynka, Moscow, RU
HYBRIS Exhibition – Ca’Foscari University, Venice, Italy
PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders – European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy
Stay Tuned exhibition – Popov Central Museum of Communications, St. Petersburg, Russia
International Group Exhibition – Aragon 232 Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Interpretations – 10th CYFEST, Museum at the Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
Participation Effect – 10th CYFEST, Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, St. Petersburg, Russia
# 0, Tate Exchange – Digital Maker Base Camp, London, UK

2016
Jumping Jacks – ARTEHOS 2016, Hospitalet, Barcelona, ES
Visionary dreams #3273-77, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg,
Russia
# 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, Russia
# 0 at 10th Cyfest, SOFA / Corferias, Bogota, CO
Sfumato exhibition, Valery Arkania Gallery, Tbilisi, GE
Art Festival Seminaria Sogninterra, Maranola, Italy
Jumping Jacks, Alexander Gallery, Rose, Montenegro
On the Lookout, Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
Made in Ancient Greece, Kuryokhin Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
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, Russia
Patterns of the Mind, 9th Annual Cyberfest, Berlin, DE
Doll House, Luda Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Personal Space #1, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Urbi et Оrbi, The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,  Moscow, Russia
Art Prospect 2015, St. Petersburg, Russia
Approaching the Meaning, The State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg, Russia
Williamsburg on Warren, One Art Space, New York, USA
On My Way, Ca’Foscari University, Venice, Italy
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, Russia
Visionary dreams #3268-72, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Magician’s Hat, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2014
Visionary dreams #3264-68, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
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
PA/VE. Painting and Video in the Relationship, GROUND Solyanka, Moscow, Russia
What We Hear When We Look, First Cadets’ Corpus, Manifesta 10 Biennial, Parallel Program, St. Petersburg, Russia
Capital of Nowhere, MANIFESTA 10, St. Petersburg, Russia
Symphony for the Slide Projectors, GROUND Project,  Moscow, Russia
The Other Home, Frants Gallery Space, St. Petersburg, Russia
Magnetic North, The UBS Art Gallery, New York City, USA
Signal 2014, Loft Contour, St. Petersburg, Russia
Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Award Exhibition, Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
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, Italy
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 13—BWPWAP, Berlin, Germany
Capital of Nowhere, 9th Annual Cyberfest, Berlin, DE
Migrants, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Visionary dreams #3261-64, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Snowed-in Cartoons, Loft Project Etagi, St. Petersburg, GROUND Solyanka, Moscow, Russia

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

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

2010
Visionary Dreams #3245-3353, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
We Are Here, The Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia
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, Russia
3rd Annual Cyberfest, St. Petersburg, Russia
Moscow Biennial, Moscow Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia
Dialogues, St. Petersburg Biennial, St. Petersburg, Russia
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, St. Petersburg, Russia
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, Russia

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

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

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, Russia

2003
From Leningrad to St. Petersburg, Chelsea Museum of Art, New York City, USA
Touch,  Anna Ahmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
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)