Anna Frants

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • CYLAND Media Art Lab, Co-founder

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2023

    Anna Frants is Artist, curator in the field of media art. Frants graduated from the Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design (Leningrad, USSR) and Pratt Institute (New York). Founder of the nonprofit cultural foundation CYLAND Foundation Inc. Co-founder of CYLAND Media Art Lab and Cyfest. Frants’ interactive installations have been showcased at Museum of Art and Design (New York), Video Guerrilha Festival (Brazil), Manifesta 10 Biennale (2014, St. Petersburg), Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), Chelsea Art Museum (New York), Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin), Hatcham Church Gallery, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), Dartington Estate (UK), Ca’ Foscari Zattere Cultural Flow Zone (Venice, Italy), MAXXI Museum (Rome, Italy), National Arts Club (New York), and at other major venues all over the world. The artist’s works are held in the collections of the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Museum of Art and Design (New York), Sergey Kuryokhin Centre for Modern Art (St. Petersburg) and Kolodzei Art Foundation (New York) as well as in numerous private collections. Lives and works in Miami, USA.


    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 (, 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.


Last Known Location:

  • Miami, Florida, United States of America

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