CYFEST and CYLAND Artists Receive the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award

April 26, the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award ceremony for projects realised in 2016 took place in St. Petersburg.

The Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award is the annual Russian award in the field of contemporary art, established in 2009 by the Sergey Kuryokhin Foundation and the Center for Modern Art.

This year, many projects produced with the support of CYLAND MediaArtLab, have been the long- and shortlisted and, eventually, received prizes, including the Grand Prix, the Special Prize, and “The Best Work of Visual Art”.


“Gadgetophonia”, a project by Dmitry Shubin and Antonina Pozdnyakova received the Award’s Grand Prix. “Gadgetophonia” had been performed at the 10th CYFEST exhibition “Participation Effect”, Museum of Applied Arts at the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design.

Dmitry Shubin, Antonina Pozdnyakova (Russia) - Gadgetophonia


“The Best Work of Visual Art” was given to Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai for the installation “Bath of Marat”, produced with CYLAND MediaArtLab and first presented at the 10th CYFEST exhibition “Interpretations”, Research Museum at the Russian Academy of Arts.

Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai (Russia) - Bath of Marat


The Special Prize of the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award was given to CYLAND MediaArtLab for the 10th CYFEST held in St. Petersburg in winter 2017.



Anna Frants’ installation series “Explosion of a Can of Condensed Milk after the Water Has Evaporated” have entered “The Best Media Object” shortlist of the award.

Anna Frants (Russia-USA) - Explosion of a Can of Condensed Milk after the Water Has Evaporated


Ludmila Belova’s work “Pastorale” produced with CYLAND MediaArtLab and presented at “Luda” Gallery in St. Petersburg has entered “The Best Work of Visual Art” shortlist of the award.

Ludmila Belova (Russia) - Pastorale


“Time Keeping”, an installation project by Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov presented at Marina Gisich Gallery in St. Petersburg has entered the longlist of the award.

Elena Gubanova, Ivan Govorkov (Russia) - Time Keeping


We express our deepest gratitude to the jury of the award for the appreciation CYLAND’s efforts in strengthening cultural exchange among innovators on the Art & Tech frontier.

Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award Nominees exhibition is open until May 20, 2017.


Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award Nominees Exhibition


April 25-May 20, 2017


Ligovsky, 73, St. Petersburg