CYLAND began their annual festival in 2007, in their home base of St Petersburg, Russia. Over the following editions, this event grew to be housed across the city’s most prestigious institutions.
Showcasing over 80 artists from 20 countries in a single festival, CYLAND grew from the original to the biggest New Media event in Russia.
In 2013, CYLAND expanded the 7th annual edition of their festival for the first time outside of Russia.
Still dedicated to bringing international New Media talent, press, and resources to Russia – traveling abroad opened additional potential for discourse among global innovation community.
CYLAND’S supports production and exhibit of Visual Art year round.
Emerging and established, local or international – selected artists are provided resources from technicians to equipment and professional development. Collaboration is encouraged via a residency program.
Eastern European art is often paired with New Media pieces from international talents in CYLAND’s festival as well as in individual exhibitions.
Known foremost for their festival, CYLAND’s individual exhibits have provided high profile opportunities for many talents to have work seen, promoted, and at times acquired.
CYLAND is also educational organization. It helps artists to get oriented in the world of cutting-edge technologies, and it provides support in the form of computer programming, engineering, equipment and information.
CYLAND organizes exhibitions, workshops and seminars. It participates in international festivals, competitions as well as in web-based projects and educational programs.
CYLAND has archive of video art, which is one of the biggest in Russia and only in Russia which is available on Internet.
CYLAND is an open organization that always welcomes artistic, technological, informational and organizational initiatives. The circle of CYLAND partners is constantly expanding.
CYLAND collaborates with museums, galleries, universities, information resources, research facilities and other media labs.