Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award Exhibition Opens with Works by CYLAND Artists

April 25, Sergey Kuryokhin Centre for Contemporary Art opens the exhibition of Contemporary Art Award nominees.

Established in 2009, the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award is one of Russia’s most prestigious independent art awards. This year CYLAND MediaArtLab founder Anna Frants’ installation series “Explosion of a Can of Condensed Milk After Water Has Evaporated” have been nominated for the Best Media Object. The competition also includes many CYLAND artists and collaborators: Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, Ludmila Belova, Dmitry Kawarga, Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov, among others.

CYLAND’s efforts in strengthening cultural exchange among innovators on the Art & Tech frontier were noted by the Modern Art Award committee with the 10th CYFEST entering the Best Curatorial Project competition.

The 10th CYFEST opening night at the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design (Museum of Applied Arts)

One of the targets of Sergey Kuryokhin Award is to find and support promising artists, curators  and musicians, to raise the status of contemporary art and to integrate it in the international cultural  life. Sergey Kuryokhin Award is specifically focused on the principles of the «Popular  Mechanics»: provocation, performance, improvisation and unexpectedness. Sergey Kuryokhin  Award commemorates the synthesis of various forms of art, the search for new meanings and the  revolutionary courage – the only kind that can change the world.

Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award Nominees Exhibition


April 25-May 20, 2017


Ligovsky, 73, St. Petersburg

The award ceremony takes place April 26 at Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (Fontanka emb., 65)