CYFEST 2021. Introduction by Elena Gubanova CYFEST 2021. Introduction by Elena Gubanova
CYFEST 2021. Introduction by Elena Gubanova
November 13, 2020

Lecture is available only to the School for Young Artists’ participants 

The School for Young Artists participate in the call for art projects for the 13th CYFEST International Media Art Festival, which is scheduled for 2021. On November 13, artists meet Elena Gubanova, one of the CYFEST curators. She will speak about the theme of the 13th Festival — Cosmos and Chaos, share curatorial statement, show the most significant projects of the past festivals, and emphasize on those combining traditional and new media art. 

Elena Gubanova is an artist and curator. She graduated from the Ilya Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (St Petersburg Academy of Art). Works with painting, sculpture, installation and video. In 2014-2019, she served as curator of art residency programme and head of exhibition programme at the North-Western branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (St Petersburg, Russia). Since 2015, she has been a co-curator of the CYFEST International Media Art Festival. Elena Gubanova is a two-time recipient of Sergey Kuryokhin Award (Russia): in 2012, for Red Shift site-specific installation (together with Ivan Govorkov) named the best work of visual art, and in 2019, for the LookOut Festival named the best curatorial project.  Elena Gubanova’s art works were exhibited at the State Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg, Russia), State Russian Museum (St Petersburg, Russia), Museum of Moscow (Russia), Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Italy), Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA), Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin, Germany). Elena Gubanova works together with Ivan Govorkov since 1990. Lives in St Petersburg, Russia.

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