11/21 Illya chosen to mentor Mono No Aware as part of CPH:DOX Lab

10/2021 Jerome Foundation Grant awarded to Cyril and Illya for FLY ANGEL SOUL

10/21 Commissioned by Quills Fest Oregon Shakespeare Festival to collaborate with Raja Feather Kelly to produce his first XR performance piece.

9/2021 Illya chosen to participate in inaugural Ars Electronica Creative Producing Program

2020 Queerskins: a love story wins a Peabody Future of Media Award for transmedia 

Queerskins: a love story recognized as one of 12 most innovative digital storytelling projects of 2018 by Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab and is awarded the Special Jury Prize for VR  April 2019

Invited to participate in Venice Biennale Cinema VR College in support of Queerskins ark. Episode 2 of Queerskins: a love story. January 2019

Invited to participate in Ars Electronica Future Innovators Summit September 2018

Awarded grant from Peter Reed Foundation for the making of Queerskins: ark –a project for VR and installation July 2018

Commissioned to create interactive installation at Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes 2018

Prototype grant from Tribeca Film Institute/MacArthur Foundation for Queerskins: a love story for VR , 2017

Oculus Launchpad Fellow May-August, 2016

Atomic Vacation named a project to watch by Creative Capital, 2016

Digital Narrative Residency BANFF Arts Center 5/2016

Grant from The Sundance Institute/Arcus Foundation 2015

Forward/Slash Story Lab Fellow 5/2014

Queerskins chosen for Electronic Literature Collection vol 3. 

Queerskins officially recognized by the Webby Awards for Outstanding Website in NetArt

Reconstructing Mayakovsky chosen for Electronic Literature Collection vol. 2

Reconstructing Mayakovsky exhibited as jury pick for 14th Japan Media Arts Festival, arts division, Tokyo 2010 and FilmWinter in Stuttgart, 2011.

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