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Illya Szilak

Writer & Director
Illya is a writer, director, artist and interactive storyteller. Shaped by her experiences as a physician, her artistic practice explores embodiment, identity, and belief in a media inundated and increasingly virtual world. Cyril Tsiboulski is her longtime artistic partner. Their online works, Reconstructing Mayakovsky and Queerskins: a novel are taught frequently on a university level as notable examples of digital literature. Queerskins: a love story, their first VR experience, premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. They are recipients of grants from The Sundance Institute/Arcus Foundation, The Tribeca Film Institute/MacArthur Foundation, and The Peter Reed Foundation.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, June 17

2:30pm EDT