ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY is a contemporary new media art gallery located in East London, founded in 2015 by Annka Kultys. In the short time since its opening, the gallery has emerged as a leading platform for a future generation of artists. With its ground-breaking representation of Ai-Da Robot since June 2020, ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY has become the first gallery in the world to represent a robot artist. In April 2020, the gallery launched [The art happens here], an online platform dedicated to showcasing digital art in its ‘natural habitat’. This online environment provides a natural extension to the gallery’s offline programme, one of whose strengths is the presentation of ‘digital natives’, or artists whose work engages with technology and the internet.
Offline, the gallery exhibition programme consists of six solo shows a year, augmented by occasional live performances. ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY also hosts two annual group exhibitions: one in January showcasing select graduate artists, enabling them to debut their works within the commercial sphere; and one in July, in collaboration with a guest curator aimed at highlighting new perspectives on young and/or established artists.
Annka Kultys is also a member of AWITA (the Association of Women in the Arts); a patron of Fluxus Art Projects, the Franco-British charitable association supporting artists in both countries under the umbrella of the French Ministry of Culture and the British Council of Arts; as well as an external board member at the Employability Advisory Board at the University of Westminster in London, assisting newly graduated art students find work in the art world.