CULTBYTES Agency

Cultbytes Curatorial & PR/Digital Agency

Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Project Lead and Strategy; Nina Blumberg, Social Media Specialist; and Alexandra Israel, PR-Specialist. Photographed by Casey Kelbaugh at Valli Art Gallery.

We Are a Full-Service Agency

We offer public relations services and innovative digital
strategy to build your brand, our clients include arts-related
not-for-profits, galleries, arts-tech companies, cultural
institutions and individuals.

Are you an artist? We will secure, project manage, and curate
your exhibitions and/or help you connect with galleries and
collectors.

We also offer advisory and curatorial services to build,
maintain, or exhibit your personal or corporate collection.

Are you a corporation that wants to communicate through art?

We specialize in using the art world to leverage your brand
in the real world. Together with artists and other creatives,
we will create unique projects, exhibitions, and campaigns to
build cachet for your brand allowing you to support the arts
while inspiring and expanding your audience.

What makes Cultbytes Agency unique?

Our PR, digital, and curatorial services are carried out
by a global team of talented communications specialists,
developers, writers, and curators.

Our Services

PR
Article placement (print and online)
Press releases (writing and/or distribution)
Newsletter (writing, distribution, list building)
Developing media and influencer partnerships
Crisis communication
Reputation management
Media and public speaking training
Press events (planning and execution)

Digital
Social media management
Designing and building websites and online stores
Digital marketing (Facebook, Instagram, Google, and more)
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Video and podcast production

Curatorial
Exhibition ideation and production
Collections management
Cataloging
Research
Condition Reports
Conservation
Grant writing
Developing institutional and gallery relations
Insurances

Email us to discuss your next project.

 

Ongoing and previous clients and curatorial projects include:

BarnebysRobert Blumenthal Gallery Grebnellaw

Your Decolonizing Toolkit MAW

Past Curatorial Projects

Grebnellaw: Sperming the Planet NYC Edition

Performances by Grebnellaw featuring guest performers Leo Góngora, Uniska Wahala Kano, Alice Guyettes, and Ashok Pai.
Curated by Anna Mikaela Ekstrand. Supported by Cultbytes.

February 9th, 10pm at House of Yes and February 10th, 3pm, Oculus, World Trade Center, 2018.

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Between the realm of visual art, performance and music, Grebnellaw’s series “Sperming the Planet” features flashmobs and concerts. These creatures, Grebnellaw, come to earth from another dimension and act as a liberating force from social pressure and prejudice promoting gender confusion, environmentally conscious thinking, and subatómic interaction.

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WHO IS GREBNELLAW? Nosslo-Grebnellaw Aniluap is a visual artist, performer, and singer/songwriter based in Stockholm, Sweden.

GREBNELLAW has performed at New York (Guggenheim Museum, MoMA), San Francisco (SFMOMA, New Langton Arts), Buenos Aires (Teatro Jorge Luis Borges), Hong Kong (Hong Kong Studio Theatre), Paris (Fondation Cartier ‘Les Soirées Nomades’, Auditorium of the Louvre, Palais de Tokyo), Rome (The Coliseum, Rialtosantambrogio, Fanfulla 101, Forte Fanfulla, Circolo degli Artisti), London (Hysteria, Vogue Fabrics), Berlin (King Kong Club, Fab Lab, Kim Bar), Stockholm (Moderna Museet, Popaganda), Tokyo (Mejii Shrine), Shanghai (Bank Gallery). Grebnellaw has also designed costumes for the stage.

Before planting its seed in NYC, “Sperming the Planet” travelled to Quebec (L’Extraordinaire Fete de l’art 2018) and Hudson, NY.

Your Decolonizing Toolkit: An Evening of Performance Art

Performances by Dominique Duroseau, Shani Ha, Kanene Holder, David Antonio Cruz, Maria Hupfield, Esther Neff, and IV Castellanos.
Curated by Anna Mikaela Ekstrand and Ayana Evans. Supported by Cultbytes.

October 21st, 6-9pm, 2018 at MAW, 56 Henry Street, New York.

Decolonization is defined as the act of getting rid of colonization or freeing a country/people from being dependent on and oppressed by a more aggressive culture.

For this evening of performance art, seven artists will take on race, sexuality, and body politics to fuel “Your Decolonizing Toolkit.” You are invited to talk about race with Dominique Duroseau in her piece “A Rap on Race with Rice;” this literal work starkly contrasts Shani Ha’s textile sculptures that are an abstract investigation of social boundaries. To break conventions of silencing Kanene Holder will perform her word association piece based on current affairs and David Antonio Cruz will perform “The Piano Piece,” a celebrated piece that deals with his queer-Latino identity, on the street. The evening will culminate in actions of deconstructing as exhibited in the performance collaboration between Maria Hupfield, Esther Neff, and IV Castellanos-

In light of America’s current political situation, where complex issues of discrimination based on race and sexuality are being investigated decolonization of the mind is more important than ever before. Breaking from normal ways of looking, like scrolling through your social media feeds, our aim with the evening is to free your mind through interaction. Your take-home will be new points of view – tools – that may open up new possibilities to decolonize your everyday lives.

Press coverage: Cultbytes and Gallery Gurls.