Illya Szilak is a Peabody Futures of Media award-winning trans-disciplinary writer, artist, director, and physician. Cyril Tsiboulski is her longtime artistic partner. Szilak’s art is interactive, cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and often employs archival, crowd-sourced, and performative elements. They are recipients of grants from The Sundance Institute and the Tribeca Film Institute/MacArthur Foundation. Their newest work “In My Own Skin,” an interactive virtual installation in VRChat featuring wearable avatars, was created in collaboration with Mumbai-based textile artist Loise Braganza and photographer Tagger Yancey, IV. It premiered at CPH: DOX festival 2021.