Balkan Rhapsody

Currently translating Balkan Rhapsody (Colibri Publishing, Bulgaria, 2018) – the debut novel by the Bulgarian-born and France-based author Maria Kassimova-Moisset. As a truly rhapsodic autofiction, this novel follows the internal and external exile of the author’s fictionalised grandmother Miriam and her young family in the early 20th Century. Miriam’s journey starts from her native Burgas and sails to another Black Sea coast city and an … Continue reading Balkan Rhapsody

A is for Abbeyhill Artists

Founding curator of A is for Abbeyhill Artists – a durational public art project set in a purpose-built Victorian school building at the city centre of Edinburgh. Delivered through an ongoing artists’ residency programme aimed at spreading the wonder of contemporary arts to every pupil and teacher in and outside the classrooms of Abbeyhill Primary School. Over 50 projects by as many resident artists and … Continue reading A is for Abbeyhill Artists

Peace Cranes

Curator of Peace Cranes – an exhibition of contemporary visual and performing arts exploring the nuclear and environmental crises through the works of international artists and activists including Mare Tralla, Michael Mears, Dawn Cole, Su Grierson, Chihiro Ono, Juliana Capes, Keiko Sato, Madelon Hooykaas, Pam Skelton, You-Ri Yamanaka and more, as well as 140,000 origami peace cranes. The exhibition will launch at Cornerstone Centre as … Continue reading Peace Cranes

Screen.dance

Associate curator and jury member of Screen.dance – Scotland’s first and only festival of dance film culture initiated and managed by Goat Media since 2016. Initially held at Threshold arspace, Perth and co-curated by Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova and Peter Royston. In June 2020, Screen.dance migrated to Edinburgh and streamed live in association with Summerhall, Edinburgh, The Work Room, Glasgow and maPs, Paris. Scroll down … Continue reading Screen.dance

Marlene Millar

Curator of the first survey exhibition by multi-award winning Canadian artist and filmmaker Marlene Millar spanning 30 years of her creative practice through a selection of 30 works from 1989 to 2019. Included were a newly commissioned multi-screen installation alongside public engagements with Marlene’s works through poetry, creative and critical writing, live dance and choral music. Initially held at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall 29 … Continue reading Marlene Millar

Flipstones

Curator of the first solo exhibition by Perthshire performance poet Jim Mackintosh at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall, 17 December 2018 – 14 March 2019. This show paired his words with works from Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art. 15 poems read alongside 15 works from the collection by the Augenblick Collective, Henna Asikainen, Roswitha Chester, Madelon Hooykaas, Simon Fildes, Silvana Macedo, Ewelina Labuda, Katrina … Continue reading Flipstones

We Refuse to be Scapegoats

Curator of We Refuse to be Scapegoats – the first UK solo exhibition in the last ten years by the established British artist of mixed Eastern European Jewish heritage Pam Skelton. The exhibition features new moving image works aiming to (re)connect the Jewish Holocaust with the Palestinian Nakba (Disaster). Curated by Iliyana Nedkova in collaboration with Yahya Zaloom specifically for P21 Gallery, London which was … Continue reading We Refuse to be Scapegoats

Alla Georgieva

Exploring the work of artist Alla Georgieva (Born in Kharkov, Ukraine. Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria) through curating of solo and group exhibitions and publishing critical writing texts. SOLO SHOW Alla Georgieva Tales of Love, Great and Small ARC Projects, Sofia  | 22 November 2008 – 31 January 2009 Curated by Chris Byrne and Iliyana Nedkova Conceived especially for ARC Projects the exhibition tested … Continue reading Alla Georgieva

3G

Founding curator of 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform – an annual exploration of feminism and performance art marking International Women’s Day as part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival. Held annually between 2016 and 2020 at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre and Concert Hall, 3G featured artists’ talks and scholars’ presentations alongside live and screen performances by three generations of international women artists. Interested … Continue reading 3G