Friends of Pskov

Associate curator at the Friends of Pskov Association since 2017 –  supporting and developing the twinning of Perth, Scotland with Pskov, Russia through people to people diplomacy and a series of Perth, Pskov, Tartu: Twin Cities curatorial projects, including ZOOM IN ON…– six monthly gatherings over Zoom starting on 15 March 2021 aiming to contruct a contemporary art bridge over the twin cities rivers, marking … Continue reading Friends of Pskov

Delighted to have been an Associate Curator and Jury Member of – Scotland’s first and only festival of dance film culture since its inception in 2016. Initiated and managed by Goat Media, was initially held at Threshold arspace, Perth and co-curated by Simon Fildes, Iliyana Nedkova and Peter Royston. In June 2020, migrated to Edinburgh and streamed live in association with Summerhall, … Continue reading

Balkan Rhapsody

Currently translating Balkan Rhapsody (Colibri, Sofia, 2018) – the debut novel by the Bulgarian-born and France-based author Maria Kassimova-Moisset. As a truly rhapsodic autofiction, this historical novel follows the internal and external exile of the author’s fictionalised grandmother Miriam and her young family during the 1920s and 1930s. A tale of two coastal cities intrinsically connected through the tumultuous waterways of the Black Sea. Miriam’s … Continue reading Balkan Rhapsody

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

Mare Tralla

Writer of a series of essays, interviews, features and curatorial statements dedicated to the work of London-based Estonian artist, designer and activist Mare Tralla SELECTED CRITICAL WRITING Public Talk Zoom in on Plein Air Creativity. Iliyana Nedkova in conversation with artists, including Mare Tralla about experiences of pleinairism and the town twinning movement, of portable easels and activism. Held on 15 April 2021 as part … Continue reading Mare Tralla

Threshold arstpace

Founding curator of a 15-year-long public art project set at the ‘threshold’ of two iconic public buildings in the city centre of Perth, Scotland pioneered and managed by Horsecross Arts – commissioning, exhibiting, contextualising and collecting over 350 works including site-specific multi-screen installations by over 150 Scottish and international artsits from 2005 until 2020 READ MORE Continue reading Threshold arstpace

Read More

Founding commissioning editor and contributor to READ MORE (ISSN 1755 – 0866 Online) – an exquisitely designed journal for critical writing published by Horsecross Arts between 2007 and 2019. Run along the editorial premise one work – one essay – one issue. Each of the 15 issues published featured a newly commissioned essay by a Scottish or international contributing writer who elaborated on a selected … Continue reading Read More