Hidden Letters

Poetry, typography and urban gardens? Follow the new outdoor trail of brightly coloured park benches in the grounds of St. John’s Church set in the foothills of Edinburgh Castle rock, at the west end of the Princes Street Gardens as part of Just Festival – Edinburgh’s festival of social justice and human rights within the framework of Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 6-28 August 2021, daily … Continue reading Hidden Letters

Screen.dance

Co-founding curator and jury member of Screen.dance – Scotland’s first and only festival of dance film culture since its inception in 2016. Screen.dance is inviting submissions of new and recent Scottish screen dance works to be presented as part of DanceLive 2021 Festival in partnership with Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO, Aberdeen. Submit through our FilmFreeway platform 29 June – 29 August 2021! SUBMIT HERE Screen.dance … Continue reading Screen.dance

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. 3G … Continue reading 3G

Found in Translation

Founding member of Found in Translation Book Club established in 2015 and held monthly at Central Library Edinburgh with 50 books in translation read, talked and written about over the first 5 years of which 27 by male and 23 by female authors. Through 2015-20 we have read books in the following languages in translation: Spanish (1) Spanish–Argentina(1), Norwegian(1), Italian(1), Turkish(1), Korean(2), Chinese(1), Japanese(2), Dutch(3), … Continue reading Found in Translation

A is for Abbeyhill Artists

A is for Abbeyhill Artists – a durational public art project set in a purpose-built Victorian school building at the city centre of Edinburgh initiated and curated by Iliyana Nedkova since 2013. 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 … Continue reading A is for Abbeyhill Artists

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

Platform

Curator and co-producer of the inaugural festival of Perthshire creativity with 30 events over 7 days staged across 30 venues in Perth and Kinross areas of central Scotland – a week long celebration of contemporary art featuring exhibitions, design, photography, artists talks, gigs, special installations, drama and film which ran from 25 March to 1 April 2017. READ MORE Continue reading Platform