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

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

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

Transient Spaces

Curator of the first major survey exhibition in the UK of the visual artist and theatre maker Katherina Radeva featuring a solo performance and 101 works spanning the last 20 years. Held at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre  27 August – 27 November 2019. Accompanied by a series of public talks and events marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Co-curated by … Continue reading Transient Spaces

Movement

Curator of a touring exhibition – a collective moving image homage to the pioneering contemporary dance diva Margaret Morris (1891–1980). Featuring Scottish and international contemporary visual artists and filmmakers including Lewis Gourlay, Su Grierson, Brian Hartley, Simon Fildes, Katrina McPherson, Marlene Millar, Theresa Pickles and Abby Warrilow whose works have been commissioned and acquired by Horsecross Arts for the Threshold artspace collection of contemporary art. … Continue reading Movement

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