Albena Mihaylova-Bendji

Following my long-standing interest in women artists, including Albena Mihaylova-Bendji, I am pleased to be contributing to the group exhibition Personal Structures – Reflections accompanying the 59th Venice Biennale 23 April – 27 November 2022 at European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova 3659 Venice 30121 Italy. Personal Structures is a biennial contemporary art exhibition organised and hosted by European Cultural Centre in Venice. The … Continue reading Albena Mihaylova-Bendji

Poetry Trail

Thistles and Sunflowers Poetry Trail part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and Thistles and Sunflowers festival – a spotlight on artists and stories from the lands of thistles and sunflowers, i.e. Scotland and Bulgaria curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Daniela Dimova-Yaneva #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022 linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers May – November 2022 18 May – 13 June | Daily 10am-6pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh … Continue reading Poetry Trail

Consequences

Peace & Justice (Scotland) presents Consequences: Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age exhibition and events curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Heather Kiernan as part of the Peace Cranes project 16 August – 3 September 2022 Exhibition free and open to all Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm (except Saturday 27 September 2022) 3 September – 30 October 2022 Selected works from the exhibition by Peter Kennard | free … Continue reading Consequences

Mare Tralla

Having discovered the work of the London-based Estonian artist, designer and activist Mare Tralla in 1996, it has been my curatorial privilege ever since to continue to explore, commission, present and champion Mare’s work through a series of residencies, exhibitions, festivals, publications, essays, interviews, features and talks. Iliyana Nedkova Currently, together with Heather Kiernan, I am co-curating a new Peace & Justice (Scotland) commission by … Continue reading Mare Tralla

3G

In 2016 I founded and co-curated 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform. Over the next five years it became 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 … Continue reading 3G

Flipstones

The first solo exhibition by Perthshire performance poet Jim Mackintosh curated by Iliyana Nedkova 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 … Continue reading Flipstones

Transient Spaces

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 Iliyana Nedkova … Continue reading Transient Spaces

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