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ILIYANA NEDKOVA: SELECTED PUBLIC TALKS SINCE 2001

  • Conversation/Q&A Arrivals Departures: A Conversation with Iliyana Nedkova and Dina Iordanova (30 min, Albena Mihaylova-Bendji of AM contemporary, 2022) premiered online at European Cultural Centre, Venice, 15 November 2022 and showing thereafter WATCH
  • Conversation/Q&A Iliyana Nedkova in coversation with Pam Skelton as part of Ukraine Suite solo exhibition at Tension Fine Art, London, 29 October 2022 READ MORE
  • Curatorial Guided Tour as part of the exhibition Consequences: Art and Activism for the Nuclear Age at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 2 September 2022 READ MORE
  • Curatorial Welcome Note to the Garden pARTy at Abbeyhill Primary School Playground as part of the 17th Colony of Artsits festival, 16 September 2022 READ MORE
  • Presentation A is for Arts Alliance as part of SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH PARTICIPATORY ARTS IN SCOTLAND at ITAC6: Sixth International Teaching Artist Conference entitled ART AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE, Oslo and online, 29 August 2022 READ MORE and WATCH
  • Translators’ Slam Reading from Balkan Rhapsody in translation as part of Multilungual Prose led by Anton Hur at the summer school curated by the British Centre for Literary Translation on 22 July 2022 READ MORE
  • Conversation/Q&A Contemporary Bulgarian Literature discussion with Protest in Harmony Choir Book Group hosted by May Smith in Edinburgh on 20 June 2022 READ MORE
  • Conversation/Q&A Stories in Free Fall post-show conversation with performance artist and author Maria Kassimova-Moisset as part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival at Netherbow Theatre, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh on 27 May 2022 READ MORE
  • Conversation/Q&A Women on the Edge Collective Exhibitions Catalogue hybrid launch with all the members of Women on the Edge Collective Albena Mihaylova–Bendji, Veneta Marinova, Monika Romenska and Nadya Genova alongside key supporters Reinhard Manz, Lyudmil Stanev, Galina Lardeva-Minkova and Iliyana Nedkova at U.P.A.R.K Gallery, Plovdiv on 25 February 2022 READ MORE and WATCH

  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A with the artists featured in Outwith – from the Scots preposition ‘outwith’ meaning outside and beyond, to a proposition to celebrate the outward looking and diverse community of film and dance artists working within and outwith Scotland through a selection of 9 Scottish screen dance works curated by Iliyana Nedkova as part of DanceLive 2021 onsite at the Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen and online, 14 October 2021 READ MORE
  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A with Katrina McPherson, director featured in There is a Place – a celebration of the cultural legacy of Simon Fildes (1962-2021) through eight short screen dance works which he directed, co-directed, co-produced or edited. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova as part of DanceLive 2021 onsite at the Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen and online, 14 October 2021 READ MORE
  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A with artists featured in Movement – a collective moving image portrait of the contemporary dance diva Margaret Morris (1891–1980) by various artists. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Wendy Timmons as part of DanceLive 2021 onsite at the Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen and online, 14 October 2021 READ MORE
  • Conference presentation Albena Mihaylova-Bendji. Early Works. Why Have There Been No Great Contemporary Bulgarian Women Artists? and panel discussion with Slađana Petrović Varagić and Kateřina Štroblová moderated by Barbara Borčić as part of the online conference Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe, Warsaw, 2-3 September 2021. Watch from about 28 min in WATCH
  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A Poetry, Precarity and Post-Covid Monuments – 64 min online discussion held on 18 August 2021 as part of Just Festival featuring academic and author Albena Azmanova, as well as the Bulgarian and Scottish poets, translators and artists Nadezhda Radoulova and Alec Finlay, hosted and chaired by Iliyana Nedkova WATCH
  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A Provinciality in the Global Village of World Literature? – 75 min online discussion held on 14 August 2021 as part of Just Festival featuring Eilís Ní Dhuibhne, Stefan Ivanov and Jim Mackintosh – three poets who write in Gaelic, Bulgarian and Scots. Chaired by academic and author Dimitar Kambourov WATCH
  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A with Niloo Far Khan, Sarmed Mirza and Magdalena Grzymkowska, 21 July 2021 as part of Our Edinburgh project discussion about filmmaking and the arts for women of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic background at AMINA Muslim Women Resource Centre, Glasgow Flyer: DOWNLOAD Presentation & Q&A: WATCH
  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A, Zoom in on Perth and Pskov with Polina Medvedeva and Su Grierson,15 June 2021 as part of ZOOM IN ON… monthly gatherings marking the 30th twinning anniversary of Perth and Pskov
  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A, Zoom in on Freedom with Mare Tralla, Kaya Lana Fraser and Ken Alexander, 15 May 2021 as part of ZOOM IN ON… monthly gatherings marking the 30th twinning anniversary of Perth and Pskov
  • Curatorial Presentation and Q&A, Zoom in on Plein Air Creativity with Oleg Tsvetkov, Andrew Hunter, Mare Tralla, Barbara Pease, Svetlana Rodionova, Serafima Zibnitskaya, Dave Hunt, Meg Luckins, Sally Bonnar and Moira Gavin, 15 April 2021 as part of ZOOM IN ON… monthly gatherings marking the 30th twinning anniversary of Perth and Pskov WATCH
  • Curatorial Presentation, Freelance Curating of Contemporary Art, 24 March 2021, Scottish Museums Federation, Edinburgh
  • Conversation/Q&A with Kate Daly, 20 March 2021 as part of European Ceilidh, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh READ MORE
  • Conversation/Q&A with Hayley Durward, Liudmila Komrakova, Gabri Christa, Fu Le and Mary Wycherley, 12 March 2021 as part of Growing Up. Rediscovering Our Inner Child, Screen.dance 2021, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen
  • Conversation/Q&A with Hayley Durward, Andrea Pelaez, Mitchell Rose, Thomas Freundlich, Tiffany Rhynard, Elizabeth Shea, 12 March 2021 as part of Going Out. Exploring the Great Outdoors, Screen.dance 2021, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen
  • Conversation/Q&A with Hayley Durward, Mayte Richter, Shaun Clarke, Tom Tsai, Mariana Garcia, 13 March 2021. Curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Simon Fildes as part of Staying In. Redefining the Incredible Indoors, Screen.dance 2021, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen
  • Conversation/Q&A with Marlene Millar, Hayley Durward, Marites Carino, Stefan Verna, Jules de Niverville, Guillaume Marin, Siam Obregón, 13 March 2021 as part of With Love from Quebec and Festival Quartiers Danses, Screen.dance 2021, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen
  • Contribution to A Tribute to Simon Fildes directed by Mitchell Rose and Marlene Millar, 11 March 2021 as part of Screen.dance 2021, Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen
  • Curatorial presentation as part of Peace Cranes pre-exhibition event on 19 November 2020 – Peacebuilding and the Arts? Could Peace Cranes contemporary art exhibition help us tackle the nuclear and climate emergency? WATCH
  • Curatorial presentation as part of Peace Cranes inaugural pre-exhibition event on 6 August 2020 – an origami making and storytelling sessions featuring Iliyana Nedkova, Brian Larkin, Shoji Masuzawa, Magnus Byrne, Michael Mears, You-Ri Yamanaka and Jeff Brown WATCH
  • Conversation/Q&A with Michael Mears and You-Ri Yamanaka as part of Peace Cranes pre-exhibition event on 22 August 2020 hosted by Iliyana Nedkova and Helen Trew WATCH
  • Welcome note World AIDS Day 7th annual exhibition preview 2 December 2019, Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall
  • Welcome note and presenter video documentation 46 min Festival finale entitled Playtime as part of Colony of Artists 22 September 2019 at Abbeyhill Primary School, Edinburgh WATCH
  • Exhibition tour and round table discussion Marlene Millar and Transient Spaces as part of 3rd Women of the World Festival WOW Perth 5 October 2019 at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre and Concert Hall
  • Research paper Bulgarian Video Art throughout 1990s as part of Emergence of Video Art in Europe Public Seminar 19 – 20 Jun 2019, National Library of France, Paris. Downloadable poster below and programme here and here
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  • Chair of a panel discussion following screening of Marlene Millar’s Migration screen dance series. Panelists Marlene Millar, Sandy Silva and Nic Gareiss, 7 June 2019 at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh as part of The Art of Treepling. Mini-festival of percussive dance culminating Nic Gareiss First Footing Residency across Edinburgh 7-9 June 2019
  • Welcome note Scotland’s festival of screen dance as part of Perth Dance Festival 6 May 2019 at Threshold arspace, Perth Theatre
  • Welcome note and presenter as video documentation 50 min Festival finale entitled Cats as part of Colony of Artists 23 September 2018 at Abbeyhill Primary School, Edinburgh WATCH
  • Chair of a panel discussion accompanying the Crossed Paths exhibition. Panelists Miranda Whall, John Davies, Dr Mariecia Fraser, Dr Zoe Skoulding, Alex Boyd-Jones, Hannah Mann and Rhys Thwaites-Jones 21 April 2018 at the Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, Wales WATCH in full or WATCH as an excerpt
  • Welcome Note and Presenter Festival Finale as part of Colony of Artists 24 September 2017 at Abbeyhill Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Panel Discussion as video documentation 52 min Sexing the Border: Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe chaired by Katarzyna Kosmala with fellow panelists Rael Artel and Maria Hlavajova 23 March 2015 at Word Power Books, Edinburgh WATCH
  • Monthly Talks Found in Translation Book Club established in 2015 and ongoing, Central Library, Edinburgh
  • In conversation with Mark Raidpere, who represented his native Estonia at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. 20 October 2006 at Tramway, Glasgow
  • Research paper as audio documentation 64 min Consolations for Curatorial Inadequacies as part of Curating New Media BALTIC Seminar chaired by Beryl Graham 11 May 2001 at St Mary’s Church, Gateshead LISTEN
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