Iliyana is a curator of contemporary and traditional performing arts, as well as visual arts and crafts. Her interests include arts and activism, artist’s moving image culture, women artists practices, intangible cultural heritage and literature in translation.
Most recently Iliyana held curatorships at Peace & Justice (Scotland) (2020-22); Perth Theatre and Concert Hall where she founded the Threshold artspace (2005–20) commissioning and acquiring 350 works by over 150 artists, as well as at Screen.dance – Scotland’s festival of dance on screen (2016-21), Sofia’s ARC Projects (2007-10), Edinburgh’s Stills (2001-03) and Liverpool’s Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (1996-01).
Iliyana holds a MPhil in Curating Contemporary Art from Liverpool John Moores University and a MLitt in English and American Studies with History and Theory of Culture from the University of Sofia. As a writer, speaker and literary translator, Iliyana has contributed to a wide range of conferences, publications and books.
Image by Alister Lownie