Eva Neklyaeva

Eva Neklyaeva is a curator based in Milan. She is concerned with the questions of freedom and focuses her practice on exploring them across a rather anti-disciplinary set of practices. At the moment, she is co-curating Samara Editions – performances by post, serves as artistic advisor for SPIELART Theaterfestival in Munich, teaches curating in the performing arts field at IUAV University in Venice, and writes for various-artists.com.

In 2017-2019 Eva Neklyaeva curated Santarcangelo Festival, the oldest Italian festival dedicated to the contemporary performing arts. Her previous positions included Director of Checkpoint Helsinki (2015) and Baltic Circle International Contemporary Theatre Festival (Helsinki, 2009-2014). In 2014, Neklyaeva co-founded Wonderlust – a festival of diverse and creative sexuality that took place in Helsinki until 2019.

For her work, Neklyaeva received two TINFO awards for innovation in theatre field, Finnish PEN’s Freedom of Speech award as well as Finnish Sexologists Association’s award for promotion of sexual wellbeing.

After living for a few years abroad, I am looking forward to updating my knowledge of the current Finnish art scene, doing studio visits at HIAP, and watching performances.