Katherina Radeva

Website: http://www.katherinaradeva.co.uk

Email: kat@katherinaradeva.co.uk

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Statement

My work spans across both contemporary visual and performing arts telling the stories of those like myself, born on the cusp of the collapse of communism anywhere in post-socialist Europe, but also the stories of those who share my experiences of geopolitics, migration, identity and social class. My artistic inquiry is investigative and research-led exploring significant moments of our shared cultural landscape often through a suite of ink and pen drawings. Most recently, my brush work was critically acclaimed as ‘exuberantly restrained, evocatively moody and intellectually stimulating’ while my latest solo exhibition Drawing Fault Lines at Edinburgh’s Summerhall was the Guardian Visual Arts National Top 5 Pick. A recent major solo exhibition at Perth Theatre’s Threshold Arts Space in Autumn 2019 saw over 100 works from the past twenty years hang next to each other and present a survey of my work foregrounding themes of otherness, belonging and migrancy.


Biography

Katherina is a theatre maker, visual artist, and a set and costume designer. Born in Bulgaria in 1982, Katherina has lived in the UK for the last 20 years. Graduating from the National High School of Fine Arts in Sofia in 1999, Katherina won a full scholarship to study at the City of Bath College in 2000 and then went to Wimbledon School of Art graduating in 2004.

Katherina Radeva is a founder and director of contemporary theatre company Two Destination Language which tours nationally and internationally reaching diverse audiences from around the globe. In Spring 2020 Two Destination Language will premiere Fault Lines in Summerhall and present Lone Wolves at Just Start Here, National Theatre Scotland’s festival of new work in Dumfries.