Residency artists and researchers

Multidisciplinary art

Eva Neklyaeva


Eva Neklyaeva is a curator based between Helsinki and Milano. The focus for the residency is creating time and space for writing a handbook for curatorial practice in the performing arts.

In addition to this, Eva is launching the new curatorial project “Samara” – performances by post that was conceived during the previous residency supported by Kone Foundation. She is also a co-curator for the 2021 edition of Spielart in Munich and teaches curating in performing art in Arts Universities of Helsinki, Stockholm, Reykjavik and Venice.

Her previous positions include guest curator for Vooruit arts center, Ghent with a multidisciplinary arts program “With Pleasure” in 2019.

In 2017-2019 Eva was the Artistic Co-Director of Santarcangelo Festival. Founded in 1971, Santarcangelo is the oldest Italian festival dedicated to contemporary performing arts, with an audience of 25.000.

Before that, she worked as the Director of Checkpoint Helsinki (2015), an institution focusing on producing large scale site- and context-specific public art projects, and Baltic Circle Festival (2009-2014), as well as theatre producer at Korjaamo (2007-2008).

Eva holds MA in Arts Management and BA in Art Criticism. For her work, she received two TINFO awards for innovation in the theatre field as well Finnish PEN’s Freedom of Speech award.