2021 Artist

Eleonora Edreva

Albuquerque, NM

Eleonora Edreva is an artist, writer, teacher, and collaborator born in Bulgaria, raised in Chicago, and currently living in Albuquerque. Eleonora strongly believes that our senses contain skills and ways of knowing the world that systems of power have been devaluing for centuries as part of their ongoing efforts to disconnect people from their bodies and capacities for pleasure and embodied learning.

Their artistic work orients around the idea that connection, play, and collective sensory experiences are strategies for bringing people more fully into individual and collective strength. To that end, they create interactive, participatory, and game-based experiences to invite people to playfully experiment with and rehearse collaborative, embodied, and emergent ways of navigating and noticing the world. Ele holds a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago and is currently working towards an M.F.A. in Art & Ecology at the University of New Mexico.