About Me

Katherina Radeva

Katherina Radeva

Born in 1982 in Bulgaria Katherina has a formal training in Fine Art from the National High School for Fine Arts in Sofia and a First Class Honors Degree in Theatre Design from Wimbledon School of Art, London. Resident in the UK since 1999.

Katherina designs for theatre, performance, contemporary dance, site specific events. Her designs have toured extensively in the UK, Europe and America.
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2005-2001 Wimbledon School of Art, London U.K. Design for Performance-BA (Hons) (1st Class)
2000-1999 City of Bath College, Bath- Foundation Course in Art and Design (Distinction)-scholarship
2000-1995 National High School for Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria (Distinction)

Design for Theatre, Dance and Film 

2016 Declining Solo by Two Destination Language, set and costume design, UK tour 2017

2016 Salt by Selina Thompson, set and costume design, UK tour 2016

2015 Then Leap by Laura Lindow, set and costume design, UK tour in 2015

2015 LANDED by Two Destination Language, set and costume design, UK tour in 2015, 2016 and 2017

2014 Manpower by Two Destination Language, set and costume design, UK tour 2015 & 2016

2014 Falling in Love with Frida by Caroline Bowditch- set and costume design- touring nationally in 2014

2013 Near Gone by Two Destination Language- set and costume design- touring nationally from Autumn 2013
2012 WLTM by Two Destination Language- set and costume design, Salisbury Arts Centre
2012 The sphinx and the Books Lorena Rivero de Beer- costume and set design, Bluecoat, Liverpool
2012 FOUND by Zendeh- costume design- national tour
2012 Devoted and Disgruntled 7 by Improbable Theatre- set dressing, York Hall, London
2011 FOUND by Zendeh- Costume Design, decibel showcase, Manchester
2011 Beautiful Blows by Mayhem Company, Set and Costume Design, Southbank Centre, London
2011 Land of Liberty by Brian Abbott- large community project and play, circus tent, Rickmansworth
2011 Epic by Foster&Dechery Set and Costume design – national tour
2011 OVNV Ignite 3- Design co-ordination for Old Vic New Voices, Old Vic Theatre, London
2011 Fallen Fruit- now here, now gone– Katherina Radeva- set and costume design- national tour
2011 A Journey of a Home– Two Destination Language- set and costume design- national tour
2011-2010 Lay me down safe-Costume and Set design for Scottish Dance Theatre, international tour
2010 In-Visible– set and costume design for IJAD Dance, East Region small tour
2010 Elephant 21 – set and costume design, Mayhem Company, Royal Court Theatre Local, London
2010 Ill met by Moon light– by Moon Fool Theatre- Set and Costume Design- small scale national tour
2010 Burning Black- Two Destination Languge, set and costume design- national tour
2009 Native Birds-set and costume design- Katherina Radeva- national tour
2009 Various Cures for Loneliness- Set & Costume Design dir. Martin Constantine, The Albany London
2009 Glass Mountain– Set & Costume Design, Trestle Theatre- national tour
2009 Kitty has no pity– Katherina Radeva- set and costume design- South Hill Park and national tour
2008 Trestle International Residency– Set & Costume Design, Trestle Arts Base, St.Albans
2008 Hungry Ghosts by Lost Dog dance company- Costume Design, International Tour
2008 Hansel und Gretel– Costume and Set Design for opera, Woodhouse Open Theatre, Surrey
2008 Veil by Bob Frith, Horse and Bamboo Theatre Set & Costume Design for mid scale National Tour
2008 Water into Wine– set and costume design- Katherina Radeva,NRLA Arches, Glasgow and national tour
2008 Fat Christ by Gavin Davis, Set & Costume Design, Kings Head Theatre, London
2008 XL Video, Dell Client- Monte Carlo and Boo Productions, London- Set Dresser
2007 Hungry Ghosts by Lost Dog dance company- Set & Costume Design, The Place, London
2007 Subtransmission by Simon Humphreys Musical Play Costume Design- Courtyard Theatre London
2007 An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde- Costume Design, Cockpit Theatre, London
2007 Pig Tales – Set & Costume design for small scale touring production by Julie McNamara
2007 Ignorance Is– Set & Costume Design for new writing, Chelsea Theatre, London
2007 Persona Non Grata- Set & Costume design for dance- by Carlota Miceli-The Place, London
2006- The Underpants adapted by Steve Martin- Set and Costume Design, Old Red Lion Theatre
2005 Twelfth Night by W. Shakespeare- Costume Design a site specific performance, Soho, London
2005 Smother Mother – Production Design for a 16mm film dir. Mark Sayles, London Film School
2005 Daffodils part of “Dance Collaborations 2005”- Set & Costume Design, The Place, London


2014- Total Theatre Award for Near Gone by Two Destination Language 
2013- Pulse Suitcase Prize for Near Gone by Two Destination Language
2009- Rules & Regs- professional development, South Hill Park, UK
2006- Artsadmin Bursary Recipient for Early Career Artists
2005- Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design: Finalist
2003- Wimbledon School of Art Travel Bursary- Prague for the Prague Quadrennial 2003


2016- Declining Solo – research and development residency at Arc Stockton and Creation Space Point, Eastleigh 
2014- Manpower- research and development residency at Battersea Arts Centre and Creation Space, THe Point, Eastleigh UK
2013- Near Gone- research and development residency at The Creation Space, The Point, Eastleigh UK
2011- Fallen Fruit- research residency at Trestle Arts Base, St.Albans UK
2010- South Hill Park, Berkshire- Burning Black– devised performance collaborating with Alister Lownie
2009- Rules and Regs at South Hill Park Bracknell, Berkshire, UK- devising a new performance
2009- Robert Wilson’s Watermill Centre, New York, USA developing and devising Native Birds
2007- Arcadia, ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany- video and installation piece

Teaching, Workshop leader and Lectures

2015- Visiting Lecturer- University of Winchester- Directing module
2014- Visiting Lecturer at Aberystwyth University- devising performance
2014- Visiting Lecturer- University of Winchester- Choreography module
2013- Visiting Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University- performance devising
2013- Visiting Lecturer at University of Winchester- design module
2012- cardboard sculprure workshops for Wyvern College, Laverstoke, Wiltshire
2012 International Arts Day- Springfields Academy, Calne, Wiltshire- making cardboard totem poles
2015-2005 Visiting Lecturer at City of Bath College, Foundation Course in Art and Design
2012 WLTM Autobiography performance workshop, Salisbury Arts Centre- devisng performance
2012 Scenography workshop( Set and Costume design) ICIA, University of Bath
2012 Performance workshop (focusing on issues of identity) ICIA, University of Bath-exploring identity
2011 Set design workshop Leader for Off Stage Choice, Hat Factory Luton to seventy pupils
2011 Art workshop leader for primary school pupils, Chiltern Primary School, The Making, Basingstoke
2011 Scenography( Set and Costume Design) module for dance and technical management students-University of Winchester
2011 Artist in Residence- painting and theatre design at Kingdown Community School, Warminster
2010 You might like it– devised performance with theatre design students- Wimbledon College of Art, London
2009 Artist in Residency, Painting & Theatre Design work, Kingdown Community School Warminster
2003- 2000 Private Tutor in Classical Drawing for young People aged 13, Bath, UK
2000 Artist in Residence, Kingdown Community School, Warminster, U.K

Work Experience/ Assistance for Design, Direction and Project Management

2014 DUSTY FEET curation and producing of an exhibition at Salisbury Library, working with Wiltshire Council
2012- ongoing- Curation and Producing od FLINT microfest of contemporary performance, Wiltshire UK
2011 Design and Maker of a large totem pole for Basingstoke Carnival for the Making Projects
2010 Project Leader and Director for a devised project with students from Wimbledon College of Art
2010-2001 Gallery and Framing assistant at Aubergine Art and Picture Framers, London UK
2009-2004 Set and Costume Design Assistant to Yolanda Sonnabend for ballet and opera, ROH
2008 Set Dresser- XL Video, Dell Client- Monte Carlo and Boo Productions, London
2008 Assistant Curator to Peter Farley for the exhibition Engaging with Jocelyn, WCA, London
2007 Model maker for Dreams of a Winter Night installation by Geraldine Pilgrim, Belsay Hall
2005 Stardust assistant designer and director to Geraldine Pilgrim Corridor Company
2004 Gallery Assistant at Corridor Gallery, Tufnell Park, London, UK
2003 SPA Site Specific Performance Production of Corridor Company-Euston, London UK
2000 -1998 Private Lessons in Classical Drawing to children aged 8-12, Bath UK and Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected Exhibitions and Films

2014 Artificial Things, Salisbury Arts Centre
2013 Homegrown, Salisbury Arts Centre
2013 The Art of Creation- paintings and drawings at The Point, Eastleigh
2013 Turning Thirty– a solo exhibition at The Pound, Corsham with thirty new paintings
2012 In House, Trestle Arts Base with paintings of set design
2012 At Play– South Hill Park, Berkshire and Ovada Oxford- with a video piece and a performance
2011 New prints and paintings at Christmas Fair- The Artist Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 Footprints across fresh snow– group exhibition of drawings, Wimbledon Space, WCA, London
2011 Transformation and Revelation– National Theatre Design Exhibition, Cardiff
2009 Looking OUT– a solo exhibition and installation created for M2 Gallery, London, U.K.
2009 Friday– a documentary film about a group of Bulgarian Folklore Dancers based in London
2008 the scale of things– Duo exhibition of paintings and objects- Ideas Space, London
2008 Tracing Love 24/7 – Group Photography Exhibition, DEVE, Belgrade, Serbia
2008 Mein erstes KunsterlebnisThe first time you encountered Art, Wallraf das Museum, Cologne created by Cornel Wachter
2008-2007 2003-2007 Collaborators, SBTD Exhibition of UK Design for Performance, Nottingham and Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2006 Zoo group show of drawings– Nolia’s Gallery, London
2005 Linbury Biennial-Finalist- Lyttelton Foyer, Royal National Theatre, South Bank, London
2002 Solo exhibition- Stonemasons Arms, Hammersmith, London, UK- screen-prints
2001 International Drawing Competition Exhibition- Moderna Galeria Rijeka, Croatia
2001 Prints in Varna Printmaking Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria


Intermediate Skills in Props Making, Sewing ,Carpentry, Model making, Prop making and Scenic Art
I.T. – Accomplished in Microsoft Office Package, Adobe Photoshop
Trained in Classical Drawing, Classical Painting and Classical Sculpture – accomplished a very high standard
Fluent in English and Bulgarian Language


Katherina Radeva is also one part of TWO DESTINATION LANGUAGE– performance collaboration with Alister Lownie. Their work is interdisciplinary and explores identity, community and multiculturalism.