Eva Neklyaeva is a curator based in Santarcangelo and Helsinki. She is concerned with the questions of freedom and focuses her practice on exploring them through performing art, politics and sexuality. Eva is the artistic director of Santarcangelo Festival, the oldest Italian festival dedicated to contemporary performing arts. Her previous positions included Director of the contemporary art organization Checkpoint Helsinki and Artistic Director for Baltic Circle International Contemporary Theatre Festival: under her leadership, the festival became an acclaimed international platform for emerging multidisciplinary performance. In 2014, she has founded Wonderlust in Helsinki – a festival of diverse and creative sexuality. Eva received two TINFO awards for innovation in the theatre field, Finnish PEN’s Freedom of Speech award as well as Finnish Sexologists Association’s award for promotion of sexual wellbeing.