eleonora edreva is:
an artist, researcher, smeller, educator, collaborator, co-producer, worker, renter, and mischief-maker born in burgas, bulgaria and raised on the occupied odawa, ojibwe, and potawatomi lands referred to as chicago. 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 (especially people at the margins of power) from their bodies and capacities for pleasure and embodied learning.
the artist’s work orients around the ideas that intentional sensory learning can bring people more fully into their bodies and their (individual and collective) strength, and that connection, ritual, and play are strategies for creating more abundant love and liberation as we attend to the unjust conditions of living under capitalism and white supremacy. to that end, eleonora creates relational, participatory, and play-based tools for navigating and engaging the world as our most whole selves, as well as actively orienting towards healing in our human, more-than-human, and land-based relationships.