Photo: Biljana Tanurovska Kjulvkovski by Vanco Dzambaski

Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski

Executive director and programmer

Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture, Skopje, Macedonia

Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski is a cultural worker, curator in performing arts, part of the independent art/culture scene in Macedonia. She is active in advocating for cultural worker's rights and she works to reform cultural policy in Macedonia.  Tanurovska is co-founder of LOKOMOTIVA – Centre for New Initiatives in the Arts and Culture and NOMAD Dance Academy (NDA). With Lokomotiva, she co-funded Kino Kultura- a space for contemporary performing arts and culture as well as Jadro- the association of the independent cultural scene in Macedonia. Tanurovska has initiated, curated and managed various projects and programs related to the contemporary performing arts, cultural policy, international collaboration, etc. She was co-curator of the Locomotion – Festival for contemporary art and performance in Skopje, Macedonia (2008-2015) and curates the program Platform(a) for contemporary performing arts as part of Kino Kultura. Tanurovska has authored articles and co-edited magazines and book publications and since 2011, she has been on the Faculty for Music Arts in Skopje, in the contemporary dance pedagogy department. Currently she is PhD candidate in the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade.