Kremena Dimitrova


Kremena Dimitrova is a London based illustrator-as-historian, lecturer and researcher specialising in visualising history within the heritage sector through illustration residencies and socially engaged interventions.

As an illustrator, she has had a number of exhibitions, with her work also featuring in print, online, book publishing, design and advertising.


Kremena experiments with photography and traditionally made textures, painted, drawn and printed backgrounds, which are often combined into digital collages.

As an educator, she has extensive experience in delivering face-to-face and online art-related events, talks, lectures and workshops in formal and informal educational settings such as Middlesex University, University of Portsmouth, University of East London, Jewish Museum, Bishop’s Stortford Museum, L’Ecole de Battersea, and Cameron Vale School.

She has worked on major creative projects ranging from research residences in collaboration with Historic England, to Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund (hi)storytelling commissions. Other clients have included West Cheshire Museums, Museum of the Home, National Memorial Arboretum, University of Manchester and The John Rylands Library.

Many of these commissions are socially engaged with Kremena collaborating with the public to explore history, culture and heritage through art.

Kremena joined East Street Arts as one of two artists researching and reporting on the history of Burmantofts and New Briggate as part of the Heritage Action Zone Project.