Lila Nazemian is an independent curator. Recent and forthcoming curatorial projects include: “Now that We Have Established a Common Ground” opening in June 2020 at Assembly Room, New York; I open my eyes and see myself under a tree laden with fruit that I cannot name opened in January 2020 at The Center for Book Arts in New York; the “On Echoes of Invisible Hearts” series of location-specific exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from Yemen, the first took place in 2018 at Berlins Poetry Project and the second opened at Station Beirut in April 2019, the third edition will open in April 2020 at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.; “Spheres of Influence,” at Tehrans Mohsen Gallery in 2016. In 2017, she was the U.S. Projects Director at CULTURUNNERS, where, on behalf of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), she managed a Saudi artist residency in New York and supported various American Museums to produce their exhibitions of Saudi art. Prior to this, she was the Curatorial Associate at Leila Heller Gallery, New York for over four years where she helped organize more than 15 exhibitions. She received a B.A. in History from Scripps College, and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from N.Y.U. She is a QAYYEM 2019 Curatorial Fellow, was among the inaugural participants of the 2018-2019 Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program in New York and participated in ICIs 2018 Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok.
2018 Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok: Public Symposium Sunday, October 28, 2018 12pm5pm Ayara Hall, 2nd Fl, Jim Thompson House Museum 6 Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road Phatumwan, Bangkok FREE and open to the public This day-long symposium concludes the inaugural ICI Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok. The panel discussion will addresses the question of “Why Curators?” […]read more »