Lila Nazemian

warm complexioned woman with long brown hair


Lila Nazemian (she/her) 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; the “On Echoes of Invisible Hearts” series featuring contemporary artists from Yemen, the first took place in 2018 at Berlin’s Poetry Project and the second opened at Station Beirut in April 2019; “Spheres of Influence,” at Tehran’s 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 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 ICI’s 2018 Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok.

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