Lila Nazemian (b. 1987) is an independent curator. In 2017, she was the U.S. Projects Director at CULTURUNNERS, where, on behalf of 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. Recent curatorial projects include: the On Echoes of Invisible Hearts series featuring Yemeni contemporary artists, the first took place in 2018 at Berlin’s Poetry Project and the second opened at Station Beirut in April 2019; Spheres of Influence, the first show of Arab contemporary art in Iran at Tehran’s Mohsen Gallery in April 2016; This is Not an Image and Out Among the Stars, co-curated with Ava Ansari, at Detroit’s Red Bull House of Art in June 2015. She received a B.A. in History from Scripps College, California, and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from N.Y.U., New York. She is 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.