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ART MIDDLE EAST (AME), established in 2010, promotes the emerging contemporary art of the Middle East region to foster the cultural relationship between the East and West.  The structured programs, including artist talks, panel discussions, studio visits, book-signings, and private collection tours, spotlight the artists and organizations presenting them throughout one of the important global destinations in the art world - New York City and internationally.

Founded by Nazy Nazhand, AME has provided artistic programming during NY Armory Arts Week since 2010 and Art Platform – Los Angeles, promoting Middle Eastern contemporary art through innovative collaborations and ambitious art presentations.  
A platform for promotion and production, AME brings together artists, organizations,
and resources in order to help realize dynamic and provocative projects.


NAZY NAZHAND is a curatorial advisor and the founder of Art Middle East. She has been a contributing writer for Harper's Bazaar Art, Artinfo, T Magazine, Whitewall and Artnet, for which she was the curator of their first online Middle Eastern Auction. Nazhand was born in Tehran and currently resides in New York City..

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