Ginou Choueiri, Interim Executive Director
Ginou Choueiri is a Lebanese born interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and curator.  Her artistic research, she looks at how complex and often conflicting histories can be reinterpreted, and alternative futures imagined through new forms of storytelling. Her creative documentary film “Rhythm of  Forgetting”  premiered at DocLisboa, and won several awards such as the Goldsmiths Warden’s prize, special jury mention at DokuBaku, and Best Director Award at Beirut Women’s International Film Festival.  She has exhibited her work internationally, such as Contemporary Art Center of Barcelona (Spain), Merz Foundation (Italy), and Williamsburg Art Center (USA).. She completed an MA in Artist Film and Moving Image at Goldsmiths University in London was 2022 fellow at UnionDocs Collaborative Studio (NY). She currently lives in New York.


Lila Nazemian, Programs and Communications Director
Lila Nazemian (she/her) is an independent curator and the Special Projects Curator at ArteEast in New York. In 2023, she joined the Brooklyn-based Transmitter gallery as a co-director. Her research and curatorial practice are focused on reimagining approaches to histories from the Middle East/Southwest Asia North Africa (SWANA) and Central Asia regions in an effort to counter narrative revisionism and collective amnesia. Recent curatorial projects include: Now That We Have Established a Common Ground, as part of Protocinema’s Emerging Curator Series at and in partnership with the Clemente, New York (2022); A Few In Many Places in New York, Protocinema, Governors Island New York, (2021); I open my eyes and see myself under a tree laden with fruit that I cannot name, Center for Book Arts, New York (2020). Nazemian teaches part-time at NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Art & Art Professions.  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 was 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.


Natasha Cartier-Bresson, Marketing and Communications Lead
Natasha Cartier-Bresson is a filmmaker and animator. In 2022, she joined the ArteEast team as the Marking and Communication Lead in the Visual Arts Department. Natasha graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and received a BFA specialized in Film and Animation. Prior to that, she worked in the Art Department and Special Effects for Mouth of the Wolf Media. In 2021, she created the opening animation sequence for a documentary film about the founder of the Obermeyer company in Aspen. That same year, she was a Visionary at Creative Visions where she supported artists through pre and post production in order to raise awareness of critical issues and drive positive change through impact storytelling. Based in New York, she enjoys finding new angles on familiar themes with an artistic approach to create compelling work through art.