Guest Curator:Mahnaz Fancy

Mahnaz Fancy
Executive Director
ArteEast
www.arteeast.org

Mahnaz Fancy was appointed Executive Director of ArteEast in 2013, the tenth year of this leading New York-based international arts organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary artistic production from the Middle East and North Africa as well as their diaspora. She has built a career as leader of several initiatives in Middle Eastern, South Asian and Islamic arts by applying her early experience as a scholar of the arts & culture of the Middle East and South Asia to her belief that artists and their work play a crucial role in today’s interconnected world. Over fifteen years of working closely with local, domestic and international institutions and international philanthropists, collectors and art patrons in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and South Asia, she has launched several high-visibility and innovative not-for- profit cultural initiatives. Her previous positions include Acting Executive Director of the American Pakistan Foundation, Director of Development of the Alliance of Civilizations Media Fund, Executive Director of Arts of the Islamic World, and Executive Director of IndoCenter of Art & Culture. Over the course of her career, Mahnaz has produced and curated public programs, festivals, and exhibitions on film, music and the visual arts.

Ali ShahAli
Love Over War, US-Iran Relations
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: mfancy. borough: Queens. Art Medium: Painting.
Amir Hariri
Neo Proun
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: 150, mfancy, and rthomas. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Installation, Mixed Media, Other, Painting, and Sculpture.
Bethany Robertson
macrocosm
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, mfancy, and vcoliver. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Drawing, Installation, and Print Making.
Charles A Cohen
Yank v1.0
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: mfancy and tkohler. borough: Queens. Art Medium: Photography.
Farras Abdelnour
Ghosts
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: mfancy. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Photography.
Grace Aneiza Ali
Ingrid/Zora: In Conversation
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: 150, bdanderson, and mfancy. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Mixed Media.
Gregory Michael Carter
Iran contraband that they sponsored (I thought what I'd do was pretend I was one of those deaf mutes)
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: ljohnstone, mfancy, and vcoliver. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Digital, Mixed Media, Painting, and Print Making.
Haik Kocharian
42 Street New York
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: mfancy, pazt, and vcoliver. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Photography.
Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension 22
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: fneal, lross, and mfancy. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Drawing and Mixed Media.
Julie Kamlesh Kumar
A Force Illegible
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: hiwasaki and mfancy. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Sculpture.
Katherine Toukhy
Haremfictions
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: mfancy. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Mixed Media and Painting.
Marie-Jeanne Fethiere
Decay and Growth
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: gb, jsramirez, mfancy, tkohler, and wvsinderen. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Photography.
Mirza M. Burgos
Untitled
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: mfancy. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Painting.
Nancy Elsamanoudi
Tangerine
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: dmarrow and mfancy. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Painting.
natalie moore
vestige
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: kfeirtag and mfancy. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Sculpture.
Pedro Arieta
Nedi
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: mfancy. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Photography.
Qinza Najm
Ego vs. Empathy
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: 150, gb, and mfancy. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Mixed Media.
Sinan Tuncay
Whole
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: dhaggag, kjfp, and mfancy. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Installation, Mixed Media, and Photography.
sky kim
untitled
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: dmarrow and mfancy. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Painting.
Stephen Cox
In Search of America #14
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: dsimon, fneal, and mfancy. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Drawing.
Susan Springer Anderson
Adornment
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: mfancy. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Installation and Sculpture.
Tamiko Kawata
Distant Sound from Midddle East
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: 150 and mfancy.
Yasmin Gur
Bloom
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: bdanderson, hiwasaki, and mfancy. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Installation and Sculpture.