The global award in photography and sustainability

Maryam Eisler

Independent Arts and Crafts Professional

Maryam Eisler left Iran in 1978 to settle in Europe. She received a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.


Executive Editor (work in progress): Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces (Thames and Hudson- Fall 2013)

Executive Editor: Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey (2011); Art and Patronage: the Middle East (2011); Sanctuary: Britain’s Artists and their Studios (2012) (All published by Thames and Hudson)

Maryam and Edward Eisler Foundation, Director, 2011- present

Estee Lauder  (Marketing)- 1998- 2001 / NY and London

L’Oreal (Marketing) – 1993- 1998/ London and NY


Wellesley College, Trustee- Wellesley, MA- USA

Tate International Council, Member- London

Tate Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee, Co-Chair- London

Whitechapel Gallery, Trustee- London

Whitechapel Gallery Future Fund, founding partner- London

British Museum, Founding member of CaMMEA Group (Contemporary and Modern Middle East Acquisitions)- London

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Middle Eastern Circle- NY

Delfina Foundation, Strategic Advisory Panel member- London

Abraaj Capital Art Prize, nominator – Dubai

Prix Pictet Photography Prize, nominator- London

Art and Patronage Middle East Summit ( at the British Museum (2012), Executive Committee

Asia Society – Leadership Circle for Iran Modern (Exhibition- 2013) – NY

Chelsea Art Museum, Iran Inside Out exhibition (2009), Member of Organising Committee- NY

Parasol Unit Foundation, Patrons Circle- London