Since receiving her MA in Postwar and Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute in London, Sima Familant has been integrally involved in building important collections of contemporary art, first at Baumgartner Gallery in Washington DC, and then for four years as Director of Greene Naftali Gallery in New York. Sima curated exhibitions in addition to managing Greene Naftali¹s operations, artists and collectors. From there she moved to the Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, where as Associate Director she developed relationships with many collectors, helping them establish a curatorial vision and overseeing all aspects of their collections.
In addition to her work as a curator and art advisor, Sima is on the Board of Steep Rock Arts Association Co., a foundation that is designed to provide emerging visual artists and curators with time, space and professional guidance to explore their work in a supportive, thriving, artistic environment.
Sima is also a member of the Board of LAX Art, a non-profit space in Los Angeles that offers a space for provocation, dialogue and confrontation by practices in Los Angeles and abroad.