Nayla Hadchiti is New York-based Art Advisor, Creative Director, Philanthropist and seasoned traveler. With a background in Advertising and Contemporary Art, she has been a Patron of the Arts and a strong supporter of Middle East initiatives.
Recently, in her professional capacity, Nayla served as the consultant to the Marrakech Biennial 6th edition, a non for profit art exhibition in Marrakech, Morocco. She originated and managed its first business plan and sponsorship proposals and served on the fund-raising committee attracting international sponsors, creating recognition for the event outside Morocco by organizing events and meetings in both New York and London. She also coordinated and produced the multi-layered opening day ceremony.
Among the causes she has worked tirelessly to promote is Social and Economic Action for Lebanon (SEAL) where she has acted as the Creative Director and art auction curator for their annual benefits, as well as a contributor to the vision and future of the organization. As a mom who lost her son to cancer, she is a strong supporter of Solving Kids Cancer, sharing her experience and promoting the group’s research to find cures for various types of children’s cancer. She has also used her network to help the Children of Armenia Fund to secure a future for underprivileged Armenian children and restructure their villages.
Nayla is currently collaborating on a project in Indonesia to exhibit Middle Eastern artists at a non for profit Art Center, with the intention to initiate conversation and communication between both communities. Simultaneously, she is working with a soon-to-be registered organization whose goal is to end child brides in the Middle East. She has been tasked with researching similar entities worldwide, developing its structure and logo and recommending a visual direction for its branding, as well as creating a product to sell in order to raise funds and generate awareness.