SAFPEM - FMICA Organizers (Middle East & Europe Specified Institute of Contemporary Arts) also known as SAFPEM, was founded by 7 artists and cultural organizers from different fields of art between France and Canada in 2013. (Reg*Num: 1074182-5).
As permanent member, the Institute has more than 1500 international artists from different group of ages in all these territories and attempts to improve quality of different _ generation works by combining different artistic generations (specially the artists under 40) and supporting them professionally and adequately. This group has also encouraged cooperation with international cultural-artistic societies, festivals, presses, foundations, museums, philharmonic and symphonic orchestras, associations, galleries, cultural centers and different universities, and they attempt to encourage their cooperation with other countries in near future. Since 2016, planning and management Team of SAFPEM has pursued a new purpose; The suggested plans have been derived from artistic background, international communication, and art experiences of executive directors, aimed at creating a multilateral projects and subsequently international cooperation for Institute. According to the gained results of infrastructure and cultural communication extent, these group created representative offices in three continents including Asia, Europe and Africa. Today, the Institute consists of 14 representative groups in France, Canada, Tunisia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Jordan, Japan, Qatar, Croatia, Egypt, Syria, China and Italy.
Founder & President of Institute
Gwendeline Lumaret commence ses études au Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Lyon où elle obtient des prix de violoncelle et de musique de chambre à l’âge de quinze ans. Elle donne son premier concert en soliste à l’âge de quatorze ans où elle interprète le Concerto d’Elgar. Elle poursuit sa formation au Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt, puis à l’École Normale de Musique de Paris - Alfred Cortot, où elle obtient un diplôme de concertiste dans la classe d’Alain Meunier, ainsi qu’un prix de musique de chambre à l’unanimité avec félicitations du jury. La même année, elle obtient son diplôme supérieur d’analyse, avec un mémoire sur le thème de La Pensée Musicale dans l’Œuvre de Stravinsky sous la direction de Jean-Dominique Pasquet. En 2004, elle obtient des Premiers Prix de violoncelle et de musique de chambre au Concours International de l’Union des Femmes Artistes Musiciennes, ainsi que le Premier Prix à l’unanimité au Concours d’Interprétation Gaetano Braga. Elle s’est perfectionnée auprès de grands maîtres tels que Philippe Muller et Lluis Claret au Conservatoire Supérieur de Barcelone.
Gwendeline Lumaret s’est produite en France et à l’étranger, dans de nombreuses formations de musique de chambre ou en soliste. Elle joue au sein de l’Orchestre de Chambre Coruscant et a été violoncelliste co-soliste de l’Orchestre Hexagone. Soucieuse de s’ouvrir à de nouvelles esthétiques, elle organise des projets au sein de son association artistique SAFPEM œuvrant à la rencontre de différentes cultures et musiques du monde. Le dernier projet en date résulte d’une collaboration avec le chanteur d’Azerbaïdjian Alim Qaasimov ; il a donné lieu à une série d’enregistrements.
Passionnée d’enseignement, elle obtient un Master de Pédagogie au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris ; elle est titulaire du Certificat d’Aptitude en pédagogie. Elle enseigne actuellement au Conservatoire Gabriel Fauré de Savigny-le-Temple. Elle est titulaire d’un diplôme de direction d’orchestre de la Schola Cantorum de Paris.
SAEED KHAVAR NEJAD
Founder & Vice-President,
Artistic Director of SAFPEM Institute
Composer - Visual Artist
He is an Iranian contemporary artist based in France and Italy since 2009. The artistic activities of him consist of world contemporary music and visual arts (known as SD in the visual arts industry). Saeed is also known as soloist of Persian Kamancheh in the music world.
His academic BA and MA educations relate to interdisciplinary arts consisting of music, movie music and performance of contemporary works, graphics, and design concept in Iran, Italy, and France. He carried out his music composing activities with Jean-Philippe Bec the French pianist, composer, and the well-known student of Gerard Grisey at the national conservator of Rouen in France and ultimately he could receive his composing diploma from Regis Campo the well-known French composer and national art academy deputy of France. Also, he could study audiovisual art composing in MA courses of Rouen University as one of top 5 composers of 2017 by introduction and approval of Philippe Hersant the French composer and the winner of 3 prizes relating to Victoires de la musique. His other masters are Pierre-Albert Castanet, Emmanuelle Bobee, Marie Delcambre, and Cecile Carayol. Additionally, he was educated in some crucial masterclasses as to modern methods of composing with the training of well-known music masters e.g. Paul Mefano, Tierry Hesant, and Regis Campo.
Since 2000, Saeed has been participating in multiple projects of painting and composing in Iran, France, Italy, Spain, America, Canada, Japan, Arab Emirates, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and Croatia. In 2013, with participation of some of his colleagues, he founded the Middle East and Europe Specified Institute of Contemporary Arts (SAFPEM – FMICA Organizers) in France and Canada and since 2016, he has been carrying out activities relating to the executive directorship of Middle East Art and general deputy ship of all branches of the institute in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He actively has cooperation with international organizations such as UNESCO, Azerbaijan cultural delegation in Paris, World Organization of Museums (ICOM), Cultural Department of Middle East Economy Organization (eco-eci), Museum of Iran's Contemporary Arts (TMOCA), National Music Museum of Iran, Crocker Museum in California, Bastogi Museum in Florence, and some other national museums and artistic institutes on the world.
His activities as composer and Kamancheh player have been internationally carrying out in participation with groups, radios, festivals, and orchestras. Some of them are as follows: Symphonic Orchestra of Mulhouse (France), Symphonic Orchestra of Tehran (as one of 50 top composers of Iran's music history in 100 years of this orchestra in participation with Naxos Company), philharmonic Orchestra of Vernon Philhar, Contemporary Music Ensemble of TM+, Contemporary Orchestra of Tehran, France Culture Radio, France Musique Radio, Toscana TV (Italy), Carthage music festival in Tunisia, YSO Tunisian Symphonic Orchestra, and National NHK TV of Japan.
Since 2016, he as composer and music player has participated with Shoayb Shahabi (Iranian Singer) and Master Alim Qasimov (the winner of IMC world prize in 1999, Piccaso Prize of UNESCO and Grammy Prize in 2020) at the multinational project of Seven Beauties in France, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Iran. Due to this acquaintance, he could produce the comprehensive book of Alim Qasimov Life titled Alim Qasimov in Sixty Years. This project was exhibited in National Museum of Iran Music in 2019 with formal support of Cultural Center of Azerbaijan in Paris.
His other activities are participating in several international biennials and winning different competitions presents in field of visual arts, theater music and music composing & orchestration such as: Parallel One Theater competition in Paris and Tokyo, 5th Araguaney International Painting Biennial in Spain, YICCAYoung’s Art biennial in Belgium, 6th Iranian International Painting Biennial, and First Stand of Iranian Teenagers Art for seven times.
As a Art curator, Saeed is invited from three important international platform including the 23rd DigiCon 6 ASIA digital art festival in Japan (from 2021), White Canvas Visual Arts Organization in Asia (from 2021), and for the Video Formes Digital arts festival (2022) in France for presenting Iranian new media arts.
Member of managing board
Over 21 years extensive experience in multidisciplinary Civil Engineering works and have been served in Hydropower & dams consultancy and construction. I have been involved in different aspects of Hydropower Projects with demonstrated skills in feasibility study, preparing tender documents and technical proposal, reviewing design, detailed design and construction supervision. I have gained considerable experience in project management, construction supervision, team leading and chief resident Engineer positions.
My professional experience applied in Geotechnical Engineering is particularly in Earth-Rockfill dams such as (CFRD, AFRD, CCRD,GCRD) in filling zones and foundation, Tunnel, access roads, metro, railway, Canal, Geosynthetic materials, Pilling, Geo-improvement projects, consolidation, water-proofing systems, jet-grouting, cut-off-wall, grouting curtain and soil-cement.
Co-Founder & General Secretary of Institute
Etienne est né en 1987, il débute ses études musicales à l’école de musique de Châteaulin en Finistère et également au conservatoire de Brest en 2002, dans les classes de Cécile Ducreux en Percussion et d’Alice Baudriller-David en Piano. A Brest il suivra également l’enseignement de Joël Guéna en Analyse musicale et en Histoire de la musique. En 2005, après avoir brillamment obtenu son Bac TMD, il intègre la classe de Percussion de Michel Gastaud au conservatoire du 12ème arrondissement à Paris. La même année il est récompensé du Prix Gentiane Robin au conservatoire de Brest. Il obtient en 2009 le DEM de Percussion à l’unanimité avec les félicitations du Jury au CRR de Paris.
A Paris, il fréquente les classes de Daniel Ciampolini (soliste à l’Ensemble inter contemporain ), Laurent Fraîche (Timbalier de l’orchestre de Lille), et Michel Gastaud ( premier percussion solo, second timbalier de l’orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris) . Suite à ce parcours il est récompensé en 2011 d’un premier prix de perfectionnement au CRR de Saint Maur des Fossès.
En 2012, après des études au CEFEDEM de Normandie, Etienne obtient brillamment le Diplôme
d’État de professeur de Percussion.
navid motamen salehi
Economic Programmer & Member of Managing Board in Middle East
sara khavar nejad
Co-Founder and Director of SAFPEM in Toronto - Canada
She also has experiences in office managering and communication services, and also she was a communication sales person in College of Dental Surgeons of Iran.
Director of International Art projects in Asia &
Member of Managing Board of SAFPEM
MSC Business Management (Paris)
BA English Literature (Shanghai International Studies University)
Lili Wan has devoted years of work and studies overseas in France and the US as an independent agent of artists and also organizer of many Chinese European culture exchange activities in Art and Film industry, She contributes her work to independent film making in between China and France.
International Art Manager &
Member of Organization Board in Croatia, Italy and Germany
Monika’s ﬁrst steps in the art world begun at the Institute of Fine Arts in Split-Croatia where she studied Applied Arts. Soon after her graduation, she started working as the main Artistic Manager Assistant of the founder of the Ghetto Art Gallery in Split-Croatia Sonja Barac Rudynski. Ghetto Art Gallery is a non-proﬁt association whose leading idea is that of reconstruction of the Art scene in post-war Croatia. They collaborated for over 4 years on numerous multi-cultural art exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops, poem reading nights, and cabaret shows.
Monika also helped to organize humanitarian concerts which beneﬁted PTSD sufferers in Croatia. She studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence-Italy where she also acquired a master’s degree in Visual Arts. In 2016 she assisted in the opening of the exhibition “La Fine del Mondo” in the Centro dell’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato where she worked with some of the biggest names in the contemporary art scene.
After graduation, she starts working in communication services for a Tuscan company but soon leaves her job to dedicate herself to art and eventually moves to Turin where she starts a master’s degree in Painting, with Massimo Barzagli. In Turin, she started a collaboration with Gianni Fornaresio, a gallerist, and an artist.
In her artistic career, Monika participated in different group exhibitions and did various collaborations with artists from different art ﬁelds like street art, music events, and fashion.
Member of the Managing Board in Europe
She graduated in Cultural Heritage Science at the University of Bari (in Italy), than moved to Turin where she achieved a master degree in Art History. While in Turin Eleonora worked as gallery owner assistant at local contemporary galleries, including Weber&Weber and Studio Fornaresio. She's also been actively involved managing cultural events like art and film Festivals. Currently, she is a literature professor actively following the contemporary art scene.
Member of the Managing Board in Canada-Montréal
Noëlie is graduating from her double-degree in Business and Administration Management at both Paris-Dauphine university and “Université du Québec à Montréal”. She is going to begin her master’s degree next semester in cultural organization management. She has been actively involved in her university’s music association, “l’Oreille de Dauphine”, organizing three music festivals with benefits going to charity. She has been in charge of partnerships and scenography.