Founder, Artur Trawinski


Artur Trawinski is the founder of the European ArtEast Foundation. Polish, he has supported arts for over a decade as collectors and philanthropists. Member of the International Circle acquisition committee at Centre Pompidou. Artur oversees all activities of the foundation. He lives between Poland and France.

As a collector, Artur has supported both emerging and established artists. He has a particular interest in abstract expressionism from the 1960's and its correspondents in Poland. Artur is the Founder of global cosmetics and perfume company FM World, a leader in multi-level marketing. First established in Wrocław in 2004, the company quickly expanded globally and now operates across 93 countries. Today under Artur’s leadership, the company works with over a million international business partners.




Born in Romania and now based in Amsterdam, Maria is a curator and advisor. In 2017, she co-curated Effigies of Life, A Tribute to Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930 – 2017) in Wroclaw. She was director of the Sindan Cultural Centre Cluj (1999 – 2003) and a curator at the Art Museum of Cluj (1994 – 1999). She has played a significant role in exhibiting Romanian artists globally, and co-curated Performing History, the Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2011). Working with German performance artist Ulay, she has curated and produced several exhibitions about his work and published Ulay’s first monograph Whispers: Ulay on Ulay, with Valiz Foundation Amsterdam. Currently, she runs MB Art Agency, a platform for curatorial and art advisory projects. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, a member of Tate’s Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisition Committee (REEAC) and a trustee of Beelden aan Zee Museum.


Executive director, Jonathan Tybel


Jonathan runs the Foundation’s programme alongside working on operations. Half-Polish, half-German, he grew up in Iceland and is now based between London and LA. He is the co-founder of production company Meyers Media Group and has worked extensively across film, broadcast and media. He graduated from the University of Arts London with studies at Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication.