Born in Afghanistan and based in New York, Leeza Ahmady is an independent curator, the Director of Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), and dOCUMENTA(13) Agent. Ahmady has traveled widely in Central Asia, presenting the largely unknown artists of the region in international art forums such as the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, and Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. She directs Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), an annual event initiated by the Asia Society, New York, comprising a series of special exhibitions, lectures, and performances at leading city museums and galleries. Ahmadys efforts in complicating categorical notions about Asia have resulted in an expanded list of participating artists, and a broad consortium of venues that support the initiative, such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.
Svay Sareth, Mon Boulet, 2011, metal, 200 cm sphere, courtesy of the artist and SA SA BASSAC Dialogues in Contemporary Art: Take 5, with Erin Gleeson and Leeza Ahmady Tuesday, May 14, 2013 78:30pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 Leeza Ahmady and Erin Gleeson, co-curators of the Season of […]read more »
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 78:30 pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 Dialogues in Contemporary Art: Take 4 In Collaboration with AhmadyArts Dialogues in Contemporary Art: Take 4 brings writer, art historian and sometimes curator Murtaza Vali in conversation with DCA host, independent curator Leeza Ahmady to discuss perspectives on […]read more »
John Menick, Starring Sigmund Freud, 2012, video, 28 min, 16:9. Courtesy of the artist Tuesday, October 16, 2012 78:30 pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 Dialogues in Contemporary Art: Take 3 In Collaboration with AhmadyArts Independent curator Leeza Ahmady brings together artists John Menick and Yusuf Misdaq in what […]read more »
Mariam & Ashraf Ghani Afghanistan: A Lexicon Prints from dOCUMENTA(13) “100 Notes – 100 Thoughts” In collaboration with AhmadyArts With Independent Curators International (ICI) and ARTonAIR.org, independent curator Leeza Ahmady conducts interviews with artists, curators, critics and experts working across the broad field of contemporary art. The program will address the role of artists, curators […]read more »