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Leeza Ahmady is a New York based independent curator and educator born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is recognized for organizing large-scale festivals, exhibitions, artistic collaborations, and experimental forums revolving around contemporary art practices from across all regions of Asia. She is the founder of AhmadyArts and director of New York's curatorial and educational platform Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) since 2006.
Since 2005 -The Taste of Other - Contemporary Art in Central AsiaPresented artists of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan at The Venice Biennial (2005) Istanbul Biennial (2005 & 2007) and Asia Art Archive (2006) Hong Kong. Other related collaborations: The Taste of Others at Apexart (2005); The Paradox of Polarity: Contemporary Art from Central Asia at Bose Pacia (2007); Parable of the Garden: New Media Art from Iran and Central Asia at The College of New Jersey Art Gallery (2008); I Dream of the Stans at Winkleman Gallery, which traveled to MARTE Museo de Arte de El Salvador (2008); Mathaf-Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (2013).
Since 2006 - Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)Ahmady has directed 8 editions of the Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) in partnership with institutions including Asia Society Museum, The Armory Show, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Performa Biennial, Queens Museum, Residency Unlimited, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Ab/Anbar Gallery (Tehran), Lisson Gallery (London), M+ Museum (Hong Kong) Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Alserkal Avenue (Dubai), Chi-Wen Gallery (Taipei), Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong), Galeri Zilberman (Istanbul) Ink Studio (Beijing), MABSOCIETY (Shanghai), Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur) Space Station (Beijing), Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi).
Since 2014 - Field meetingAs Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW)'s signature forum, Field meeting have hosted at Asia Society Museum (2014, 2016 & 2017), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Performa Biennial & Venice Biennial (2015), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2016), SVA MA Curatorial Practice (2017), and Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, UAE (2019).Artists and Art Professionals involved in past editions:
Tom Finkelpearl, Haig Aivazian, Lu Yang, Cao Fei, Heri Dono, Yu Cheng-Ta, Song Dong, Shilpa Gupta, Li Shurui, Reena Kallat, Map Office, Patty Chang, Holland Cotter, Christopher K. Ho, Shuddha Sengupta, Anthony Lee, Lee Mingwei, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Tang Dixin, Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Xyza Cruz Bacani, Shezad Dawood, Erin Gleeson, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Ho Tzu Nyen, Mami Kataoka, Rashid Rana, Jonas Staal, Mithu Sen, Nancy Adajania, Meitha Al Mazrooei, Marwa Arsanios, Nadiah Bamadhaj, Laura Barlow, Tiffany Chung, Simon Fujiwara, Joyce Ho, Hu Weiyi, Taus Makhacheva, Kingsley Ng, Suhanya Raffel, Marat Raiymkulov, Philip Tinari, Hajra Waheed, Adrian Wong, Brian Kuan Wood, Khadim Ali, Stephanie Bailey, Burçak Bingöl, Bingyi, Heman Chong, Nikhil Chopra, Pi Li, Arahmaiani Feisal, Hasanul Isyraf Idris, Ranbir Kaleka, River Lin, Umber Majeed, Bassem Saad & Edwin Nasr, Sam Samiee, Moe Satt, Wong Kit Yi / Ali Wong, Chongbin Zheng
FX Harsono: The Chronicles of Resilience (2016): Presented at Tyler Rollins Fine Art
Arahmaiani: Fertility of the Mind (2014): Performance work survey by Indonesia artist Arahmaianipresented at Tyler Rollins Fine Art
No-Mad-Ness in No Man's Land (2013): Presented at ESLITE Gallery in Taipei. Co-curated with Ombretta Agro Andruff
History of Histories: Afghan Films 1960 – Present (2013): Presented as part of No Country: Regarding South and Southeast Asia exhibition in Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco.
In Residence: Season of Cambodia Festival (2012-2013): Presented in MoMA Museum of Modern Art, The Met Museum, Bronx Museum, BAM, Creative Time, Residency Unlimited, Lower Manhattan Arts Council, Parsons The New School, Columbia University & Independent Curators International.
Dialogues in Contemporary Art (2012 - 2014): Presented at Independent Curators International (ICI) with ARTonAIR.org.
dOCUMENTA 13 (2010 – 2012): Agent/ curatorial team member, Kassel Germany/ Kabul Afghanistan exhibitions and seminars.
Tarjama / Translation: Contemporary Art from Middle East, Central Asia and its Diasporas (2008-2010): Commissioned by ArteEast, held at Queens Museum of Art in (2009), and traveled to Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (2010). Presented artists included Yto Barrada, Emily Jacir, Gülsün Karamustafa, Bouchra Khalili, Farhad Moshiri, Michael Rakowitz, Khalil Rabah, Wael Shawky, Mitra Tabrizian, and Akram Zaatari and many more.
Truly Truthful - Art Asia Fair Miami (2009): Participating artists: Lara Baladi, Huma Bhabha, Jeff Cylkowsk,i Anita Dube, Cao Fei, Chitra Ganesh, Yeondoo Jung, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Li Jikai, Kimsooja, Mami Kosemura, Marya Kazoun, Sopheap Pich, Qiu Zhijie, Jean Shin, Ushio Shinohara, Jakkai Siributr, Sislej Xhafa.
“New Video Art” In Conjunction with: “Afghanistan, Hidden Treasures from the National Museum Kabul” - The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (2008): A selection of video works by Afghan and Afghan-American artists, including Mariam Ghani, Roya Ghiasy, and Rahraw Omarzad.
The Silk Code - Asia Society, Astana, Kazakhstan (2008): Participating artists: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Said Atabekov, Mariam Ghani, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumalieva, Rustam Khalfin, Jamshed Kholikov, Galim Madanov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Moldagul Narymbetov, Saken Narynov, Rahraw Omarzad, Alexander Ugay, Yelena and Viktor Vorobayeva.
I Dream of the Stans - Winkleman Gallery (2008): Presented artists: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Rahraw Omarzad, Almagul Menlibayeva, Jamshed Khalilov, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Said Atabekov, and Julia Tikhonova & Rustam Khalfin. Travelled to Museo de Arte de El Salvador MARTE (2008).
Parable of the Garden: New Media Art from Iran & Central Asia - The College of New Jersey Art Gallery (2008): Featured artists: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Muratbek Djoumaliev & Gulnara Kasmalieva, Shahram Entekhabi, Simin Keramati, Khosro Khosravi, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Rahraw Omarzad, Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan, Karan Reshad, Kolah Studio, Alexander Ugay.
The Paradox of Polarity: Contemporary Art from Central Asia - Bose Pacia (2007): Artists included: Vyaxheslav Akhunov, Said Atabekov, Rustam Khalfin, Shailo Djekshenbayev, Murat Djoumaliev, Ulan Japarov, Gulnara Kasamalieva, Erbossyn Meldubekov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Roman Maskalev, Saken Narynov, Talant Ogobaev, Elena and Victor Vorobaeva, Julia Tikhonova.
Afghanistan and Central Asia Pavilions - The 51st Venice Biennale (2005): Artists in Afghanistan Pavilion: Lida Abdul and Rahim Walidzada. Artists in Central Asian Pavilion: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Said Atabekov, Maxim Bo.... Discover the Julia Tikhonova popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Julia Tikhonova books.