Leeza Ahmady (New York)

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Leeza Ahmady, Initial Thoughts. FIELD MEETING: Thinking Practice, November 11, 2016 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Photo: Renata Carciofolo.


Born and raised in Afghanistan, Leeza Ahmady is a New York based independent curator noted for her foundational work concerning art practices in Central Asia. She directs the educational and curatorial platform Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), which partners with leading institutions in New York and Asia to present significant artists, curators and practitioners in special exhibitions, performances and forums in the United States, Asia and beyond. Ahmady has presented exhibitions and programs at numerous local and international venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, dOCUMENTA (13), MoMA Museum of Modern Art, Independent Curators International, Queens Museum, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Istanbul Biennial, and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art amongst many others.

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