Leeza Ahmady is a curator noted for her work concerning art practices in Central Asia. She directs the educational platforms AhmadyArts and Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), which partner with institutions and events to contextualize artists’ work and build new audiences. Ahmady has presented exhibitions and programs at the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Asia Art Archive, Documenta, Independent Curators International, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Queens Museum of Art, and elsewhere.
Curator Leeza Ahmady introduces and provides background to Jeanno Gaussi’s poignant video and poem Cinema Park (2012), in which the artist documents and reflects on her visit to a favorite old movie theater in Afghanistan. More