Leeza Ahmady, ACAW Director & Curator

Sonja Ng, Platform Advisor

Shivani Vyas, Platform Manager & Curatorial Assistant

Maryam Ghoreishi, Curatorial Fellow

Sarah Sloan, Curatorial Assistant & Editorial Fellow


Director / Curator’s Bio

Born and raised in Afghanistan, Leeza Ahmady is a New York based independent curator noted for her foundational research concerning art practices in Central Asia. Since 2005, she has directed 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 was an agent for dOCUMENTA(13) exhibitions in Kassel, Germany and Kabul, Afghanistan (2010-2013). She has presented exhibitions and programs at numerous local and international venues including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 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, among many others.