Born and raised in Afghanistan and based in New York, Leeza Ahmady is noted for curating large-scale multidisciplinary exhibitions, artistic collaborations, and experimental educational forums. Since 2005, she has directed Asia Contemporary Art Forum (ACAF) aka Asia Contemporary Art Week — a curatorial and educational platform through which she brings together leading US and Asia-based institutions and galleries to present cutting-edge exhibitions and dialogues with over 3000 presented artists. In 2014, Ahmady launched FIELD MEETING art forum, critically acclaimed for staging newly commissioned performances, lecture-performances, and pop-up projects by over 250 artists, curators, and other creative minds in 6 iterations at notable New York venues. Ahmady was a member of the Agents / Curatorial Team for the prestigious international exhibition DOCUMENTA (13) (2010-2012) and has presented numerous exhibitions and public programs at other local and international institutions including Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, MoMA, Art Basel, and many others. She has contributed texts to publications such as Flash Art, ArtAsiaPacific, Ocula, Ibraaz, Creative Time Reports, Manifesta Journal, and more.