Venice Biennale 2005

Ahmady acted as a curatorial advisor to the commissioners of the first official Afghanistan and Central Asia Pavilions at the Venice Biennale. The Central Asia Pavilion, Art from Central Asia: A Contemporary Archive was commissioned by Kurama Art Gallery and curated by Viktor Misiano. As a result of these two critically acclaimed pavilions all of the artists featured have become extraordinarily visible in the international art scene.

Artists in Afghanistan Pavilion: Lida Abdul and Rahim Walidzada

Artists in Central Asian Pavilion: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Said Atabekov, Maxim Boronilov, Muratbek Djumaliev, Gulnara Kasmalieva, Rustam Khalfin, Sergey Maslov, Roman Maskalev, Almagul Menlibayeva, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Alexander Nikolaev, Julia Tikhonova, Sergey Tychina, Yelena Vorobyeva, Viktor Vorobyev. Performance and art events video archives compiled by: Valeria Ibraeva and Roman Arefiev (Almaty, Kazakhstan) Ulan Japarov, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) Vyacheslav Akhunov and Alexander Nikolaev (Uzbekistan) plus Issyk-Kul Art Symposia. 2001-2002. Film by Shaarbek Amankul, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Central Asia Pavilion / Afghanistan Pavilion / People