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2005 - Present

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Asia Contemporary Art Week

Leeza Ahmady is director of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), an initiative of Asia Contemporary Art Consortium, New York (ACAC) and Asia Society Museum, and has led this renowned citywide event since 2006.

Each ACAW connects leading New York City galleries, museums, biennials, and institutions in a citywide event comprising of public programs and exhibitions. The Week focuses on contextualizing Asia contemporary artists who live and work in their home countries and abroad while highlighting the broad spectrum of artworks they produce. In doing so, ACAW connects audiences to current art practices worldwide.

In 2013, ACAW extended beyond its usual format to encompass the entire spring season March - June. Through this new season-long campaign, ACAW captured and highlighted the exceptional Asia-specific programs going on throughout New York City.

For more information about ACAW and participation information visit: www.acaw.info

Photolog

ACAW 2009
<br>Art Asia Pacific Magazine print advertisement
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<em>Action Painting Street Battle! Ryoga Katsuma vs. Ushio Shinohara</em>, 2009
<br>Poster for performance
<br>Ethan Cohen Fine Art
<br>ACAW 2009
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Akram Zaatari
<br><em>Perfect Timing 1</em>, 2002, 27x20cm
<br>Museum of Modern Art
<br>Modern Mondays Program
<br>ACAW 2008
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Ali Demirel
<br><em>Disconnect</em>, 2004, Video still
<br>Max Protech Gallery
<br>Fast Futures, ACAW Video Exhibition, 2006
<br>ACAW 2006
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Camacho Bea
<br><em>Enclose</em>, 2004, Video
<br>Japan Society
<br>Fast Futures, ACAW Video Exhibition, 2006
<br>ACAW 2006
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Chen Chieh-Jen
<br><em>Lingchi - Echoes of a Historical Photograph</em>, 2002, Video
<br>16 mm transferred to DVD, Black and white
<br>Duration: 21:04
<br>Goedhuis Contemporary
<br>ACAW 2006
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Frank Fu
<br><em>A companionship between the art event and the artist</em>, from <em>I Love Venice and Venice Biennale Loves Me</em> series, 2007
<br>Performance
<br>ACAW 2008
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Gülsün Karamustafa
<br><em>The City of Panther Fashion</em>, 2007, Still from video projection
<br>Duration: 13:00
<br>Queens Museum of Art
<br>ACAW 2009
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Jakkai Siributr
<br><em>Lucky Ware</em>, 2008
<br>Rubin Museum of Art/Tyler Rollins Fine Art
<br>ACAW 2009
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Kuang-Yu Tsui
<br><em>The Shortcut to the Systematic Life - City Spirit (London)</em>, 2005, Video still
<br>Tilton Gallery
<br>Fast Futures, ACAW Video Exhibition, 2006
<br>ACAW 2006
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Lin Yilin
<br><em>Forever Happy Building</em>, 2000
<br>China Institute
<br>ACAW 2008
<br>Courtesy of the artist and China Institute.
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Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev
<br><em>Racing</em>, 2006, Video
<br>Museum of Modern Art
<br>Modern Mondays Program
<br>ACAW 2009
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ACAW 2009
<br>Invitation card
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Qiu Zhijie
<br><em>Falling City</em>, 2009
<br>China Institute
<br>ACAW 2009
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Rahim Walizada
<br><em>Sumak</em>
<br>Carpet, 6 x 5 ft.
<br>Chuk Palu Gallery
<br>ACAW 2006
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Vandy Rattana<br>
<em>Kompong Thom</em>, 2009<br> 
Digital C-Print. 90 x 111 cm. Courtesy of the artist.<br>
Exhibition: Vandy Rattana: Bomb Ponds<br>
Asia Society Museum<br> 
ACAW 2013
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Yang Fudong
<br><em>Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest, Chapter 1</em>, 2003, Video still
<br>Ethan Cohen Fine Art
<br>ACAW 2006
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Zarina, <em>Dividing Line</em>. 2001<br>
Woodcut printed on handmade paper, image: 40.6 x 33 cm.<br>
Photo: Courtesy Robert Wedemeyer & Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum<br>
Exhibition: Zarina: Paper Like Skin<br>
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum<br>
ACAW 2013<br>
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<center>ACAW 2006
<br>Fast Futures: Asian Video Art
<br>Blow card</center>
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<center>Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian in conversation with Melissa Chiu.<br> 
ACAW Signature Event at Asia Society<br>
ACAW 2011 
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<center>Mariam Ghani<br>
<em>A Brief History of Collapses</em>, 2011<br>
Dialogue: Modern Mondays: An Evening with Mariam Ghani<br>
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)<br>
ACAW 2011
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<center><em>Rashid Rana, Aar Paar</em>, 2000-2004<br>
Collaborative project by Shilpa Gupta and Huma Mulji in Karachi<br>
Dialogue: Rashid Rana and Pooja Sood<br>
Sotheby's<br>
ACAW 2011 
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