Venice Biennale 2005

Afghanistan and Central Asia Pavilions

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)

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Artist Almagul Menlibayeva
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Viktor Vorobyev & Yelena Vorobyeva<br><em>Kazakhstan. Blue period.</em>, 2002-2005<br>Color photographs
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Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev in front of their Installation <i>Transiberian Amazons<i>
<br>Central Asia Pavilion
<br>Venice Biennial, 2005
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Rahim Walizada
<br>Rug Installation
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Jamgerchinova Churek, Central Asia Pavilion Comissioner Director of Kurama Art Gallery, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
<br>Venice Biennial, 2005
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Leeza Ahmady, artist Shaarbek Amankul & Lizzy Maryl
<br>Venice Biennial, 2005
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Leeza Ahmady and Artist Roya Ghiasy
<br>Venice Biennial, 2005
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Leeza Ahmady, & Lida Abdul
<br>Venice Biennale, 2005
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Lida Abdul
<br><em>White House</em>, 2005
<br>Video
<br>Kabul, Afghanistan
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Muratbek Djumaliev & Gulnara Kasmalieva
<br><em>Trans Siberian Amazons</em>, 2004
<br>Video Installation
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Natalia Mali, Leeza Ahmady, & Almagul Menlibayeva
<br>Venice Biennial, 2005
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Rahim Walizada
<br><em>Pile</em>
<br>15 ft 4 in. x 11 ft 6 in.
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Rahim Walizada
<em>Sumak</em>
<br>Rug
<br>6 x 5 ft.
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Maxim Boronilov & Roman Maskalev
<br><em>Paris</em>, 2004
<br>Video
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Rustam Khalfin & Julia Tikhonova
<br><em>Northern Barbarians, Part II, The Love Races</em>, 2000
<br>Still from video
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Rustam Khalfin
<br><em>Sketch</em>, 1990-2000
<br>Ink on paper
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Taiwan Award for Afghanistan Pavilion
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Taiwan Award for Afghanistan Pavilion
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Taiwan Award for Afghanistan Pavilion
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Taiwan Award for Afghanistan Pavilion
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Viktor Vorobayeva & Natalia Mali at opening ceremony Central Asia Pavilion 2005
<br>Venice Biennial, 2005
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Lida Abdul
<br><em>White House</em>, 2005
<br>Video
<br>Kabul, Afghanistan
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Yerbossyn Meldibekov Leeza Ahmady & Rustam Khalfin
<br>Venice Biennial, 2005
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Yerbossyn Meldibekov
<br><em>Pastan 2</em>, 2004
<br>Video
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