Submit your work for review by Visiting Curator: Leeza Ahmady

2015 Visiting Curator Diana Nawi, Big Intimacies: Roberta Massuch and Seneca Weintraut


The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Leeza Ahmady, independent curator and director of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW). Of the applicants, 10 to 25 artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images. One to three of those artists will be selected for an exhibition in CFEVA’s Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery.

The Visiting Curator Program allows CFEVA to showcase the abundance of talented artists from our region to a curator who is not yet familiar with our artist community. CFEVA is proud to create more exposure for the artists we serve and provide beneficial new leads for noteworthy curators. 

Leeza Ahmady is an independent curator and director of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) since 2005, connecting New York and Asia’s leading institutions in citywide exhibitions and public programs with over 2000 artists presented in 8 editions. Since 2014, she has staged significant activities of 200 diverse creative minds from across Asia and beyond in 4 iterations of FIELD MEETING, ACAW’s acclaimed annual forum for arts professionals, through newly conceived performances, lecture-performances and lively discussions; hosted at The Metropolitan Museum, Asia Society, Performa, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Ahmady has also presented numerous exhibitions and programs at such venues as dOCUMENTA (13), ICI-Independent Curators International, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Venice Biennial, and Istanbul Biennial amongst many others.


Application Deadline: April 19, 2017

Exhibition: August-September 2017


Exhibition Location: The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

237 S 18th Street: The Barclay, 3rd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Details and Requirements

To apply please visit Artists will be asked to provide a resume, artist statement, image list and five images. The total application fee is $25 (this includes the fee to use Slideroom). Artists must reside within 150 miles of Philadelphia and must not currently be a student.

For more information please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at (215) 546-7775 x11 or .

March 8
April 19, 2017
Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 South 18th St, Suite 3A
Philadelphia, PA 19147