Leyla Fakhr works as an independent curator and producer. She is the founder of Art Square Projects, an agency that develops contemporary art projects with special focus on Public Art. She recently produced 'Monir', a documentary directed by Bahman Kiarostami on life and work on the artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Previously, she worked at Tate, London (2007-2015) where she contributed to the acquisitions and exhibitions of British art as well as art from the Middle East and
North Africa. She was the recipient for the Abraaj Capital Art Prize with the artist Nazgol Ansarinia (2009) and awarded the International Curators Invitational from Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris (2006).