Atiya Amjad is the Founder-Director of Daira Centre for Arts and Culture which she established in 2001. She is an art writer and curator, and has been contributing art columns since 1993. She has written exhibition catalogues for innumerable artists. In 1998, she was invited by the Alliance Française de Hyderabad to curate shows and promote Indo-French cultural relationship in Hyderabad. She also worked with the renowned painter, MF Husain at the Cinema Ghar, Hyderabad. Her vision for art received further curing when she worked at the Palo Alto Museum of Art, San Francisco, USA.