GHADA AMER

“Rainbow Lulu”, 2018, acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, copyright Ghada Amer

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Ghada Amer was born in Cairo (Egypt) in 1963. In 1974, her parents relocated to France where she began her artistic training ten years later at Villa Arson, Nice, France. She currently lives and works between New York and Paris and has exhibited among others at the Venice Biennale, the Sydney Biennale, the Whitney Biennale, and the Brooklyn Museum.

“I believe that all women should like their bodies and use them as tools of seduction,” Amer stated; and in her well-known erotic embroideries, she at once rejects oppressive laws set in place to govern women’s attitudes toward their bodies. By depicting explicit sexual acts with the delicacy of needle and thread, their significance assumes a tenderness that simple objectification ignores.

Ghada Amer’s work addresses first and foremost the ambiguous, transitory nature of the paradox that arises when searching for concrete definitions of east and west, feminine and masculine, art and craft. Through her paintings, sculptures and public garden projects, Amer takes traditional notions of cultural identity, abstraction, and religious fundamentalism and turns them on their heads.

Source: https://www.ghadaamer.com/

Photos has been taken from the artist’s website and are covered by copyright

“Hend”, 2017, acrylic, embroidery and gel medium, copyright Ghada Amer
“A Summer in India”, 2017, acrylic, embroidery and medium gel, copyright Ghada Amer
“Sisters”, 2017 acrylic, embroideryand  gel medium, copyright Ghada Amer
“You Are a Lady”, 2015, acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 72”X64”, copyright Ghada Amer
“Who Killed Les Demoiselles D’Avignon”, 2010, acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 72”X64”, copyright Ghada Amer
“Test 8”, 2013, acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 20”X20”, copyright Ghada Amer
 
The Fortune Teller”, 2008, acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 50”X60”, copyright Ghada Amer
 
 
“Sindy in Pink-RFGA”, 2015, acrylic, embroidery and gel mediun on canvas, 36”X42”, copyright Ghada Amer
“Portrait of Girl on White”,RFGA, 2014, acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 42”X36”,copyright Ghada Amer

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