Ghada Amer

Ghada Amer (1963. Cairo, Egypt) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work primarily addresses the ambiguous and transitory nature of the paradox that arises when seeking 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 to invert them and advocate for an ethical positioning in keeping with our times. 

Amer's work can be found in public collections around the world, including the Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk.VA; the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; the Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi; the Samsung Museum, Seoul, among others. 

Between invitations to prestigious group exhibitions and biennials, such as the Whitney Biennial in 2000 and the Venice Biennials in 1999 (where she won the UNESCO prize) 2005 and 2007, she was offered a mid-career retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York in 2008. And a larger and more extensive one at three major museums in Marseille (France) in December 2022.  

She lives and works in New York.

Works

  • 100 Words of Love

    Ghada Amer

    "100 Words of Love"

    2010

    170 x 182 x 170 cm

    Resina epoxy y acrílico

  • Thought #14 on a Pearled Base

    Ghada Amer

    "Thought #14 on a Pearled Base"

    2017

    20 x 8 x 9 cm

    Cerámica esmaltada

  • Mexican thoughts #12

    Ghada Amer

    "Mexican thoughts #12"

    2019

    23 x 10 x 8 cm

    Cerámica

  • Portrait en Vert avec Tâche Orange

    Ghada Amer

    "Portrait en Vert avec Tâche Orange"

    2014

    25 x 21 x 20 cm

    Cerámica

  • Thought #6 with a Blue Base and a Clown

    Ghada Amer

    "Thought #6 with a Blue Base and a Clown"

    2017

    26 x 6 x 6 cm

    Cerámica esmaltada

  • Mexican Thoughts #4

    Ghada Amer

    "Mexican Thoughts #4"

    2019

    22 x 7 x 7 cm

    Cerámica

  • Pensamiento Mexicano #10

    Ghada Amer

    "Pensamiento Mexicano #10"

    2019

    28 x 15 x 15 cm

    Cerámica

  • Earthy Kiss

    Ghada Amer

    "Earthy Kiss"

    2015

    50 x 22 x 25 cm

    Cerámica

  • Mi Mexicana

    Ghada Amer

    "Mi Mexicana"

    2018

    46 x 31 x 0 cm

    Cerámica esmaltada

  • Paradise in black

    Ghada Amer

    "Paradise in black"

    2015

    50 x 53 x 68 cm

    Cerámica

  • Girl in red landscape

    Ghada Amer

    "Girl in red landscape"

    2014

    64 x 58 x 2 cm

    Cerámica de loza con incrustaciones de porcelana y engobe de color

  • Raise your voice

    Ghada Amer

    "Raise your voice"

    2023

    124 x 120 cm

    Bordado sobre lienzo

  • Situation of injustice

    Ghada Amer

    "Situation of injustice"

    2023

    111 x 114 cm

    Bordado sobre lienzo

Biography

Ghada Amer

Latest exhibitions

2023
         QR Codes Revisited – London, Goodman Gallery, London, UK (Nov 15 – Dec 22, 2023)
         QR Codes Revisited – New York Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, New York, USA ( Oct 26 – Dec 22, 2023)
         Paravent Girls, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, New York, USA (Oct 26 – Dec 9, 2023)
2022
         Paravent Girls, Tina Kim Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (Aug 30 – Sept 15, 2022)
         My Body, My Choice, Goodman Gallery, London, UK (May 4 – 31, 2022)
         Ghada Amer – A Retrospective, MUCEM – FRAC – La Vieille Charité, Marseille,France (Dec 2, 2022 – Apr 16, 2023)
2021
New York, NY – Marianne Boesky Gallery – Ghada Amer – September 9 – October 23, 2021
2020

Zapopan, Mexico – Museo de Arte Zapopan – Hoy el 70% de los pobres en el mundo son mujeres – February 1 – May 31, 2020

Berlin, Germany; Palma, Spain – Kewenig – The Women I Know – November 21, 2020 – February 6, 2021

London, UK – Goodman Gallery – In Black and White – December 2 – January 9, 2021

2018

Tours, France – Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré – Dark Continent – June 2 – November 4, 2018

Dallas, Texas – Dallas Contemporary – Ceramics, Knots, Thoughts, Scraps – September 30 – December 17, 2018

New York, NY – Cheim & Read – Ghada Amer – April 5 – May 5, 2018

Cape Town, South Africa – Goodman Gallery – Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh/Love Is a Difficult Blue – January 18 – March 3, 2018

2017
New York, NY – Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery – Ghada Amer: Déesse Terre – June 4 – July 5, 2017
2016
Berlin, Germany – Kewenig – Ghada Amer – April 29 – July 30, 2016
2014
New York, NY – Cheim & Read – Rainbow Girls – April 3 – May 10, 2014
2013
Seoul, South Korea – Kukje Gallery – Référence à Elle – May 17 – June 30, 2013

Exhibitions - Ghada Amer