Ghada Amer Selected Biography
Born in 1963, Cairo, Egypt
Lives and works in New York

MFA in Painting, Villa Arson, Nice, France.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Love is a Difficult Blue: Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 
Ghada Amer, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Dark Continent, CCC OD, Tours, France
Cactus Painting, CCC OD, Tours, France
Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, USA     

Ghada Amer, Kewenig, Berlin

Ghada Amer: Earth. Love. Fire, Dubai

Rainbow Girls, Cheim & Read, New York

Référence à Elle, Kukje Gallery, Seoul Korea

Ghada Amer, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal
The Other I, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Tina Kim Gallery, New York

100 Words of Love, Cheim & Read, New York, NY, USA.
No Romance: Ghada Amer, Reza Farkhondeh and Collaborative Work, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg,

The Gardens Next Door: Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon
Color Misbehavior, Cheim & Read, New York

Failing Shahrazad, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
Roses Off Limits: Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Pace Prints Chelsea, New York

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: Collaborative Drawings, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, NY,  USA.
Ghada Amer – Reza Farkhondeh: A New Collaboration on Paper, Singapore Tyler Institute, Singapore
Love Has No End, Elisabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Collaborative Drawings, Kukje Gallery, Seoul traveled to Tina Kim Gallery, New York
Ghada Amer, Another Spring, Kukje Gallery, Seoul,  
Ghada Amer, curated by D. Eccher, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
An Indigestible Dessert: Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Francesca Minini Gallery, Milan
Le Salon Courbé, Francesca Minini, Milan

Ghada Amer, Breathe Into Me, Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea, New York 
Ghada Amer: Paintings & RFGA Drawings (curated by J. Poodt), The Stedlijk Museum, 'S-Hertogenbosch

Ghada Amer, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
Ghada Amer, curated by Teresa Millet, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia

Forefront 45: Ghada Amer, curated by L.D. Freiman, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
 Ghada Amer, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia

Ghada Amer, Gagosian Gallery, London        
Ghada Amer, curated by S. Bos, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam
Works by Ghada Amer, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California 

Encyclopedia of Pleasure, Deitch Projects, New York
Reading Between the Threads, curated by Selene Wendt, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo traveled to Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, ; Bildmuseet, University of Umeå, Umeå
Ghada Amer: Pleasure, curated by Valerie Cassel, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas

Ghada Amer, curated by A.J. Laferrière, Centre Culturel Contemporain, Tours
Ghada Amer Drawings, Anadil Gallery, Jerusalem 
Intimate Confessions, Deitch Projects, New York ; traveled to Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Kunst-Werke, Berlin

Ghada Amer, curated by Margarita Aizpuru, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville

Ghada Amer, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

Ghada Amer, Espace Karim Francis, Cairo

Ghada Amer, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

Ghada Amer, Centre Jules Verne, Brétigny-sur-Orge

Ghada Amer, Galerie Météo, Paris

Ghada Amer, Hôpital Ephémère, Paris

Selected Group Exhibitions
Entangled: Threads and Making, Turner Contemporary art museum, England

In Context: Africans in America, Goodman Gallery and Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Looking at the World Around You, Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums, Santander Art Gallery, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, 
Making Art Dance - Artists Donate Work To Benefit The Armitage Gone! Dance New Works Fund, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City

Le fil rouge, Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich in collaboration with Espace Louis Vuitton Paris and Tokyo
Ghada Amer, Trisha Baga, Robin Cameron, Joanne Greenbaum, Pam Lins, Alice Makler, David Salle, Artist-in-Residency, The Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York 
The Worlds Turned Upside Down. Contemporary art and folk cultures, MONS 2015 European Capital of Culture, Brussels             

The Divine Comedy, curated by Simon Njami, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main ; traveled to Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia; Smithsonian National Museum for African Art, Washington DC 
Seeing Through The Light, selection from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi 
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; traveled to Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque ; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs (9/4/2015 – 1/3/2016); Currier Museum, Manchester 
Songs of Loss and Songs of Love, Oum Kalthoum and Lee Nan-Young, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Gwangju Museum of Art. Gwangju, South Korea

4.Biennial of Thessaloniki, Greece. Chief Curator, Adelina von Furstenberg.
Sculptures, Villa Datris, Fondation Pour La Sculpture Contemporaine– L’Isle sur la Sorgue
Earth Matters, National Museum for African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Tea For Nefertiti, Arab Museum of Doha, Doha, Qatar, UAE. Travelled to: Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
Prism – Drawing from 1990-2011, The National Museum of Art,Architecture and Design, Oslo
Le Corps Découvert, Institut du monde arabe, Paris
The Mediterranean Approach, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo

The Women in Our Life: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition, Cheim & Read, New York
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

Residua, Maraya Art Center , Sharjah, UAE.
Told, Untold, Retold, The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, UAE.

Against exclusion, 3rd Moscow Biennial, Garage Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
Elles @ centrepompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

Prospects 1, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York. Traveled to Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA.

Without Boundary, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA.
Zones of Contact, Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Centre of Gravity , Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey.
Here Comes the Sun, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Sweden.
Always a Little Further, 51st International Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy.

Africa Remix Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany. Traveled to Hayward Gallery, London, England; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan and Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden.
Hommage à Georges Pompidou: Parcours dans les Collections du Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou,Paris, France.

Harem Fantasies and the New Scheherazades, Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona,Barcelona, Spain.
Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, Museum of African Art, Long Island City, NY, USA. Travelled to: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, MI, USA; City Art Center, Edimbourough, Scothland, UK; Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Il Racconto del Filo: Ricamo e cucito nell’arte contemporanea, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto, Roverto, Italy.

The Short Century, Museum Village Stuck, Munich, Germany. Traveled to Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA and PS1 Long Island City, New York, NY

Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, USA.
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA.
Man and Space, Kwangju Biennial 2000, Kwangju, Korea.
Partage d’Exotismes, 5th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France.

APERTO Over All, 48th International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
Looking for a Place, Third International Site Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM, USA.

Echolot , Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
L’Envers du Décor, Dimensions Décoratives dans l’Art du XXème Siècle, Musée d’Art Moderne  LilleMétropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.

Vraiment Féminisme et Art , Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble,  Grenoble, France.
Alternating Currents, 2nd Johannesburg Biennial, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Sense of Order, Moderne Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Orient/ation, The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World, 4th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.

I Love Paris, Hôpital Ephémère, Paris, France.

Public Collections
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL.
Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI.
Fond National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC) Paris,France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Auvergne,France.
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.
Hood Art Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
LaM Museum, Lille Métropole Musée d’Art Moderne,d’Art Contemporain et d’Art Brut
Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany.
Neuberger Berman Art Collection, New York, NY.
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Samsung Museum, Seoul, South Korea.
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


Collaborative Drawings
Dec 15, 2007 - Jan 13, 2008

Another Spring
Dec 15, 2007 - Jan 13, 2008

Sue Williams,Ghada Amer,Shirazeh Houshiary
Mar 17, 2004 - Apr 23, 2004


Malaysian Winter RFGA
Embroidery, acrylic and gel medium on canvas
102 * 132 inches
259.1 * 335.3 cm

Sleeping with orange tree branches #7
Lithograph and silkscreen on pigment stained STPI handmade cotton paper
101.6 x 127.6 cm

Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh
Fin d’Et? - RFGA
Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas
122 x 127 cm

Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh
The Love Warrior
Pencil, watercolor and embroidery
131.1 x 80.6 cm

Ghada Amer
The Blue Bra Girls
casted, polished, stainless steel
72 x 62 x 54 inches
182.9 x 157.5 x 137.2cm

Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, and courtesy Kukje Gallery

Ghada Amer
Baiser #1
Gold plated bronze
22 1/2 x 16 x 20 inches
57.2 x 40.6 x 50.8 cm

Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, and courtesy Kukje Gallery

Ghada Amer
The Words I Love the Most
bronze with black patina
60 x 60 x 60 inches
152.8 x 152.8 x 152.8 cm

Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, and courtesy Kukje Gallery

Ghada Amer
The Heart
Painted stainless steel
33 3/4 x 42 1/4 x 33 inches
85.7 x 107.3 x 83.8 cm

Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, and courtesy Kukje Gallery

Ghada Amer
Acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas
65 x 78 inches
165.1 x 198.1cm

Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, and courtesy Kukje Gallery


Ghada Amer

Collaborative Drawings

Another Spring