Ghada Amer

Biography

1963

Born in Cairo, Egypt

1986

BFA in Painting, Villa Arson E.P.I.A.R., Nice, France

1987

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1989

MFA in Painting, Villa Arson E.P.I.A.R., Nice, France

1991

Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques, Paris, France

1999

Received the UNESCO prize, Venice Biennial, Italy

2017

Artist in Residency at Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

Honoured by African Art Award of The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C., USA

2018

Artist in Residency at Cerámica Suro, Guadalajara, Mexico

Lives and works in New York City

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020

"Hoy el 70% de los pobres en el mundo son mujeres", MAZ Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

2018

"Ceramics, Knots, Thoughts, Scraps", Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, USA

"Dark Continent", Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours, France

"Ghada Amer", Cheim & Read, New York City, New York, USA

"Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh / Love Is a Difficult Blue", Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2017

"Déesse Terre", Jane Hartsooka Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, USA

2016

"Ghada Amer", KEWENIG, Berlin

2015

"Ghada Amer: Earth. Love. Fire", Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai

2014

"Ghada Amer: Rainbow Girls", Cheim & Read, New York, USA

2013

"Ghada Amer: Référence à Elle", Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012

"The Other I", Tina Kim Gallery, New York, NY, USA

"Ghada Amer", Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2011

"100 Words of Love", Cheim & Read, New York, USA

"No Romance", Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010

"Color Misbehavior", Cheim & Read, New York, USA

2009

"Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: Roses Off Limits", Pace Prints, New York, NY, USA

2008

"Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: Collaborative Drawings", Tina Kim Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA

"Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: A New Collaboration on Paper", Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

"Love Has No End", Elisabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA

2007

"Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh", Collaborative Drawings, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

"Another Spring", Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

"Le Salon Courbé", Francesca Minini Gallery, Milan, Italy

"Ghada Amer", Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, MACRO, Rome, Italy

2006

"Breathe Into Me", Gagosian Gallery, New York (Chelsea), NY, USA

2004

"Ghada Amer", Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

"Ghada Amer", Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

2003

"Ghada Amer", Forefront 45, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA

"Ghada Amer", Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

2002

"Ghada Amer", Gagosian Gallery, London, England

"Ghada Amer", De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2001

"Encyclopedia of Pleasure", Deitch Projects, New York, NY, USA

"Reading Between the Threads", Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway, Traveled to: Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany and Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden

2000

"Ghada Amer Drawings", Anadil Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

"Intimate Confessions", Deitch Projects, New York, NY, USA. Traveled: to Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel and Kunst-werke, Berlin, Germany

"Ghada Amer: Encyclopedia of Pleasure", Centre Culturel Contemporain, Tours, France

"Ghada Amer", Centre Culturel Contemporain (C.C.C.), Tours, France

1999

"Ghada Amer", Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain

1998

"Ghada Amer", Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1997

"Ghada Amer", Espace Karim Francis, Cairo, Egypt

1996

"Ghada Amer", Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1994

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

1993

"Ghada Amer", Galerie Météo, Paris, France

1992

"Ghada Amer", Hôpital Ephémère, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

"An Instant before the World", Rabat Biennale, Rabat, Morocco

2018

"All Things Being Equal", Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Cape Town, South Africa

"Le Grand monnayage: 8e biennale internationale d’art contemporain de Melle", curated by Frédéric Legros and Chloé Hipeau-Diskos, Biennale de Melle, Melle, France

"Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century", Frist Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

"Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection", Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA

"Ways of Seeing", New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

"Dread & Delight: Farytales in an anxious World, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

"Une Nouvelle humanité", curated by Simon Njami, 13th Biennale of Dakar, Dak’art, Dakar, Senegal

"Breaking the Mold: Investigating Gender at the Speed Art Museum", Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

"Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition", organized by guest curator Elizabeth Rooklidge, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, USA

2017

"Visionary Viewpoints of Africa's Arts", Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C., USA

"Eternal Light: Something Old, Something New", curated by Nadine A. Ghaffar, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

"In Rebellion: Female Narratives in the Arab World", curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain

"Ways of Seeing", curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, ARTER – Space for Art, Istanbul, Turkey

"Entangled: Threads & Making", curated by Karen Wright, Turner Contemporary, London, England

"Third Space / Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art", Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

2016

"The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men", Cheim & Read, New York City, New York, USA

2015

"You Love Me You Love Me Not", Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal

"Le fil rouge", Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich in collaboration with Espace Louis Vuitton Paris and Tokio

"The Worlds Turned Upside Down. Contemporary art and folk cultures", MONS 2015 European Capital of Culture, Brussels

2014

"Draw: Mapping Madness", curated by Thomas Vu and Yuan Zuo, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China

"Killer Heels", Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA

"Songs of Loss and Songs of Love", Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea

"The Divine Comedy", MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

"Seeing through light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection", Minaret Al Saadiyat Culture Centre, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2013

"Earth Matters", National Museum for African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA

2012

"Le Corps Découvert", Institut du monde arabe, Paris, France

2010

"Told, Untold, Retold", The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, UAE

2009

"Against exclusion", 3rd Moscow Biennial, Garage Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

"Elles @ centrepompidou", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France

2008

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

2007

"Check Lists Luanda Pop", African Pavillon, Arsenale, La Biennale di Venezia 52, Venice, Italy

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

"An indigestible Dessert", Francesca Minini, (collaboration with Reza Farkhondeh) Milan, Italy

2006

"Without Boundary", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

"Zones of Contact", Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2005

"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

2004

"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

2003

"Inscribing Meanings: African Arts of Communication", National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C., USA

"Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora", Museum of African Art, Long Island City, NY, USA. Traveled to: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, MI, USA; City Art Center, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, USA

2001

"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

2000

"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", Gwangju Biennial 2000, Gwangju, Korea

"Partage d’Exotismes", 5th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France

1999

"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

1998

"Loose Threads", Serpentine Gallery, London, UK "Echolot", Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

"L’Envers du Décor", Dimensions Décoratives dans l’Art du XXème Siècle, Musée d’Art Moderne Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

1997

"Vraiment Féminisme et Art" , Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

"Alternating Currents", 2nd Johannesburg Biennial, Johannesburg, South Africa

1996

"Miniatures", Espace Karim Francis, Cairo, Egypt

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

1995

Pittura/Immedia, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

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

Selected Collections

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

Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

Museum Kunstpalast, Duesseldorf, 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

Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

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