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


Lives and works in New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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", 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

2017

"Converging Voices: Gender and Identity", Emily Lowe Gallery, New York, USA

2016

"Looking at the World Around You. Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums", Santander Art Gallery

"Making Art Dance - Artists Donate Work To Benefit The Armitage Gone! Dance New Works Fund", Mana Contemporary, Jersey City

“Africans in America”, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015

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

"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

2014

"Mauvais Genre", Addict Galerie, Paris, France

"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", The Mmk Frankfurt Museum, Germany

"Slow learner", Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

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

"Cruce de colecciones", CAAM - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

2013

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

"Sculptrices", Villa Datris, Fondation pour la Sculpture Contemporaine, L’Isle-sur-Sorgue, France

"Art & Textiles: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; travelled to Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece

2012

"Prism – Drawing from 1990-2011", The National Museum of Art,Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

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

"The Mediterranean Approach", SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil

"Tea For Nefertiti", Arab Museum of Doha, Qatar, UAE. Travelled to Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

"Elles: SAM – Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists", SAM - Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA


2011

"The Women in Our Life: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition", Cheim & Read, New York, USA

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being", Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2010

"Residua", Maraya Art Center , Sharjah, UAE

"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

"The female gaze. Women look at women", Cheim & Read, New York, USA

"Abstraction by Gallery Artists", Cheim & Read, New York, USA

2008

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

2007

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

“Pricked: Extreme Embroidery”, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

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

"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. 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

"Il Racconto del Filo: Ricamo e cucito nell’arte contemporanea", Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto, Roverto, Italy


2002

"9 Modern Painters. An on-the-page installation by Ghada Amer", Modern Painters

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

"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

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

1995

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

1992

"I Love Paris", Hôpital Ephémère, Paris, France

SPECIAL Projects

2017

Turner Contemporary, Kent, Great Britain

2013

"Hunger", National Museum for African Art, Smithsonian Gardens, Washington DC, USA

2010

Ornellia Wine Labels, (collaboration with Reza Farkhondeh), Whitney Museum, New York, NY, USA

2007

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

2006

"Il Etait une Fois dans un Pays Lointain", Festival des Cultures Francophones 2006: 'Faites vos Jeux!' Rennes, France

"Fear Dress", Whitney Art Party, (collaboration with Francisco Costa and Calvin Klein) New York, NY, USA

2005

"Reign of Terror", Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA, USA

"Yin Yang Garden", 51st Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

2004

"S’il Pleuvait des Larmes", Certosa di Padula, Padula, Italy

2003

"Ciudad Multiple: Six Chinese Proverbs", Arpa Foundation, Panama City, Panama

"Love Grave", Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA

2002

"Peace Garden/Art Project", Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, FL, USA

2001

"Hoy el 70% de los Pobres en el Mundo Son Mujeres (Today 70% of the Poor in the World Are Women)", La Rambla del Raval, Barcelona, Spain

2000

"Women’s Qualities in Leaving the Island", Busan International Contemporary Art Festival 2000, Busan Museum of Art, Korea

1999

"Love Park" in the “Third International Biennial Exhibition: Looking for a Place”, SITE Santa Fe, NM, USA

1998

"Cactus Painting in Mar de Fondo", Teatro Romano de Sagunto, Valencia, Spain

1997

"L'Espace à Effeuiller la Marguerite in Aamitiés et Autres Catastrophes", La Carte du Tendre, Le Crestet Centre d’Art, Vaison-la Romaine, France

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



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