Ghada Amer

American artist Ghada Amer, born in 1963 in Egypt, lives and works in New York City. Amer has made a name for herself with multi-layered embroidered depictions of female sexuality on canvas. Closely linked to an aesthetic language reminiscent of specific crafts traditionally associated with women, her works question established power structures and gender stereotypes. In many of her works, Amer makes use of writing, mostly extracted from texts by feminist activists. This also includes the obliteration of women from Western art history. Having experienced an art world dominated by white men ever since her MFA studies, painting and creating her own pictorial language has become an act of rebellion.


Parker's Diptych
Lady In Purple-RFGA
Rainbow Lulu
Earthy Kiss
The Black Sculpture
Mi Mexicana
Portrait en Vert avec Tâche Orange
The Fountain
Mexican Thought with Yellow
Desert Road with a Red Line
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