Introduction
Ghada Amer (Arabic: غادة عامر‎, born 1963 in Cairo, Egypt) is a contemporary artist living and working in New York City. She emigrated from Egypt to France at age 11 and was educated in Paris and Nice. Much of her work deals with issues of gender and sexuality. Her most notable body of work involves highly layered embroidered paintings of women's bodies referencing pornographic imagery. She is represented by the Cheim & Read Gallery.
Wikidata
Q288793
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Introduction
Tackling issues of femininity informed by Western and Islamic viewpoints, typical works are canvases covered with meticulously embroidered thread which appear abstract but actually are pornographic images of women; included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.
Nationalities
Egyptian, American, Middle Eastern
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Ghada Amer, Radah ʻAmer, Ghādah ʻĀmir, ראדה עאמר
Ulan
500114567
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