Ghada Amer who says “Every woman should love her body and use it as a tool for seduction” questions the fundamental notions of Western and Eastern cultures; she deals with woman from a feminist perspective based on themes of love, sexuality, and passion. The works by Ghada Amer who works with embroidery on stretched canvas, look like darkly painted block oil leaking down when observed from a distance but fine embroidery reveals itself upon close examination; every small detail supports a message in the whole. Usually defining the women she portrays as emotional and provocative, Ghada Amer glorifies the female form and opposes every system that restricts the woman’s independence over her body.
Ghada Amer’s (b.1963, Cairo) selected exhibitions are: Elles @ centrepompidou, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris (2009); Ghada Amer, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (2012); Rainbow Girls, Cheim and Read, New York (2014); Killer Heels, Brooklyn Museum, New York (2014), and biennials she participated in include the Venice Biennial (1999), Whitney Biennial (2000), Lyon Biennial (2000), and Sydney Biennial (2006). She held numerous exhibitions at the important art centers of the world, and her works are included in the collections Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur; Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi; Birmingham Museum of Art, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Ghada Amer lives and works in New York.