Ghada Amer


Gallery News for Ghada Amer

Ghada Amer features on new contemporary art triennial in New York

Amer is one of 66 contemporary artists included in Uptown, a new triennial of contemporary art organised by Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York (2 June – 20 August). The triennial showcases works by artists living or working in the Upper Manhattan area.

Tabita Rezaire and Ghada Amer on Constitution Hill show

Rezaire and Amer are included on !Kauru Contemporary African Art’s group exhibition, Being Her(e): Meditations on African Femininities (10 May – 9 June), in conjunction with the Department of Arts and Culture and Constitution Hill. Curated by Refilwe Nkomo and Thato Mogotsi, the exhibition examines the historical and contemporary understandings of what it means to be a female body in contemporary Africa.

Ghada Amer holds solo ceramics show

Amer’s solo exhibition of ceramics, Déesse Terre, is at the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery (6 April – 7 May). The exhibition continues Amer’s connection with material and her desire to become physically invested in mediums and processes linked to the politics of domesticity and femininity.

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: The Gardens Next Door

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh will exhibit together in The Gardens Next Door, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon (9/16 – 11/6/10).The collaborative drawings of Amer and Farkhondeh continue to display the female figures that Amer sought out from the stylistic fantasy world of pornography. But now they are seductively bonded to Farkhondeh’s inner landscapes also fraught with erotic stirrings.

The sensual poses of the figures commanding the scene seduce the viewer into taking part in their intimacy, as they caress and arouse each other, unabashed and unrestrained. Yet equally provocative and sensual are the sexually-charged colors that surround these women imbued with femininity.

The Gardens Next Door is a stage in an ongoing search for beauty that stands in stark contrast to the personal reflections they convey with regard to multicultural constructs of gender and sexuality and the human condition. Everything has been rendered with a purpose and acts as a means of communicating an idea. Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh tell us something – something that goes beyond rhetoric and the spoken word.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Ghada Amer, Reza Farkhondeh & Collaborative Work / No Romance

    Group exhibitions

    In Context: Africans in America (at Goodman Gallery and Johannesburg Art Gallery)

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Speaking Back | Curated by Natasha Becker / 2015

    Eat Me / 2011

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

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    Ghada Amer at Villa Datris

    Work by Ghada Amer features on the exhibition Sculptrices at Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-Sorgue, France. The exhibition invites visitors to discover the world of sculpture by women artists and includes 60 artists, with more than 80 works, including twenty installed in the sculpture garden of the Villa Datris. The exhibition runs from 28 April to 11 November 2013.

    In Context / The Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 20 May 2010

    A nose and a box to draw art lovers by Ufrieda Ho (3.3 MB)