Ghada Amer


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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.

Various artists at the Smithsonian African Art Museum

Works by Ghada Amer, Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Mikhael Subotzky, Clive van den Berg, Diane Victor featured on Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa at the National Museum for African Art at Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA. This was the first major exhibition and scholarly endeavor to comprehensively examine the rich relationship between African artists and the land upon which they live, work, and frame their days.

Ghada Amer and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin in Qatar

Ghada Amer and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin are exhibiting work on Tea with Nefertiti The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum and the Public at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar. The exhibition explores how an artwork can acquire numerous meanings and functions that can embody a number of diverse narratives. It departs from an excavation of the contested histories by which Egyptian collections have been amassed in international museums from the 19th century onwards. The exhibition runs from 17 November 2012 – 31 March 2013.

In Context at Iziko National Gallery

In Context was originally conceived by the Goodman Gallery as a series of site-specific exhibitions and interventions in and around Johannesburg over the period of the FIFA World Cup in June 2010. The exhibition travels to Cape Town and will be presented at Iziko South African National Gallery as a single and cohesive exhibition. Curated by Liza Essers, the exhibition will present work by a diverse group of international and South African artists who explore the dynamics and tensions of place, in reference to the African continent and its varied and complex iterations, and to South Africa in particular. The works – wide-ranging, frequently provocative – engage with a number of pressing questions about space, context, and geography.

This installment of In Context features work by Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Kader Attia, Candice Breitz, Loris Cecchini, Mounir Fatmi, Jenny Holzer, Robin Rhode, Yinka Shonibare, Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Hank Willis Thomas and Kara Walker.

The exhibition runs from 27 November 2010–13 March 2011. For more information visit or call +27 (0)21 467 4673.

  • 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)