Ghada Amer


Egyptian born artists Ghada Amer creates hand-embroidered painting that use repetitive patterns which contain images of women taken from pornographic references. Amer challenges the male dominated language of Modernism by employing “craft-based” techniques like embroidery over abstract painting, further underscoring this idea by using imagery that attracts the male gaze. Ghada Amer was selected for exhibition in Whitney Biennale 2000, and has had international solo exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Johannesburg Biennale (1997), and the Kwangju Biennial, South Korea (2000). Most recently Amer exhibited with the Gagosian Gallery in L.A.