Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions

Portraits of the Women I Know, Part II

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

9 September - 23 October 2021

The Women I Know Part II is Ghada Amer’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery. She will present a new series in which she creates intimate, painted and embroidered portraits of the women she knows personally to explore the dynamics of the gaze and female identity that are exchanged between artist, subject, and viewer.

Category: Paintings, Sculpture, Gardens

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Past exhibitions

Exhibition - The women I know - Kewenig

The Women I Know, Part I

Kewenig Gallery, Berlin, Germany

21 Nov 2020- 20 Feb 2021

The Women I know, Part I series is the latest development of Amer’s superimposition of figures and text, a visual approach she started to experiment with in 2013.
The show focuses on a new body of works consisting of four moving portraits of female friends in Amer’s signature embroidered painting style, along with a dramatic self-portrait in black and white. The exhibition also gathers a constellation of ceramics in an attempt to survey the artist’s
most recent sculptural works.

Category: Paintings, Sculpture

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Women’s Qualities

Sunnylands Center and Gardens, Coachela Valley
Rancho Mirage, California

January 2021

Desert X

In this third rendition of the “Women’s Qualities” garden, Ghada Amer carves in seven flowerbeds the traits most often associated with women by people polled in the California Coachella Valley: Beautiful, Loving, Nurturing, Resilient, Strong, Caring, Determined.
Each of the planters in the word garden is filled with desert and arid-adapted plants.

Category: Gardens

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Dark Continent

Dark continent

Jardin François 1er, 37000 Tours

June 02 - November 04, 2018

Ghada Amer marks the history of art using alternative methods and tools associated with the work of women. She features archetypes of happiness, love and the vision of women conveyed by the media.

Category: Paintings

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Cactus Painting-1, 1998 - Specific project in the Roman theater, Sagunto, Spain - Cheim and Read

Cactus painting

Jardin François 1er, 37000 Tours

June 02, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Thousands of cacti in various shapes and colours impose a virtuoso pattern on the ground, a manipulated and sharp reference to the great tradition of western abstract painting this hostile garden is a formidable way of tackling the question of female stereotypes.

Category: Gardens

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Ghada Amer

Brüderstr.10 D-10178 Berlin

April 29 - July 30, 2016

Internationally known for her embroidered canvases, Ghada Amer focused in the last years on creating works out of clay. On thin panels, Amer paints with liquefied colored clay or folds them into abstract, colorful sculptures. The exhibition shows the scope of the Amer’s work by bringing together her ceramics with a selection of her recent canvases, a steel sculpture and a number of works on paper that are the result of her collaboration with Iranian artist Reza Farkhondeh. Questioning relationships of power by expressing archetypes of gender and sexual representations are always at her work’s heart.The exhibition will open in the context of Gallery Weekend Berlin’s VIP Preview on April 29 from 11 am. The official opening will be the evening from 6 to 9 pm.

Category: Paintings

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S’il pleuvait des larmes

Boris Vian

S’il pleuvait des larmes
Lorsque meurt un amour
S’il pleuvait des larmes
Lorsque des coeurs sont lourds

Sur la terre entière
Pendant quarante jours
Des larmes amères
Engloutiraient les tours

S’il pleuvait des larmes
Lorsque meurt un enfant
S’il pleuvait des larmes
Au rire des méchants

S’il pleuvait des larmes
En flots gris et glacés
Des larmes amères
Rouleraient le passé

S’il pleuvait des larmes
Quand on tue les coeurs purs
S’il pleuvait des larmes
Quand on crève sous les murs

Sur la terre entière
Il y aurait déluge
Des larmes amères
Des coupables et des juges

S’il pleuvait des larmes
Chaque fois que la mort
Brandissant les armes
Fait sauter les décors

Sur la terre entière
Il n’y aurait plus rien
Qu’les larmes amères
des deuils et du destin.