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

Cactus Painting

Biennale de Nice, Nice, France - Musée d’art naïf

11 June - 19 September 2022

This is Ghada Amer’s FOURTH rendition of her “Cactus Painting.” Showing at the 2022 Nice Biennale, entitled “Les Fleurs du Mâle.”

Category: Gardens

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Tile in Color - Women with the Snake - 2017 - Glazed ceramic and Gold leaf

Fragile Crossing

Joint exhibit between Goodman Gallery-London and the Boesky Gallery-New York City

June 23 - August 5, 2022

This group exhibit, entitled “Fragile Crossings”, focuses on the fragility of the human condition, and on issues of migration, social justice, and environmental responsibility.

Category: Ceramic

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Self Portrait in Black and White, 2020, Acrylic embroidery and gel medium on canvas - 127X121.92 cm - 50X48 in

Ghada Amer—A Retrospective

MUCEM, Marseille, France
FRAC, Marseille, France
La Vieille Charité, Marseille, France

December 2022

This will be Ghada Amer’s first retrospective in France. Presented across three key venues in the port city of Marseille (France) and divided into three major parts, each representing one aspect of the artist’s wide ranging practice: East and West (Fort Saint Jean, MUCEM); Bitches and Witches (FRAC); and Ceramics (La Vieille Charité), the show will also include an outdoor garden installation specifically built for the occasion and set at the terrace level of Fort Saint Jean.

More information will be added soon.

Category: Paintings, Sculpture, Gardens

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Past exhibitions

ELOHIM, 2022 40X48 in acrylic embroidery and gel medium on canvas

My Body, My Choice

Solo show, Goodman Gallery-London, UK

4 May 2022 – 31 May 2022

After a twenty year absence, Ghada Amer finally returns to London with a brand new solo exhibit at the Goodman Gallery. Featuring a garden installation that spells out in bright red block letters the title phrase of the show “My Body, My Choice,” two drawings in space (sculptures) and five embroidered paintings, Ghada Amer demonstrates once again her skills working in a wide range of artistic media.

Category: Paintings, Sculpture

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70% of the Poor in the World are Women

Hoy el 70% de los pobres en el mundo son mujeres [70% of the Poor in the World are Women]

Museu de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato, León, Mexico

10 March 2022 – 31 March 2022

As part of the city of León’s celebration of International Women’s Day, Ghada Amer was invited to present this well-known garden installation that she had first created and shown in 2001 and most recently in 2020 at Museo Arte Zapopan (Mexico).

Category: Gardens

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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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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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DX Ghada Amer 2 Lance Gerber

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.