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Ghada Amer

 (born 1963)
Ghada Amer is active/lives in New York / Egypt.  Ghada Amer is known for female eroticism-hand embroidered painting.

Biography   Ghada Amer


Ghada Amer was born in Cairo in 1963; she now lives and works in New York.  Viewing Amer's hand-embroidered paintings, with their delicate traceries of stray threads, involves a visual shift, as what appears to be a mass of abstract lines gradually comes into focus as highly erotic figures, displayed in a repetitive pattern.  The work refuses to bow to the puritanical elements of both Western and Islamic culture, and what could be called "institutionalized feminism," with its own persistent myth of feminine virtue.

Curator Valerie Cassel, part of the six-person team to select Ms. Amer for the Whitney Biennial 2000, says in a recent New York Times review of Amer's work that Amer subdues and overpowers the male-domina   ...  Displaying 750 of 1640 characters.

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