Ghada Amer

Artist Talk: Ghada Amer

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:15pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Lounge, 300 High Street


Ghada Amer's work seeks inspiration from pornographic images of women, popular culture, and from medieval Arabic texts on eroticism. At Wesleyan, she will discuss how her paintings explore female desire and its representation(s) using female figures sewn onto canvas and partially hidden behind threads and paint.

Ghada Amer was born in Cairo, Egypt; received her M.F.A. in Nice, France; and now lives and works in New York. She is an internationally renowned artist who has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions around the world in Europe, Asia, North and South America, the Middle East, South Africa, and Australia. Her work can be found in museums around the world, including the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, and the Samsung Museum in Seoul in South Korea.

This event is part of Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan.

Image: Ghada Amer, Test #5, 2013, acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas, 18” x 20”