Ghada Amer  (Egyptian, 1963) 


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Ghada Amer Biography
1963   Born in Cairo, Egypt
1989   MFA in Painting, Villa Arson EPIAR, Nice, France
1991   Institut des Hautes Etudes en Art Plastique, Paris, France
1997   Received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant
1999   Received the UNESCO award at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  Lives and works in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Référence à Elle, Kukje Gallery, Seoul Korea (solo)
2013   4.Biennial of Thessaloniki, Greece. Chief Curator, Adelina von Furstenberg
2013   Sculptures, Villa Datris, Fondation Pour La Sculpture Contemporaine– L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France
2013   Earth Matters, National Museum for African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
2012   Prism – Drawing from 1990-2011, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
2012   Le Corps Découvert, Institut du monde arabe, Paris, France
2012   The Mediterranean Approach, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
2012   Ghada Amer, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada (solo)
2012   Tea For Nefertiti, Arab Museum of Doha, Doha, Qatar, UAE. Travelled to: Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
2011   100 Words of Love, Cheim & Read, New York, USA (solo)
2011   No Romance, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (solo)
2011   The Women in Our Life: A Fifteen-Year, Anniversary Exhibition, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
2011   The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
2010   Residua, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE
2010   Told, Untold, Retold, The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, UAE
2010   Color Misbehavior, Cheim & Read, New York, USA (solo)
2010   elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
2009   Ghada Amer, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
2009   Against exclusion, 3rd Moscow Biennial, Garage Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2009   Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: Roses Off Limits, Pace Prints, New York, USA (solo)
2009   Failing Shahrazad, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
2008   Ghada Amer: Love has no end, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY (solo)
2008   Ghada Amer/Reza Farkhondeh: collaborative drawings, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2008   Ghada Amer /Reza Farkhondeh: a new Collaboration on paper Singapore Tyler Institute, Singapore (solo)
2007   Ghada Amer/Reza Farkhondeh:collaborative drawings, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
2007   Ghada Amer: another spring, Kukje gallery, Korea (solo)
2007   Le Salon Courbé, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy (solo)
2007   An Indigestible Dessert, A video in collaboration with Reza Farkhondeh, Francesca Minini Gallery, Milan Italy (solo)
2007   Ghada Amer (curated by D. Eccher), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, MACRO, Rome, Italy (solo)
2007   La Biennale di Venizia 52nd, Checklist, Luanda Pop (curated by Fernando Alvim (Angola, Simon Njami (Cameroon), African Pavillion, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
2007   Global Feminisims, (curated by Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin), Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
2006   Word into Art, British Museum, London, England
2006   Zones of Contact, Biennial of Sydney, Sidney, Australia
2006   Ghada Amer: Paintings & RFGA Drawings (curated by J. Poodt), The Stedlijk Museum 'S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (solo)
2006   Ghada Amer: Breathe into me, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2006   Without Boundary, Seventeen Ways of Looking, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2005   The Reign of Terror, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (solo)
2005   Always a Little Further (curated by Rosa Martinez), 51st International Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
2004   Hommage à Georges Pompidou: Parcours dans les Collections du Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, France
2004   Le Opere e i Giorni, La Vanitas, (curated by A. Bonito Oliva), Certosa di Sab Lorenzo, Padula, Italy
2004   Ghada Amer, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
2004   Ghada Amer, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy (solo)
2004   Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
2004   Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2003   Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, Museum of African Art, Long Island City, NY
2002   Ghada Amer, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2002   Ghada Amer, Gagosian Gallery, London, England (solo
2001   The Short Century, (curated by Okwri Enwezor) Museum Village Stuck, Munich, Germany; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
2001   Encyclopedia of Pleasure, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo)
2000   Leaving the Island, Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival 2000, Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, South Korea
2000   Kwangju Biennial, South Korea
2000   Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
2000   Friends & Neighbors, EV+A 2000, (curated by Rosa Martinez), Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
2000   Ghada Amer (curated by A.J. Laferrière), Centre Culturel Contemporain (C.C.C.), Tours, France (solo)
2000   Intimate Confessions, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo)
2000   Whitney Biennial, New York, NY
2000   Ghada Amer Drawings, Anadil Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel (solo)
2000   Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1999   Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1999   Looking for a Place, Third International Site Santa Fe Biennial, (curated by Rosa Martínez) , Santa Fe, NM
Selected Public Collections
  Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE
  Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  LaM Museum, Lille Métropole Musée d’Art Moderne, d’Art Contemporain et d’Art Brut
  Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
  Neuberger Berman Art Collection, New York, USA
  Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
  Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Speed Art Museum, Louisville
  Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, UK
  Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
  Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, USA
  Fond National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC) Paris, France
  Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Auvergne, France
  Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
  Hood Art Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover
  Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
2013   Martinez, Rosa and Fadda, Reem: Ghada Amer “Référence à Elle”, Kukje Gallery, Korea
2013   Herman, Nick: Sculptures, Villa Datris – Fondation Pour La Sculpture Contemporaine, France
2012   Schwartz, Jamie; Lewis, Jacob. The Other I. Tina Kim Gallery
2012   St. Gelais, Therese, Ghada Amer, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
2011   Rubin, Nathan, No Romance: Ghada Amer | Reza Farkhondeh & Collaborative Work, Goodman Gallery,Johannesburg, South Africa
2010   Antle, Martine. The Gardens Next Door. Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
2010   Reilley, Maura. «Ghada Amer.» Gregory R. Miller & Co, New York
2009   Katz, Vincent. The Natural World, the Political Context: Collaborative Monoprints by Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh. Pace Prints, New York
2008   Farrell, Laurie Ann. Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh: Collaborative Drawings. Seoul: Kukje Gallery
2008   Antle, Martine. Ghada Amer/Reza Farkhondeh: A New Collaboration on Paper. Singapore: STPI
2007   Celant, Germano ; Eccher, Danilo ; Macri, Teresa ; Janus, Elizabeth. Ghada Amer. MACRO, Roma
2006   Ghada Amer. New York: Gagosian Gallery. (text by Maria Elena Buszek and Christophe Kihm)
2006   Maria Elena Buszek and Christophe Kihm. Ghada Amer. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2006
Daftari, Fereshteh. Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2006
2004   Farrell, Laurie Ann. Ghada Amer. Seoul: Kukje Gallery
2004   Homes, A.M. Ghada Amer. New York: Gagosian Gallery
2004   Martínez, Rosa, and Lundström, Jan-Erik, and Millet, Teresa. Ghada Amer. Valencia: Institut Valencià
2003   Amer, Sahar, and Olu Oguibe. Ghada Amer. Amsterdam: De Appel
2003   Freiman, Lisa D. Ghada Amer. Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art
2003   Haglund, Elisabet, and Maleström, Tamara. Sites of Recurrence: a Workshop in Contemporary Art
2003   Chennai: Madras Craft Foundation, India.(Text by Wendt, Selene)
2003   Martinez, Rosa. Ghada Amer. Lisbon : Galeria Filomena Soares
2002   Grosenick, Uta. Art Now. Cologne: Taschen