October 30, 2011

Ghada Amer

Love Grave, 2003

Love Park, 1999

Revolution 2.0, 2011
Acrylic and embroidery

Breathe Into Me, 2003
Acrylic, collage, and embroidery on paper

Barbie Loves Ken, Ken Loves Barbie, 1995-2004
Embroidery on cotton

Ghada Amer, born in Cairo, Egypt, focuses her work on the issues of sexuality and gender. She is a multimedia artist with examples of painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, and installation. Ghada Amer's work revolves around cliché roles imposed on women as well as the idea of "feminine activities". Amer's work generally focuses on universal problems like the oppression of women in all cultures and celebrates female sexuality, love, and beauty.

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