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Ghada Amer at Brown University

  • Brown University, List Art 110 64 College Street Providence, RI (map)

Ghada Amer is a contemporary artist living and working in New York City. She emigrated from Egypt to the United States at age 11 and was educated in Paris and Nice. Amer has received widespread attention for her thickly embroidered canvases that feature fragmented erotic imagery sourced from pornographic magazines. Otherwise known as a painter and sculptor, Amer has dedicated her career to a highly personal exploration of femininity in various contexts. Her 2008 mid-career survey at the Brooklyn Museum included paintings, sculpture, illustration, performances, and installation pieces that explored the mysteries of love, war, and violence.