Baisers 2, 2011, nickle plated bronze, 17.5 x 25 x18 in
35 Words of Love, 2011, bronze 20.5 x 21.5 x 22.125 in
Baisers 1, 2012, Gold plated bronze, 22.5 x 16 x 20 in
Ghada Amer (b. 1963) was born in Cairo, Egypt. She earned a B.F.A. in 1986 and an M.F.A. in 1989 from École Pilote Internationale d’Art et de Recherche, Villa Arson, Nice, France. In 1997 she was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and in 1999, she received the UNESCO award at the Venice Biennale. She has had solo exhibitions at San Francisco Art Institute; De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Ind.; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.; H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri.; and Gagosian Gallery, New York. Her work has been exhibited in group shows at such venues as Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens; National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.; Queens Museum of Art, New York; İstanbul Modern Sanat Müzesi; and AroS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Århus, Denmark. She participated in the Johannesburg Biennale in 1997, the Venice Biennale in 1999; the Kwangju Biennale, South Korea, and the Whitney Biennial, both in 2000; and the Venice Biennale in 2005. Amer’s work can be found in numerous prominent collections including the following: Art Institute of Chicago; Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama.; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. She now lives and works in New York.