Ghada Amer was born in 1963 in Cairo, Egypt, and immigrated to the United States as a child and received her formal training at the Villa Arson EPIAR in Nice, France. She participated in the Sydney and Whitney Biennales, and was awarded the UNESCO prize at the 1999 Venice Biennale. She also was the first Arab artist to be given a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which was presented in 2000. The artist currently lives and works in New York, NY. Her work is held in the collections of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, among others.
Best known for her erotic embroideries that deal with social issues, including sexuality, female identity, and Islamic culture, through her intricate fabric work, the artist seeks to present a representation of the nude female body which is autonomous from burden of the male gaze.

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