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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, Kewenig, Ghada Amer, April 29 – July 29, 2016

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ghada Amer

    Born 1963, Cairo

    1986 BA École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts à la Villa Arson, Nice
    1989 MFA École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts à la Villa Arson, Nice

    Selected museum exhibitions: Dallas Contemporary (2018); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (2012); Brooklyn Museum (2008); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (2007); Stedelijk Museum s’Hertogenbosch (2006); Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College (2005); Whitney Biennial (2000); Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville (1999); Hôpital Ephémère, Paris (1992)
    Selected honors: Award for African Art, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (2017); Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship (2007); UNESCO Prize, Venice Biennial (1999)
    Selected public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas; Detroit Institute of Art; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Centre Pompidou; Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Tel Aviv Museum of Art

    Manifesting feminist themes through the imagery and materials of her work, Ghada Amer incorporates embroidery into her paintings. According to Amer: “When I was growing up, women would gather and sew together. So I thought this was a good way to talk about women and language ... That’s why I wanted to paint with sewing it, but out of necessity, not out of loving the craft.” To create Sindy in Pink, she combined paint with embroidery, incorporating both abstract and figurative elements that include the forms of leaves. Against this colorful background is the repeated phrase “WE ARE THE GRANDDAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHES YOU COULD NOT BURN.”


Sindy In Pink - RFGA

signed, titled and dated on the reverse
acrylic, embroidery and gel medium on canvas
36 x 46 1/8 in. (91.4 x 117.2 cm.)
Executed in 2015.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019