Ghada Amer

Ghada Amer views herself primarily as a painter, but she has worked in a variety of media, producing ceramics, site-specific garden works, photographs, prints, drawings, installations, and performance pieces. Her work has always explored ideas related to women, femininity, and gender roles. “I believe that all women should like their bodies and use them as tools of seduction”, Amer stated; and in her well-known erotic embroideries, she at once rejects oppressive laws set in place to govern women’s attitudes toward their bodies and repudiates first-wave feminist theory that the body must be denied to prevent victimisation.

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