Ghada Amer (b.1963, Cairo, Egypt) grew up in Nice, France and completed her undergraduate degrees and MFA at Villa Arson École Nationale Supérieure. Amer’s practice spans painting, sculpture, ceramics, works on paper, as well as garden and mixed-media installations. Amer’s work is in public collections around the world, including The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Samsung Museum, Seoul. Amer has exhibited in prestigious group shows and biennials such as the Johannesburg Biennale, 1997; Whitney Biennial, 2000; the Venice Biennales of 1999, 2005 and 2007 and Desert X, 2021 in Palm Springs where she exhibited the most recent of her garden installations. In 2008 she presented a midcareer retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Multiple institutions across Marseille, France are currently planning a retrospective for Amer that will open at Mucem this December, which will travel to the United States and to Asia. Amer is also collaborating with Dior later this year on a new iteration of the classic Lady Dior handbag for which she has drawn inspiration from her ‘Women’s Qualities’ garden sculpture.