The Bugs and the Lovers Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh 2008Read more

Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh

Born Cairo, 1963 (Amer) and Iran (Farkhondeh)

Influenced by Dadaism, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh use recurring motifs and themes in an organic collaborative process. Amer’s work uses tapestry to portray a feminised and abstracted mass of lines that on closer inspection become erotic female figures, in contrast to Farkhondeh’s more graphic technique.

Amer studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and went on to gain her MFA in painting at the Villa Arson in Nice, as did Farkhondeh.

Though the artists have been collaborating artistically for almost 20 years, their first joint show was held at the Tina Kim Gallery in New York in spring 2008, using work they created when they jointly took part in the Singapore Tyler Print Institute Residency Programme.