Ghada Amer: Earth. Love. Fire

EDITORIAL

Whom

Leila Heller Gallery, New York

Where & When

İstanbul, 2016

Painter, illustrator, sculptor, performance and installation artist Ghada Amer was born in Cairo. She is based in New York.“Earth. Love. Fire,” marks the first solo exhibition of works by Ghada Amer in the Arab world in nearly two decades. Curated by Dr. Shiva Balaghi, the exhibit introduces Amer’s newest work into ceramics, works made during a two year residency at Greenwich House Pottery in NYC. I collaborated with Neşe Nogay while I was working with with her. We were lucky to design the catalogue and invitation for her solo show as the debut exhibition for the new Leila Heller Gallery in Dubai. Book had been designed in two languages: English and Arabic. English side starts from front and Arabic side starts from the rear side. In first pages reader gets information about Ghada Amer and exhibition. Two sides meet in the middle of book which is an index with two languages. Every work has a name in English and Arabic so artworks are homogeneously placed.