Ghada Amer (Arabic: غادة عامر, born 1963 in Cairo, Egypt) is a contemporary artist living and working in New York City. She emigrated from Egypt to France at age 11 and was educated in Paris and Nice. Much of her work deals with issues of gender and sexuality. Her most notable body of work involves highly layered embroidered paintings of women's bodies referencing pornographic imagery. She is represented by the Cheim & Read Gallery.