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Amadour

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Amadour
Born1995
Sparks, Nevada
🏡 ResidenceNew York City, United States
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🎓 Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
💼 Occupation
MovementConceptual Art

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Ricky Amadour (born 1995), known professionally as Amadour, is an American conceptual artist based in New York City. Their primary media are painting, photography, sculpture, performance, and video installation.

Career[edit]

Ricky Amadour obtained a Bachelor in Visual Art from the University of California, Los Angeles.[1][2] While working towards their BFA, they worked under photographer David LaChapelle, and studied with Barbara Kruger, Mary Kelly, and Lari Pittman.[3] In 2017, Amadour created a viral ball-pit gown for Girl Crush on the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet.[4][5][6][7][8][9] Amadour produces sculptural headdresses, videos on non-binary gender identity, and large-scale paintings in abstracted forms.[10][11] As a musician Amadour has performed with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. [12][13]

Selected performances[edit]

  • 2019 All That Glitters is Gold, Art Basel Hong Kong
  • 2019 Rhapsody in Blue, Art Central Hong Kong

Awards[edit]

  • 2016 John Baldessari Family Foundation Award, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2018 UCLA Hillel Israel Leadership Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles

References[edit]

  1. "AMADOUR". AMADOUR. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  2. "Art students depict change by bringing LA seasons into Powell rotunda". dailybruin.com. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  3. Stories, Local. "Meet Ricky Amadour - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide". Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  4. "Collecting Creatives: Ricky Amadour". dailybruin.com. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  5. Thomas, R. Eric (2017-02-13). "Ceelo and Girl Crush Give Us the Strangest Grammy Fashion". ELLE. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  6. Safronova, Valeriya (2017-02-12). "Grammys Fashion 2017, Weird as Usual". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  7. "Grammys 2017: Katy Perry's white pant suit protest, plus Beyonce's red quick change". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  8. "The Downright Craziest Outfits on the Grammys Red Carpet". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  9. "These Are the Looks Taking the Grammys 2017 Red Carpet by Storm". Brit + Co. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  10. "Gallery: The Artists of UCLA: Amadour". dailybruin.com. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  11. "Artworld luminaries gather for Art Basel Hong Kong's Conversations program – find out about this year's highlights". Art Basel. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  12. "Homecoming Halftime Crowd Delighted by Weezer Lead Singer: Rivers Cuomo". The | Corsair. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  13. "Weezer's Rivers Cuomo to Perform 'Africa' at SMC Homecoming Halftime – California Rocker". Retrieved 2019-12-24.


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