Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh have been expanding their own practices by collaborating through mixed-media works on paper. Farkhondeh brings his investigations into the forms and beauty of nature, which complements Amer’s explorations of female pleasure and desire. Their compositions are built from a series of scrim-like layers that simultaneously reveal and conceal images of women; patterns of flowers, birds, and insects; cartoon characters; Hindu deities; as well as passages of Arabic script. Such combinations read as a culture clash—between East and West, purity and prurience, decorum and abandon. Notable exhibitions include Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: The Gardens Next Door, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon (2010); Rose Off Limits, Pace Prints, New York (2009) and Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: A New Collaboration on Paper, Singapore Tyler Institute, Singapore (2008).