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Artist

Mona Hatoum

  • CountryLebanon
  • Born1952

About

Artist, Mona Hatoum lives and works in London and Berlin. She has participated in numerous important group exhibitions including The Turner Prize (1995), Venice Biennale (1995 and 2005) and Biennale of Sydney (2006). Solo exhibitions include Centre Pompidou, Paris (1994), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1997), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1998), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (1999), Tate Britain, London (2000), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Magasin 3, Stockholm (2004) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2005).

Hatoum’s work is informed by notions of violence and separation but goes well beyond the political discourses on the conflict in the Middle East. The themes of dispossession, displacement and claustrophobia are related to concerns with the role of the body in the formation of identity.

Until the late 1980s Hatoum worked primarily with video and performance. During the 90s these artistic practices gave way to a more sculptural approach and installation has become now her preferred form of expression.

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