Mona Hatoum was born in 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon, and now lives and works in London. Mona Hatoum’s poetic and political work blends installation, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. Hatoum began her career in the 1980s, making visceral videos and performance pieces with a strong focus on the body. Since the early 1990s, she has increasingly created large-scale installations designed to engage the viewer in the conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.
Mona Hatoum’s solo exhibitions include Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, touring to Tate Modern, London and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2015-16) Group exhibitions include Documenta 14 Kassel Germany and Documenta Athens (both 2017); Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (both 2011); 15th Sydney Biennale (2006); 51st Venice Biennale (2005); The 11th Documenta Kassel, Germany (2002); Titner Prize, London (1995); 46th Venice Biennale (1995); And the fourth Istanbul Biennial (1995).
Bernd Becher & Hilla Becher
Stamping the Water (Performance in the Lhasa River, Tibet)