Mona Hatoum

Born: 1952

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon

Lives and Works: London, England

Twitter: @MonaHatoum

Education: Beirut University College, Lebanon, 1972
The Byam Shaw School of Art, London, England, 1979
The Slade School of Art, London, England, 1981

Mona Hatoum Bio

About The Artist

Mona Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut and has lived and worked in London since 1975. Her sculpture, video, drawings, and installations have been widely exhibited throughout the world. In her work, Hatoum has been consistently passionate about the body and its mechanics. Her seminal 1994 piece, Le Corps Etranger, is a video installation consisting of images collected by cameras inserted into the various orifices of her own body. This work earned her a nomination for the prestigious Turner Prize the following year.


Hatoum recalls that she first viewed images of Western art in the back of her dictionary as a child. Although she drew incessantly, her father forbade her from studying art and encouraged her decision to study graphic design instead. After a number of years in an advertising career, Hatoum finally chose to pursue her dream of studying art in London in the 1970s. Since then, she has doggedly produced the poignant video, performance, and sculptural projects that have established her place in contemporary art.

Mona Hatoum Gallery Art

Galleries

Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
White Cube, London, England
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin Germany
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Mona Hatoum Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Tate Modern, London, England
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

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