Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum was born in 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon. She studied at Beirut University College (1970-72) and settled in London in 1975, attending the Byam Shaw School of Art (1975-79) and the Slade School of Art (1979-81). Since 1983 Hatoum’s work has been exhibited in public institutions around the world including solo exhibitions at 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), Parasol Unit, London (2008), Darat Al Funun, Jordan (2008) and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2009). Hatoum has held teaching positions in London, Maastricht, Cardiff, and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Public collections of her work include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tate Gallery, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; and Kunsthaus, Zurich. Recent solo exhibitions include Bourj at Alexander and Bonin, New York (2011), Bunker at White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London (2011), and Witness at the Beirut Art Center (2010). Mona Hatoum is represented by White Cube, London.

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