Mona Hatoum

(British/Palestinian, b. 1952)

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Mona Hatoum

Undercurrent, 2004

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Born in Beirut, Lebanon
1970 - 1972
Beirut University College, Beirut
1975 - 1979
The Byam Shaw School of Art, London
1979 - 1981
The Slade School of Art, London
Video production residency at The Western Front Art Centre, Vancouver
1986 - 1987
Residency at Chisenhale Dance Space, London
1986 - 1989
Member of the Management Committee of the London Video Access, London
1986 - 1994
Visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
Residency at 9.1.1. Contemporary Arts Centre, Seattle
Member of the Advisory Committee of Third Text (Third World Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture)


Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
A body of work, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (solo)
Mappings, Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs, Aubagne, Italy (solo)
Matrix - Textiles in Art and the Applied Arts from Gustav Klimt to Chiharu Shiota, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Anatomy Lesson, Focus on the human body, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
VENICEPROJECTS: WHITE LIGHT / WHITE HEAT – Glasstress 2013, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice; 
Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass, Murano, Venice, Italy
Le Pont, Le Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
Back to Earth. The rediscovery of ceramics in Arts, Herbert Gerisch Foundation, Neumünster, Germany
Cross-Border. Contemporary woman artists from the Southern Mediterranean, MNK at the ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Safar/Voyage: From Geographies to Inner Landscapes in Arab, Iranian and Turkish Contemporary Art, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Public Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, USA
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA
Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA
FRAC de Picardie, Amiens, France
FNAC, Paris, France


Judith Marth: Von der Performance zur Installation am Beispiel Mona Hatoums, Hamburg 2005 (Diss.)
Stephanie Snyder, Alix Ohlin: Mona Hatoum, The Reed Institute- Reed College, Portland 2005
Christoph Heinrich (Ed.): Mona Hatoum, Hamburger Kunsthalle et al., Ostfildern – Ruit, 2004
Museo de Arte Contemporàneo de Oaxaca (Ed.): Mona Hatoum, Oaxaca 2003
Christine Zelich (Ed.): Mona Hatoum, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela et al. 2002
Laboratorio Arte Almeda (Ed.): Mona Hatoum, Artista de origin palestino, Mexico 2002
MASS MOCA (Ed.): Mona Hatoum. Domestic Disturbance, North Adams 2001
Edward Said, Sheena Wagstaff: Mona Hatoum. The Entire World as a Foreign Land, Tate Britain, London 2000
Jean – Charles Masséra (Ed.): Mona Hatoum, Le Creux de l’Enfer Thiers et al., Anvers 2000
Giorgio Verzotti (Ed.): Mona Hatoum, Castello di Rivoli. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan 1999