Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum
Visual artist
Location: London (UK)

Mona Hatoum born in Lebanon in 1952 to parents of Palestinian origin, left this country in 1975 for a short stay in London when the war broke out in Lebanon. She remained in the British capital where she began studying art. Two major periods divide his work. During the 1980s, Mona Hatoum explored the territory of performance and video. His work is therefore narrative in nature and focuses on social and political issues. Since the 1990s, his production has been characterized by more “permanent” works, installations, sculptures and drawings.

Kinetics and phenomenological theories.

Now placing herself in avant-garde perspectives, Mona Hatoum explores installations influenced by kineticism and phenomenological theories, or other installations that could be defined as postminimalist, using materials found in the industrial world (grids and barbed wire) or in its own environment (hair). Some of her installations and sculptures, most of which are committed, are oriented by feminism.

Everyday materials.

Around them gravitate rather surreal objects, works on paper made with unusual everyday materials or photographs taken during travels, and in connection with other works in the exhibition. After having produced, twenty years ago, the first museum exhibition dedicated to the artist’s work, the Center Pompidou dedicated to him in 2015 a first major monograph which brings together around a hundred works and reflects the multidisciplinarity of his work, from 1977 to 2015.


Undercurrent" by Mona Hatoum: poetic installation of interwoven red wires & light bulbs | Pattern art, Handmade leather work, Conceptual art

Mona Hatoum: Suspended and more | Artistic installation, Installation art, Zebra artMona Hatoum on Pinterest





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