Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum, the Palestinian artist exiled to London in 1975, first became known in the early 1980s for a series of performance and video pieces through which she created architectronic spaces relating to the body, language and the condition of exile. Since the beginning of the 1990s her work has shifted towards installation and sculpture, exploring issues of confinement, dislocation, desire, revulsion, fear and fascination. She has exhibited throughout the world, including individual shows at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art,Tate Britain, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Darat Al Funun in Jordan, Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Beirut Art Center and in group shows such as Sensation. In 1995 she was nominated for the Turner Prize and she has created three new works for the inaugural exhibition in the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain. In 2011 Mona Hatoum was awarded the prestigious Joan Miró Prize.