Mona Hatoum

(born 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a video artist and installation artist of Palestinian origin, who lives in London. Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut, Lebanon to Palestinian parents in 1952. Although born in Lebanon, Hatoum does not identify as Lebanese. “Although I was born in Lebanon, my family is Palestinian. And like the majority of Palestinians who became exiles in Lebanon after 1948, they were never able to obtain Lebanese identity cards


  • Mona Hatoum, "The Negotiating Table – 1983", 3-hours performance, The Western Front, Vancouver, photo Eric Metcalfe, courtesy the artist

    Political Representation

    Whereas politics and political mobilization occupied a major part in the art works of the foundation period, political images representing women continued in later productions. Artists now introduced in their art works a more personalized and individualized perception of women...

  • Mona Hatoum, "Over my Dead Body - 2005", Heliogravure 82.5*109.5

    Where Does the Body Stan?

    Mona Hatoum uses her own personal image in confrontation with the soldier, challenging him with the playful size of representation in this game of power.