Mona Hatoum (°1952, Beirut, moved to London in 1975) is
an artist with an international reputation who has only been
shown very little in this region.
At first, she was known for her performances with their marked
political dimension, billboards in public space and videos. Towards
the end of the eighties, she started making installations.
She participated in several important group shows, amongst others
in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in the Tate Gallery
in London. Both the London Tate Gallery and the Centre Pompidou
in Paris organised an individual exhibition of her work. Mona
Hatoum's work implies an encounter/meeting of architecture and
the human body, in which alienation of or acquaintance with forms,
contours light and shadows play an important role.