Artist Profiles

Mona Hatoum

Born 1952 Beirut, Lebanon

Mona Hatoum’s poetic and political oeuvre is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. 

Hatoum started her career making visceral performance art in the 1980s that focused with great intensity on the body. Since the beginning of the 1990s, however, her work moved increasingly towards large-scale installations that aimed to engage the viewer in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination. In her singular sculptures, Hatoum has transformed familiar, every-day, domestic objects such as chairs, cots and kitchen utensils into things foreign, threatening and dangerous. 

Locus+ have commissioned several pieces of work by Mona Hatoum over the years including; Look No Body!, 1981 (The Basement Group); Position: Suspended, 1986; Over My Dead Body, 1988; and Alive and Well, 1990 (all Projects UK)

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