Mona Hatoum

1952 · Lebanon

Artist biography

Mona Hatoum is seen as an established artist, who originates from Lebanon, like other artists such as Rola Khayyat, Vartan Avakian, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Alfred Basbous, and Najla El Zein. Mona Hatoum was born in 1952.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mona Hatoum's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Mona Hatoum's work include White Cube | Bermondsey in the United Kingdom, Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, and Galerie Chantal Crousel in France. Mona Hatoum most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at White Cube | Bermondsey in London with the exhibition Remains to be Seen. The exhibition was open from 11 September 2019 until 02 November 2019. Mona Hatoum's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; White Cube | Mason's Yard in London (11 July 2018 - 15 September 2018) with the name Memory Palace and Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris (11 October 2019 - 20 December 2019) with the name Solo Exhibition. Mona Hatoum's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Ruptures and took place at Alexander and Bonin in New York, the United States from the 03 June 2017 to 03 September 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum was born in 1952 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Across the globe, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical philosophies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Mona Hatoum