The first major survey of Mona Hatoum’s work to take place in London, this exhibition presents a selection of work, drawing on thirty-five years of consistent and radical thinking which combines her political and aesthetic concerns.
Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, she settled in England in 1975 after war broke out in Lebanon. After graduating from the Slade School of Art she first became known for a series of remarkable performance and video pieces in the 1980s. Since the beginning of the 1990s her practice shifted towards large-scaleinstallations and sculptures that subvert the language of minimalism through traumatic and political themes exposing the contradictions and complexities of today’s world. Hatoum was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1995.