Mona Hatoum

* 1952

Born to Palestinian parents in Beirut in 1952, Hatoum uses a multitude of different media in her poetic and political oeuvre, which includes works on paper, photographs and sculptures as well as performances and installations. Since 1975, she has lived in London, where she was on a short trip when the civil war broke out in Lebanon, preventing her from returning to her homeland. She created her first artworks in the 1980s with her body-related performances and videos, in which she explored themes of violence, migration and discrimination.