Mona Hatoum - Turbulence (Black), 2014

Mona Hatoum/ Mona Hatoum

Lebanon 1952

Installation, Sculpture, Performance Art, Video Art

Mona Hatoum
Mona Hatoum
Female
Lebanon
1952

Mona Hatoum is a Lebanese-born Palestinian whose video art and installations bring a unique vision of social and individual exploration. She has a theoretical approach to her art, and the thorough work she does makes her framework well designed and sensible. Hatoum tells the story of the body, individual experience of the self. For the second theme, she took all the personal experience from growing up in political turmoil. Social and political analysis on politics is combined with architecture and diverse culture of different countries. The sculptures and installations are highlighting the personal reference the viewer can obtain while looking at the pieces from different angles. Different angle gives a different point of view.

new body of work by british palestinian artist mona hatoum born in 1952
Mona Hatoum – Performance Still, 1985, photo credits Tate.org

Leaving Beirut

Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1952, to Palestinian parents. Her childhood year was filled with extensive hours of drawing and illustration. She liked to make up illustrations that would follow her school lessons. Her parents supported her hobby and encouraged her to create continuously. She enrolled the Beirut University College and studied graphic design. While she was still a student, she took a job in an advertising agency but felt the office life didn’t suit her. All the work she did was just a compromise, instead the original creative idea she knew she had inside. When the civil war broke out in Beirut, she was already in London on a visit, and giving the circumstances in her country, she decided to stay there and never to return. Fully aware how much damage a war brings to every single individual she decided to free her thoughts and share them with others in the form of performance art, and later installation and sculpture. In London, she attended to colleges, Byam Shaw School of Art and UCL Slade School of Fine Art, for 6 years, starting at 1975 when she made London her home.

Mona Hatoum often shows concession to her childhood experiences and family

new body of work by british palestinian artist mona hatoum
Mona Hatoum – Undercurrent Red, 2008, photo credits Phaidon.com

Performing in Spontaneity

Hatoum was first introduced with performance art by her professor in college in London. She realized that visual art is the language she speaks. Affected by wars in Lebanon, and Palestine where he parents were born, she performed to make people familiar with poverty, torture, pain, violence, separation and fear. She ran away from Beirut to London but brought all the consequences of war with her. Full of emotion, she improvised every single performance, letting out all the bottled rage and anger. The sudden, spontaneous outbursts of creativity helped her to gain confidence and to grow as an artist. One of her most memorable performances early in her career happen in 1982. The name of the show was Under Seige and it was happening at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth. Mona Hatoum was standing naked in a transparent box. Her body was covered in clay, and every time she was touching the surface of the box, she would leave a muddy mark. She couldn’t get up, she was repetitively falling down, the walls were completely dirty by the end of the day. As a soundtrack for this performance, there were national, revolutionary songs in English, Arabic and French playing at the gallery.
The experience was intense, almost anxiety-ridden at times. That performance marked the rest of her career – Mona Hatoum was intense, tough, brave and aware that there is more to social and economic aspects than the governments are telling us there is. The artist never forgets to show concession to her childhood experiences and family.

Mona Hatoum makes household objects and tools enlarged and deprived of their functionality

works by british palestinian artist mona hatoum
Mona Hatoum – Part of Turbulence Exhibition, 2014, photo credits Artreoriented.com

New Sculptural Artworks

Many performances followed Under Seige. She organized the one called The Negotiating Table where she lied naked for hours, wrapped in plastic and medical gauze. In 1985, she walked the streets of Brixton naked, while dragging a pair of Dr. Marteen’s boots tied to her ankles. Ten years later, she was still doing the performance. The choice of material and tools was always intentionally dirty, raw and repugnant, whether it was organic or industrial. She wanted to shock the people, to make them vulnerable while facing not-so-pleasant sights, in order to induce the strong emotional reaction. Even in her installations she used nail clippings, bodily fluids, pubic hair, images of the inside of her stomach! All of the items were symbolic and intentionally chosen. Once she placed pubic hair and made a piece called Public Garden. It was just a simple wordplay in action, but also a piece that signified the struggle of carrying the female sexuality. After the performances, she started making sculptures. She uses everyday items, parts of furniture, kitchen tools, office supplies, and clothing. The sculptures and installations are often enlarged, deformed and completely deprived of their original practical function. Metaphorically this symbolizes a person, exiled from their country, lost in translation and struggling to get a new identity. The person is deprived of its original features.

Mona Hatoum lives and works between London and Berlin.

Featured image: Mona Hatoum – Turbulence (Black), 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, photo by Everton Ballardin
All images copyright Mona Hatoum

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Mona HatoumTate Modern, LondonSolo
2016The way things goKunsthal KAdE, AmersfoortGroup
2016A brief history of the FuturePalazzo Reale, MilanGroup
2015Mona HatoumICA BostonSolo
2015Mona HatoumCentre Pompidou, ParisSolo
2015Mona HatoumFundacion PROA, Buenos AiresSolo
2015Nel Mezzo del MezzoMuseo Riso, Albergo dei Pover, PalermoGroup
2015Stanze or DistanceCAM, Kunamoto, JapanGroup
2015Losing the CompassWhite Cube Mason's Yard, LondonGroup
2015Under the Clouds: From Paranoia to the digital sublimeFundacao de Serralves, PortoGroup
2014Mona HatoumPinacoteca do Estado, Sao PauloSolo
2014Mona HatoumRene Blouin, MontrealSolo
2014Twelve WindowsAlexander and Bonin, New YorkSolo
2014TurbulenceMATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, DohaSolo
2014Today's SpecialsPACE London, LondonGroup
2014Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam Luxembourg, LuxembourgGroup
2014Summer Exhibition 2014Royal Academy, LondonGroup
2014Songs of Loss and Songs of Love: Oum Kulthoum, Lee Nan-Young and their 1967 Almost EncounterGwangju Museum of Art KoreaGroup
2014Les Desastres de la guerre, 1800-2014Louvre, LensGroup
2014Ravaged: Art and Culture in times of conflictMuseum Leuven, LeuvenGroup
2014Neighbours: Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and BeyondIstanbul Museum of Modern Art, IstanbulGroup
2013ReflectionsChantal Crousel, ParisSolo
2013Mona HatoumKunstmuseum St - Gallen, SwitzerlandSolo
2013A body of workGalleria Continua, San GimignanoSolo
2013Mona HatoumChapelle des Penitents Noirs, AubagneSolo
2013In Order to Join - Political in a Historical MomentStadtisches Museum Abteiberg, MonchengladbachGroup
2013Art & Textiles – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the PresentKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgGroup
2013The Unanswered QuestionIskele 2, n -b -k - and TANAS, BerlinGroup
2013Glasstress: White LightWhite Heat at the 55th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Cavalli, VeniceGroup
2013The BridgeMusee d'Art Contemporain, MarseilleGroup
2013Fragile?Fondazione Giorgio Cini, VeniceGroup
2013Satur voyageMuseum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, VancouverGroup
2013Object PermanenceHessel Museum of Art, New YorkGroup
2013KeywordsIniva at Rivington Place, LondonGroup
2013More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990sAckland Art Museum, North CarolinaGroup
2013Here, elsewhereLa Friche, MarseillesGroup
2012ShiftGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinSolo
2012ProjectionJoan Miro Foundation, Barcelona Solo
2012You Are Still HereArter, IstanbulSolo
2012StimuliAlexander and Bonin, New YorkGroup
2012Flying CarpetsLes Abattoirs, ToulouseGroup
2012HieroglyphsLinda Pace Foundation, San AntonioGroup
2012Women Artists from the Centre PompidouParis, Seattle Art Museum, SeattleGroup
2012To Be With Art Is All We AskAstrup Fearnley Museum, OsloGroup
2012Inhabited ArchitectureGuggenheim Museum, BilbaoGroup
2012Mardin BiennaleMardin, TurkeyGroup
20127th Liverpool BiennialLiverpool, UK Group
2012Newtopia: The State of Human RightsMechelen, BelgiumGroup
2012La Vie des Formesles Abbatoirs, ToulouseGroup
2012Meeting Points 6Locus Agonistes: Practices and Logics of the Civic, Onassis Cultural Center, AthensGroup
2011Mona HatoumSammlung Goetz, MunichSolo
2011Mona HatoumBourj, Alexander and Bonin, New YorkSolo
2011BunkerWhite Cube, LondonSolo
2011Dance - DrawInstitute of Contemporary Art, BostonGroup
2011Untitled12th International Istanbul Biennial, IstanbulGroup
2011Act 2: Prisoners of LoveNottingham Contemporary, NottinghamGroup
2011The Future of A PromiseFondameneta della Zattere, VeniceGroup
2011Face ContactPhoto Espana, Teatro Fernan Gomez, MadridGroup
2011The Luminous IntervalGuggenheim, BilbaoGroup
2011Women War ArtistsImperial War Museum, LondonGroup
2011AschemunderHaus der Kunst, MunichGroup
2011HeroinesMuseo Thyssen Bornemisza, MadridGroup
2011The State: Work from the Farook CollectionTraffic, DubaiGroup
2011ImpenetrablePalacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico CityGroup
2011L’Insoutenable legerete de l’etreYvon Lambert, Paris & New YorkGroup
2010Le Grande MondeFundacion Marcelino Botín, SantanderSolo
2010ElectrifiedMoen 44, AskebySolo
2010Mona HatoumKathe Kollowitz Prize 2010, Akademie der Kunste, BerlinSolo
2010WitnessBeirut Art Centre, Jisr El Wati, BeirutSolo
2010SuspenduMusee d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur- SeineSolo
2010Mona HatoumGalerie Chantal Crousel, ParisSolo
2010Keeping it Real Act 3: Current DisturbanceWhitechapel Art Gallery, LondonGroup
2010On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth CenturyMOMA, New YorkGroup
2010Disorientation IIManarat Al Saadiyat, Abu DhabiGroup
2010The New DécorGarage Center for Contemporary Art, MoscowGroup
2010Contemporary Eye: CrossoverPallant House Gallery, ChicesterGroup
2010El Patio De Mi Casa: Contemporary Art in 16 Patios of CordobaEcuadorGroup
2010Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and ActionWhite Cube, LondonGroup
2010The New DécorHayward Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Gluck HappensKunstpalais, Stadt Erlangen - ErlangenGroup
2010I Love YouAarhus Kunstmuseum, AarhusGroup
2010The Visceral BodyVancouver Art Gallery, VancouverGroup
2009Collected Works 1989-2009Rennie Collection, VancouverSolo
2009Undercurrent (Red)Galleria Continua, San GimignanoSolo
2009Interior LandscapeFondazione Querini Stampalia, VeniceSolo
2009Hanging GardenKunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, ViennaSolo
2009Mona HatoumAlexander and Bonin, New YorkSolo
2009Measures of EntanglementUllens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), BeijingSolo
2009BarockMADRE, NaplesGroup
2009Earth: Art of A Changing WorldGSK Contemporary 2009, Royal Academy of Art, LondonGroup
2009Taswir- Pictorial Mappings of Islam & ModernityMartin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinGroup
2009El Patio de Mi CasaViana Patio de la Cancela, CordobaGroup
2009Slash: Paper Under the KnifeMuseum of Arts & Design, New YorkGroup
2009OpeningMuseum Montanelli, PragueGroup
2009Pulsioni Performative Nell’arte ContemporaneaTorrione Passari, Molfetta-Bari, ItalyGroup
2009Natura MortaFondazione Merz, TurinGroup
2009In BetweenUne Etrange Familiarite, Chateau Musee de Nemours, FranceGroup
2009British Subjects: Identity & Self-Fashioning 1967 – 2009Neuberger Museum of Art, New YorkGroup
2009The Passionate Pursuit: Gifts from Donna & Cargill MacMillanPalm Springs Art Museum, Palm SpringsGroup
2009Void of MemoryPlatform 2009, Kimusa , SeoulGroup
2009The Memory LabyrinthGallery of Contemporary Art BWA, KatowiceGroup
2009Medals of DishonourThe British Museum, LondonGroup
2009Createurs Contemporains de PalestineInstitut du Monde Arabe, ParisGroup
2009Political - MinimalMuseum Sztuki, Lodz, PolandGroup
2009Surrealism and Contemporary Art: Subversive SpacesWarwickshireGroup
2009Le Sang d’un poeteSaint-Nazaire Biennale, NantesGroup
2009Rebelle: Art and FeminismMuseum voor moderne Kunst, ArnhemGroup
2009Private UniversesDallas Museum of Art -Group
2009AccrochageGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinGroup
2009Pot LuckThe New Art Gallery, Walsall Group
2009PassportsWhitechapel Gallery, LondonGroup
2009In A Room Anything Can HappenCenter for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, NYGroup
2009Off the Beaten Path; Violence, Women and ArtUNESCO Headquarters, ParisGroup
2009Bijoux de FamilleGalerie Chantal Crousel, ParisGroup
2009Desenhos: A a Z (Drawings A to Z)Museu da Cidade, LisbonGroup
2009CloserBeirut Art Center, BeirutGroup
2009History of ViolenceHaifa Museum of Art, HaifaGroup
2009The Power of OrnamentBelvedere, ViennaGroup
2009I have a dream: An International Tribute to Martin Luther King JnrThe Gabarron Foundation, New York, NYGroup
2009Le Travail de RiviereCredac, IvryGroup
2009Twelve Travels - British Art in Sensibility and ExperienceSetagaya Art Museum, TokyoGroup
2008Mona HatoumGalerie Chantal Crousel, ParisSolo
2008Mona HatoumUnhomely, Max Hetzler, BerlinSolo
2008Mona Hatoum - Hanging GardenDAAD Gallery, BerlinSolo
2008Present TenseParasol Unit Foundation of Contemporary Art, LondonSolo
2008Mona HatoumDarat al Funun, Amman, JordanSolo
2008Twelve Travels British Art in Sensibility and ExperienceTochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, JapanGroup
2008Fire Walkers Contemporary Artists from India and South AsiaStefan Stux Gallery, New YorkGroup
20082Move: IrelandBelfast Exposed Photography and Solstice Arts Centre, IrelandGroup
2008LoveLaing Art Gallery, NewcastleGroup
2008LoveNational Gallery, LondonGroup
2008Biennale DonnaFerrara, ItalyGroup
2008Genesis The Art of CreationZentrum Paul Klee, BernGroup
2008Ego Documents - The AutobiographicalContemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
2008…And Then Again: Printed Series, 1500-2007UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2008REMIX: Recent AcquisitionsAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2008BetwixtMagasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, StockholmGroup
2008U-TURNQuadrennial for Contemporary Art, CopenhagenGroup
2008Vou-te contar uma historia: Let me tell you a storyPorta 33, MadeiraGroup
2008Close-UpThe Fruitmarket Gallery, EdinburghGroup
2008The Impossible PrisonGalleries of Justice, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, EnglandGroup
2008Occupied Space 2008: Art For PalestineThe Mosaic Rooms, A - M - Qattan Foundation, LondonGroup
2008CAPC presents Presence PanchounetteCAPC, Musee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, BordeauxGroup
2008Mental DrawingsGalleria Alessandra Bonomo, RomeGroup
2008The Realms of the GameMuseum of Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2008Never-Part: Histories of PalestineBOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, BrusselsGroup
2008Heavy MetalKunsthalle Zu Kiel, KielGroup
2008Political - MinimalKW Institute for Contemporary Art, BerlinGroup
2007Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006Capital Museum, BeijingGroup
2007Turbulance3rd Auckland Triennial, AucklandGroup
2007Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of ChangeSharjah Biennial, SharjahGroup
2007Double Movement - Migratory AestheticsSala Veronicas, MurciaGroup
2007Diagnosis (Art): Contemporary Art Reflecting MedicineMuseum im Kulturspeicher Wurzburg, WurzburgGroup
2007Mining GlassMuseum of Glass, TacomaGroup
2007TO BE CONTINUED…Magasin 3, Stockholmd Konsthall, StockholmGroup
2007Neue HeimatBerlinische Galerie, BerlinGroup
2006KairoticTownhouse Gallery, CairoSolo
2006Mona HatoumGallery Max Hetzler, BerlinSolo
2006Mona HatoumGalleria Continua, San GimignanoSolo
2006Hot SpotWhite Cube Mason’s Yard, LondonSolo
2006Group Exhibition21st Century Museum, Kanazawa, JapanGroup
2006Conversations = HadithGalerie Sfeir-Semler, BeirutGroup
2006Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of LookingMoMA, New YorkGroup
2006Biella Prize for Engraving 2006: Art in the Age of AnxietyMuseo del Territorio di Biellese, BiellaGroup
2006You’ll Never Know - Drawing and Random InterfaceHarris Museum and Art Gallery, PrestonGroup
2006If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom historyThe Showroom, LondonGroup
2006Cavities - Space PersonifiedMain Art Gallery, Californian State University, FullertonGroup
2006Into Me - Out of MeP -S -1 Contemporary Art Center, New YorkGroup
2006RE: LOCATIONAlexander and Bonin, New YorkGroup
2006Around the World in Eighty DaysInstitute of Contemporary Arts, LondonGroup
2006Zones of Contact2006 Biennale of Sydney, SydneyGroup
2006UBS Openings: Tate Modern Collection 2006 Domestic IncidentsTate Modern, LondonGroup
2006Anstoss Berlin-Kunst Macht WeltHaus am Waldsee, BerlinGroup
2006ParanoiaLeeds City Art Gallery, LeedsGroup
2006Case Studies: Art in a ValiseKatonah Museum of Art, New YorkGroup
2006Polemos - L’opera d’arte tra conflitto e superamentoFortress of Gavi, AlessandriaGroup
2006EreticaMuseum Sant’Anna, PalermoGroup
2006Three Colours – Blue, Rohkunstbau XIIIGross Leuthen Castle - Spreewald, Gross LeuthenGroup
2006Out of Time: A Contemporary ViewThe Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
2006Nach RokytnikMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, ViennaGroup
2006How To Improve The WorldHayward Gallery, LondonGroup
2006Allegories of DisplacementWestport Arts Center, Westport, CTGroup
2006Carbonic AnhydrideGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinGroup
2006ConfiniMuseo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, SardiniaGroup
2006D’OmbraPalazzo delle Papesse, SienaGroup
2006Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples 1960 to NowThe Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
2006Venice – Istanbulstanbul Museum of Modern Art, IstanbulGroup
2006The 80’s: A Topology of SenseFundacao Serralves, PortoGroup
2006This Will Not Happen Without YouJohn Hansard Gallery, SouthamptonGroup
2006On Earth’s FaceMusee des Beaux-Arts de Lille, LilleGroup
2006Super VisionThe Institute of Contemporary Art, BostonGroup
2006Touch My ShadowsCentre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, WarsawGroup
2006Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006Guangdong Museum of Art, GuangzhouGroup
2005Over My Dead BodyMCA Sydney, SydneySolo
2005Mobile HomeAlexander and Bonin, New YorkSolo
2005Mona HatoumDouglas F - Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OregonSolo
2005Coleccion de Fotografia Contemporanea de TelefonicaMARCO, VigoGroup
2005Theorema - Une Collection Privee en ItalieLa Collection d’Enea Righi, Collection Lambert en Avignon, AvignonGroup
2005Beyond East and West - Seven Transnational ArtistsWilliams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MassachusettsGroup
2005The Body - Art & ScienceNational Museum, StockholmGroup
2005Non Toccare la Donna Bianca – Arte Contemporanea fra Diversita e LiberazioneCastel dell’Ovo Museum, NaplesGroup
2005Some Stories: Women Artists from Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Algeria and Palestine show in Film and Video Constructions of Female IdentityKunsthalle Wien, ViennaGroup
2005Works on PaperGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinGroup
2005Colour After KleinBarbican Art Gallery, LondonGroup
2005BidibidobidibooLa Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Piazza del Municipio, Guarene d’Alba, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, TurinGroup
2005The 51st International Art ExhibitionVenice Biennale, VeniceGroup
2005The Treason of SculptureGaleria Mario Sequeira, BragaGroup
2005EnsembleMUHKA, AntwerpGroup
2005PanopticonZacheta National Gallery of Art, WarsawGroup
2005Videographies – The Early Decades from the EMST CollectionThe Factory, Athens School of Fine Art, AthensGroup
2005The Gesture: A Visual Library in ProgressMacedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, ThessalonikiGroup
2005Fairy Tales ForeverARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, AarhusGroup
2005Take291291 Gallery, LondonGroup
2005London in Six Easy Steps: The Real MeInstitute of Contemporary Art, LondonGroup
2005Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary CulturesRichard E Peeler Art Centre, IndianapolisGroup
2005On both sides of the Rhine - MovementLudwig Museum, CologneGroup
2005Guardami - Percezione del VideoPalazzo delle Papesse, SienaGroup
2005Video II: AllegoryNRW-Furum Kultur und Wirtschaft, DusseldorfGroup
2005La peau est ce qu’il y a de plus profoundMusee des Beaux Arts de Valeniennes, ValenciennesGroup
2004Mona HatoumHamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, GermanySolo
2004Mona HatoumRene Blouin, MontrealSolo
2004Made in MexicoICA BostonGroup
2004Beyond East & WestKrannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, ChampaignGroup
2004Infinitely SpecificMontserrat College of Art, BeverlyGroup
2004The Big Eat in ArtKunsthalle Bielefeld, BielefeldGroup
2004Contemporary Photography CollectionFundacion Telefonica, MadridGroup
2004In MovementUnesco Headquarters, ParisGroup
2004Turning Points: 20th Century British SculptureTehran Museum of Contemporary Art, TehranGroup
2004Symbolic Space & RepetitionHudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New YorkGroup
2004IncommunicadoCity Art Centre, EdinburghGroup
2004La Collection D’Art Contemporain D’Agnes BLes Abattoirs, ToulouseGroup
2004Laocoon DevouredARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainGroup
2004Out of PlaceGalerie Nordenhake, BerlinGroup
2004TransculturesNational Museum of Contemporary Art, AthensGroup
2004Eclipse: Towards the Edge of the VisibleWhite Cube, LondonGroup
2004Love It Or Leave itCetinje Biennial V, Cetinje, MontenegroGroup
2004Don’t Touch The White WomanFondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, TorinoGroup
2004The Search For Identity – New VisionsDoncaster Museum and Art Gallery, DoncasterGroup
2004Uses of the Image - PhotographyFilm and Video In The Jumex Collection, Malba, Buenos AiresGroup
2004Cordially InvitedBAK, UtrechtGroup
2004British Sculpture ShowNational Museum of Art, BucharestGroup
2003Mona HatoumMuseo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca – MACO, Oaxaca and Ex-Convento de Conkal, Yukatan, MexicoSolo
2003Mona Hatoum: Photo and video worksUppsala Konstmuseum, UppsalaSolo
2003Artist’s Choice: Mona HatoumHere is Elsewhere, MOMA, Queens, New YorkSolo
2003M_ARS - Art and WarNeue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, GrazGroup
2003Serious Play - Metaphorical GesturesThe Austrian Cultural Forum, New York CityGroup
2003Micro - macroThe Budapest Kunsthalle, BudapestGroup
2003Bankett; Metabolismus und KommunikationZentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2003IndependenceSouth London gallery, LondonGroup
2003Europe ExistsMacedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, ThessalonikiGroup
2003Il racconto del filoMuseo di Arte Moderna, TrentoGroup
2003Contemporary Collecting: New Art for ManchesterManchester Art Gallery, ManchesterGroup
2003Through The Eye Of A NeedleGalerie Chantal Crousel, ParisGroup
2003Legacy; A Benefit exhibition of works by Capp Street Project AlumnaeAnthony Meier Fine Arts, San FranciscoGroup
2003Just Love Me; Post-Feministic Art of the 1990sBergen Art Museum, BergenGroup
2003IncommunicadoSainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, NorwichGroup
2003Images of SocietyKunstmuseum Thun, SwitzerlandGroup
2003Fast Forward – Media ArtZKM, KarlsruheGroup
2002Mona HatoumLaboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
2002Grater DivideWhite Cube, LondonSolo
2002Mona HatoumCentro de Arte de Salamanca (CASA) and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea (CGAC), Santiago de CompostelaSolo
2002Mona HatoumAlexander and Bonin, New YorkSolo
2002PassengerAstrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo NorwayGroup
2002A Measure of RealityKettle’s Yard, CambridgeGroup
2002Money and Value - The Last TabooSwiss National Expo - 02, Biel, SwitzerlandGroup
2002A Measure of RealityKettle’s Yard, CambridgeGroup
2002Another World: Twelve Bedroom StoriesKunstmuseum LuzernGroup
200240 Jahre: Fluxus und die folgenKunstsommer Wiesbaden 2002, WiesbadenGroup
2002To Eat or not to EatCASA, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, SalamancaGroup
2001Domestic DisturbanceMass MOCA, North Adams, MassachusettsSolo
2001Mona HatoumSala Mendoza, CaracasSolo
2001Look OutPitshanger Manor & Gallery, LondonGroup
2001El Instante Eterno - The Eternal Instant: Art and Spirituality at the Change of the MilenniumEspai d’Art Contemporain de Castello, CastelloGroup
2001Un Siecle d’arpenteurs, les figures de la Marche: de Warhol a NaumanKoldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San SebastianGroup
2001Field DayTaipei Fine Arts Museum, TaiwanGroup
2001Confidences: Parce que c’etait lui, c’etait moiCasino Luxembourg, Forum d’art Contemporain, LuxembourgGroup
2001 (Self) PortraitsAlexander and Bonin, New YorkGroup
2001Cuerpo y PecadoBody and Sin, Bienal de Valencia, ValenciaGroup
2001New Palestinian ArtIFA Galerie, Bonn; IFA Galerie StuttgartGroup
2001Il Dono - The GiftPalazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Candiani Cultural Center, MestreGroup
2001Border StoriesIX International Biennial of Photography, TurinAlberto Martin Exposito and EnriqueGroup
2001Contemporary Artists of the MediterraneanCulturgest, LisbonGroup
2001In Weiter Ferne, so nahIFA Galerie BonnGroup
2001FluidWolverhamton Art Gallery, WolverhamptonGroup
2000Mona HatoumLe College, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen - MUHKA, AntwerpSolo
2000The Entire World as a Foreign LandTate Gallery, LondonSolo
2000Images from ElsewhereFig 1, LondonSolo
2000Mona HatoumSITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New MexicoSolo
2000Sincerely YoursAstrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art, OsloGroup
2000Psycho: Art and AnatomyAnne Faggionato, LondonGroup
2000Friends and Neighboursthe 4th EV+A Biennial, Limerick City Gallery of Art, LimerickGroup
2000Cosmos: From Romanticism to Avant-garde, 1801-2001Palazzo Grassi, VeniceGroup
2000Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death in Contemporary ArtVirginia Museum of Fine Arts, RichmondGroup
2000Out ThereWhite Cube2, Hoxton Square, LondonGroup
2000Between Cinema and a Hard PlaceTate Modern, LondonGroup
2000Sense and SensualityNeues Museum Weserburg BremenGroup
2000Orbis TerrarumMuseum Plantin-Moretus, AntwerpGroup
2000EX LUXKunsthalle Tirol, Hall, AustriaGroup
2000La forma del mondo - la fine del mondoPadiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, MilanGroup
2000La Casail Corpo, il Cuore, National Gallery, PragueGroup
2000Ayloul FestivalForum 2000, BeirutGroup
2000Vision and RealityLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DenmarkGroup
2000MAN- Body in Art from 1950-2000Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Skovvej, DenmarkGroup
2000Look outWolverhampton Art Gallery, WolverhamptonGroup
2000No es solo lo que ves - Pervirtiendo el minimalismoCentro de Arte Reina Sofia, MadridGroup
2000Century of Innocence – The History of the White MonochromeRooseum - Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, SwedenGroup
2000StillAlexander and Bonin, New YorkGroup
2000Un Siecle d’Arpenteurs : Les Figures de la MarcheMusee Picasso, AntibesGroup
2000Nurture and Desire (in Aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer)Hayward Gallery, LondonGroup
1999Mona HatoumCastello Di Rivoli, TurinSolo
1999Mona HatoumThe Box, TurinSolo
1999Mona HatoumArtPace Foundation, San Antonio, TexasSolo
1999Mona HatoumLe Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers, FranceSolo
1999Mona HatoumAlexander and Bonin, New YorkSolo
1999Real - Life: New British ArtAshiya City Museum of Art History, JapanGroup
1999Minimal-MaximalStaatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, GermanyGroup
1999As Above, So BelowThe Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaGroup
1999Threshold: Invoking the Domestic in Contemporary ArtJohn Michael Kohler Arts Center, WisconsinGroup
1999War Zones: Present TenseArtspeak Gallery, VancouverGroup
1999Cosmos: From Romanticism to Avant-garde, 1801-2001The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, MontrealGroup
1999La Casa, il Corpo, il CuoreMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, ViennaGroup
1999Looking for a PlaceSITE Santa Fe's Third International Biennial, Santa Fe, New MexicoGroup
1999The Century of the BodyPhotoworks 1900-2000, Culturgest, LisbonGroup
1999Interweavings (Metissages)CCAC Institute, Oakland, CaliforniaGroup
1999The XXth Century - one century of art in GermanyNeue Nationalgalerie, BerlinGroup
1999Art Worlds in Dialogue - From Gaugin to the Global PresentMuseum Ludwig, CologneGroup
199954 x 54Financial Times Building, LondonGroup
1999Fourth WallRoyal National Theatre, LondonGroup
1998Mona HatoumMuseum of Modern Art, Oxford and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, EdinburghSolo
1998Mona HatoumKunsthalle Basel, BaselSolo
1998Alexander and BoninNew YorkGroup
1998Wounds: between democracy and redemption in contemporary artModerna Museet, StockholmGroup
1998Close Echoes, Public Body & Artificial EyeCity Art Gallery, PragueGroup
1998EcholotMuseum Fridericianum, KasselGroup
1998Real Life: New British ArtTochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Fukuoka City Art Museum, Hiroshima City Museum, Tokyo Museum of Contemporary ArtGroup
1998ClaustrophobiaIkon Gallery, BirminghamGroup
1998Traversees - CrossingsNational Gallery of Canada, OttawaGroup
1998SensationHamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart, BerlinGroup
1998XXIV Biennial de Sao PauloFundacao Biennial Sao PauloGroup
1998Addressing the Century100 Years of Art and Fashion, Hayward Gallery, LondonGroup
1998Minimal-MaximalNeues Museum Weserburg BremenGroup
1998Sarajevo 2000Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, ViennaGroup
1998Ornament in the Field of VisionCentre for Freudian Analysis and Research, LondonGroup
1998Engel: EngelThe Rudolfinum, PragueGroup
1998Emotion - Young British and American Artists from the Goetz CollectionDeichtorhallen, HamburgGroup
199850 especes d’espacesMusee d’art contemporain de MarseilleGroup
1998The 7th International Cairo BiennaleCairoGroup
1998PhotographsAlexander and Bonin, New YorkGroup
1997Mona HatoumMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New YorkSolo
1997Mona HatoumGalerie Rene Blouin, MontrealSolo
1997Life - live, La scene artistique au Royaume-Uni en 1996, de nouvelles aventuresCentro Cultural de Belem, LisbonGroup
1997De-Genderism: detruire dit-elle ilSetagaya Art Museum, TokyoGroup
1997Inside the VisibleArt Gallery of Western Australia, PerthGroup
1997Artistes Palestiniens contemporainsInstitut du Monde Arabe, ParisGroup
1997Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 80s and 90sHayward Gallery, LondonGroup
1997Inside, Henry Art gallery, University of Washington, SeattleGroup
1997You are hereRoyal College of Art, LondonGroup
1997A Quality of LightSt - Ives International, Newlyn Art Gallery, CornwallGroup
1997Engel: EngelKunsthalle, ViennaGroup
1997Changing SpacesMiami Art Museum (and tour)Group
1997The Quiet in the LandInstitute of Contemporary Art, Portland, MaineGroup
1997Kwangju BiennaleSouth KoreaGroup
1997Sensation: Young British Art from the Saatchi CollectionRoyal Academy of Arts, LondonGroup
1997TrashQuando i rifiuti diventano arte, Palazzo delle Albere, TrentoGroup
1997BodyThe Art Gallery of New South Wales, SydneyGroup
1997Private Face - Urban SpaceGasworks, Athens and Rethymon Center for Contemporary Art, CreteGroup
1997Art from the UKSammlung Goetz, MunichGroup
1996Mona HatoumThe Fabric Workshop and Museum, PhiladelphiaSolo
1996Mona HatoumAnadiel Gallery, JerusalemSolo
1996Current DisturbanceCapp Street Project, San FranciscoSolo
1996QuartersVia Farini, MilanSolo
1996Mona HatoumDe Appel, AmsterdamSolo
1996Inside the VisibleInstitute of Contemporary Art, BostonGroup
1996Feed and GreedOstereichisches Museum Fur Angewandte Kunst, ViennaGroup
1996DimensionsStadische Kunstlhalle MannheimGroup
1996NowHereLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DenmarkGroup
1996fremdKorper corps etranger - Foreign BodyMuseum fur Gegenwartskunst, BaselGroup
1996Distemper: Dissonant Themes in the Art of the 1990sHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, WashingtonGroup
1996The Art EmbodiedMAC Galeries contemporaines des Musees de MarseilleGroup
1996Toyama ‘96The Sixth International Contemporary Art Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, ToyamaGroup
1996The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and the ShakersSabbathday Lake Shaker community, Maine (Residency)Group
1996Inclusion: ExclusionSteirischer Herbst ‘96, Graz, AustriaGroup
1996Life - Live, La scene artistique au Royaume-Uni en 1996, de nouvelles aventuresMusee d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ParisGroup
1995Mona HatoumWhite Cube, LondonSolo
1995Short SpaceGalerie Chantal Crousel, ParisSolo
1995Mona HatoumThe British School at RomeSolo
1995ARS 95 HelsinkiMuseum of Contemporary Art, HelsinkiGroup
1995Inside the VisibleBegijnhof Sint-Elizabeth, Kortrijk, Belgium -Group
1995Korper FormenKunstlerwerkstatt, MunichGroup
1995Identity and AlterityVenice Biennale, VeniceGroup
1995Rites of PassageTate Gallery, LondonGroup
1995Here and NowSerpentine Gallery, LondonGroup
1995Objects in Advance of the ConceptBurnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, CanadaGroup
1995Femininmasculin - le sexe de l'artCentre Georges Pompidou, ParisGroup
1995The Turner Prize 1995 exhibitionTate Gallery, LondonGroup
19954th International Istanbul BiennialIstanbulGroup
1994Mona HatoumGalerie Rene Blouin, MontrealSolo
1994Mona HatoumMusee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, ParisSolo
1994Mona HatoumC -R -G - Art Incorporated, New YorkSolo
1994Forces of Change: Artists of the Arab WorldThe National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DCGroup
1994Visione BritannicaNotions of Space, Galleria Valentina Moncada, RomeGroup
1994Le Saut dans le videTSDKH-Exhibition Centre, MoscowGroup
1994The Visual Diary, Women's own StoriesThe Houston Center for Photography, HoustonGroup
1994Espacios FragmentadosV Bienal de la Habana, Havana, CubaGroup
1994Ik + de AnderBeurs van Berlage, AmsterdamGroup
1994Sense and Sensibility: Women and Minimalism in the NinetiesMuseum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
1994Super SuburbMuseum City Tenjin '94, Fukuoka, JapanGroup
1994Le ShuttleKunstlerhaus Bethanien, BerlinGroup
1994Art Unlimited: Multiples of the 60s and 90sCentre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (and tour)Group
1994Cocido y CrudoMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MadridGroup
1994Heart of DarknessMuseum Kroller Muller, Otterlo, HollandGroup
1993Recent WorkArnolfini, BristolSolo
1993Mona Hatoum (and Andrea Fisher)South London Gallery, LondonDuo
1993Le Socle du MondeGalerie Chantal Crousel, Paris -Solo
1993Positionings - Transpositions (and Barbara Steinman)Art Gallery of Ontario, TorontoDuo
1993Interrogating IdentityDuke University Museum of Art, DurhamGroup
1993Four RoomsSerpentine Gallery, LondonGroup
1993Grazer CombustionSteirischer Herbst '93 Festival, GrazGroup
1993WitnessPresentation House Gallery, Vancouver (and Canada tour)Group
1993Eros, c'est la vieConfort Moderne, Poitiers, FranceGroup
1993Video and OralityNational Gallery of Canada, OttawaGroup
1992Mona HatoumMario Flecha Gallery, LondonSolo
1992Dissected SpaceChapter, CardiffSolo
1992Pour la Suite du MondeMusee d'Art Contemporain de MontrealGroup
1992Interrogating IdentityWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, Madison Art Center, Madison, Center for the Fine Arts, MiamiGroup
1992Manifeste, 30 ans de creation en perspective 1960-1990Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, ParisGroup
1992Fine Material for a Dream - - - ?Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Ferons MuseumGroup
1992Brit Art11 Britische Kunstler, Kunsthaus Glarus, GlarusGroup
1992The Cutting EdgeBarbican Art Gallery, LondonGroup
1992Conspiracies of SilenceNational Film Theatre, LondonGroup
1991IV Bienal de la HabanaHavana, CubaGroup
1991Shocks to the SystemFoyer Galleries, Royal Festival Hall, LondonGroup
1991Interrogating IdentityGrey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, BostonGroup
1991The Interrupted LifeThe New Museum of Contemporary Art, New YorkGroup
1991The Hybrid StateExit Art, New YorkGroup
1991Video Fest '91Medien Operative, BerlinGroup
1991Video PositiveMerseyside's International Video Festival, LiverpoolGroup
1990The British Art ShowMcLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Leeds City Art Gallery and Hayward Gallery, LondonGroup
1989The Light at the EndThe Showroom, LondonSolo
1989The Light at the EndOboro Gallery, MontrealSolo
1985Between the LinesThe Orchard Gallery, DerrySolo
1984The Negotiating TableThe Franklin Furnace, New York Solo
1984Variation on Discord and DivisionsABC No Rio, New York, A -K -A -, Saskatoon, The Western Front, Vancouver, Articule, MontrealSolo
1983The Negotiating TableSAW Gallery, Ottawa, N -A -C -, St - Catherines, The Western Front, VancouverSolo