Mona Hatoum (Photo © Gabby Laurent 2018)

Hatoum, Mona

Beirut, Lebanon, 1952

Mona Hatoum | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa



Studies at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London.


Studies at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.


Hatoum’s installation The Light at the End is shown at the Showroom in London and Oboro Gallery in Montreal.


Participates in the IV Bienal de La Habana in Havana, Cuba.


The Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris presents the exhibition Mona Hatoum.
Hatoum’s work is included in the exhibition Sense and Sensibility: Women and Minimalism in the Nineties at theMuseum of Modern Art in New York.


Shortlisted for the Turner Prize, awarded by the Tate Gallery in London.
Participates in the XLVI Biennale di Veneziaand the 4th International Istanbul Biennial.
White Cube in London presents Mona Hatoum: Socle du Monde.


Viafarini in Milan presents Quarters: Mona Hatoum, and the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia presents Mona Hatoum New Work.


The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents an exhibition dedicated to the artist’s work, which later travels to the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh in 1998.
Hatoum’s work is included in Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The exhibition later travels to the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York.


The Kunsthalle Basel presents an exhibition of the artist’s work.
Participates in the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo.


Exhibitions of Hatoum’s work are held at Castello di Rivoli in Turin and Le Creux de l’Enfer in Thiers, France; the latter exhibition travels to Frac Champagne-Ardenne in Reims, France and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen in Antwerp in 2000.


Tate Britain in London; fig-1 in London; and SITE Santa Fe present exhibitions of Hatoum’s work; the latter travels to Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts in 2001.


Sala Mendoza in Caracas presents Mona Hatoum.


Exhibitions of the artist’s work are held at Centro de Arte de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, traveling to Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City travelling to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca and Exconvento de Conkal, Yucatan in 2003; and also White Cube in London
Participates in Documenta XI in Kassel.


Uppsala Konstmuseum presents Photo and Video Works and artist curates Artist’s Choice: Mona Hatoum, Here Is Elsewhere at Museum of Modern Art, New York


The Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg presents the exhibition Mona Hatoum, which later travels to the Kunstmuseum Bonn and Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.


A retrospective of the artist’s work is held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia.
Participates in the LI Biennale di Venezia.


White Cube in London and Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin present exhibitions of the artist’s work.
Participates in the 15th Biennale of Sydney in Sydney, Australia.


Participates in La Triennale di Milano, Milan


Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art in London presents Mona Hatoum: Present Tense.
Exhibitions of Hatoum’s work also take place at Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris and Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin.
She also exhibited at Darat al Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman


The exhibition Mona Hatoum: Measures of Entanglement is held at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.
The Fondazione Merz in Turin presents Mona Hatoum: Natura Morta, and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice presents Mona Hatoum: Interior Landscape.
Alexander and Bonin in New York shows recent work by the artist.


Mona Hatoum: Le Grande Monde is presented at the Fundación Botín in Santander, Spain.
Receives the Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis, awarded by the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. An exhibition of the artist’s work is organized in conjunction with the award presentation.


Presents new work at White Cube, Mason’s Yard in London and Alexander and Bonin in New York.
Work by Hatoum is included in the exhibitions The Luminous Interval: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Heroines at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.


The solo exhibition Projection opens at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona (Spain), on the occasion of the Joan Miró Prize ceremony.
Hatoum’s recent works are shown at the Arter gallery in Istanbul and Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin.
Her work is part of the exhibition Inhabited Architecture at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Artist participates in 7th Liverpool Biennial



The exhibition Mappings opens at the Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs-Centre d’Art d’Aubagne, France, while Mona Hatoum is on at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, in Switzerland.
Hatoum’s works can be seen at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy, and at Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris.
Artist participates in a collateral Event of the LV Venice Biennale held at the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, Venice and in the V Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow.


Mona Hatoum: Turbulence opens at the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) in Doha, Qatar.
Hatoum’s works are shown at the Alexander and Bonin contemporary art gallery in New York and Galerie René Blouin in Montreal, Canada.
Close Quarters opens at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent in Ghent, Belgium.
The exhibition Mona Hatoum travels from the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in Brazil to the Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Hatoum’s work is included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala.


The Centre Pompidou in Paris hosts a major Hatoum exhibition, later shown at Tate Modern in London and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki.
Another solo exhibition takes place at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston, USA, and her work Twelve Windows can be seen at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, USA.


Participates in Marrakech Biennale 6


Is awarded the Hiroshima Art Prize and a solo exhibition of her work is held at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.
A major solo exhibition is organized by The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, USA. It then travels to the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Displacements/Entortungen: Ayşe Erkmen & Mona Hatoum is the first joint exhibition of Erkmen and Hatoum, at the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig, Germany.
Participates in Documenta 13, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens and Fridericianum, Kassel.


Remains of the Day is exhibited at White Cube in Hong Kong.
The Whitechapel Gallery, in collaboration with Swarovski, award her the Art Icon Award 2018.
Gets the Premi Trobades Albert Camus, a prize given by Sala Polivalent Albert Camus in Sant Lluís, Balearic Islands, Spain.
Wins the Ruth Baumgarte Art Award.
Riverrun, Istanbul presents Every Wall a Door and the artist is nominated for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, with a presentation at The Hepworth Wakefield.


Works by this artist