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Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut, Lebanon in 1952 and has lived in London since 1975.

She has participated in numerous important group exhibitions including the Turner Prize (1995), Venice Biennale (1995 and 2005), Documenta, Kassel (2002 and 2017), Biennale of Sydney (2006), the Istanbul Biennial (1995 and 2011) and The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013).

A major touring exhibition with over a hundred works from the late 1970s to the present were on display at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015), Tate Modern, London and KIASMA, Helsinki (2016). In January this year Hatoum received the Whitechapel Art Icon Award.

‘I am delighted to be nominated for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture and very honoured to have my name associated with that of the great artist. I look forward to exhibiting my work in The Hepworth Wakefield’s beautiful Chipperfield designed gallery.’

Mona Hatoum, Map (clear), 2015. Installation view at Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2015 © Mona Hatoum. Courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo Florian Kleinefenn
Mona Hatoum, Quarters, 2017. Installation view at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig © Mona Hatoum. Courtesy the artist and MdbK Leipzig. Photo dotgain.info

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The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

26 Oct 2018 - 20 Jan 2019

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Shortlist announced for second The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

On Thursday 22 March, The Hepworth Wakefield announced the five artists nominated for the second The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture.

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