About Mona Hatoum - 关于莫娜·哈透

 

Mona Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut in 1952 and since 1975 has lived and worked in London. She originally went to England on a visit and stayed on when the outbreak of the civil war in Lebanon prevented her returning.

After studying at the Byam Shaw and the Slade School of Art in London, Hatoum first became widely known in the mid-'80s for a series of performance and video works that focused with great intensity on the body. Since the beginning of the '90s, her work moved increasingly towards large-scale installation works that aim to engage the viewer in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination. Hatoum has developed a language in which familiar, domestic everyday objects like chairs, beds, cots and kitchen utensils are often transformed into foreign, threatening and sometimes dangerous objects. Even the human body is rendered unfamiliar in 'Corps étranger' (1994), a video installation that displays an endoscopic journey through the interior landscape of her own body.

Hatoum's work has been exhibited widely in solo exhibitions in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia.

Photo by Jim Rakete © Mona Hatoum

 

莫娜·哈透姆1952年出生在贝鲁特的一个巴勒斯坦家庭。1975年,哈透姆在英国旅游期间黎巴嫩内战的爆发,她无法回国,由此滞留英国,开始在伦敦的生活和工作,直到现在。

哈透姆曾就读于伦敦拜恩萧艺术学院和斯莱德艺术学院。80年代中期,她通过一系列强烈关注身体的行为艺术和视频作品成功地进入公众视野。90年代初始,她的作品逐渐转向大型装置,试图把观者置于欲望和厌恶、恐惧和吸引的情感冲突中。哈透姆以特定的艺术语言,把椅子、吊床、厨具等熟悉的家居用品变形为陌生、危险、充满威胁的事物。在《陌生的身体》(1994)中,视频装置播放着她自己身体的内部景观,一段内窥镜的旅程,而身体已被转化得无从辨识。

哈透姆在欧洲、美国、加拿大和澳大利亚多次举办个展。 

图片拍摄: Jim Rakete  ©由 Mona Hatoum版权所有

Portrait Mona Hatoum